Michael Waitz is serving his second year on the YLD Board. He grew up in Buffalo Grove and graduated from the DePaul University in 2009 with a degree in Business Management. After school he moved to Indianapolis where he went to work for Alpha Epsilon Pi International Fraternity running the program department. In this role, he visited over 125 college campuses in the United States, Canada, Israel, and the United Kingdom. Michael then began doing development in honor of the 100
anniversary for AEPi and then, in April 2014, joined Shorashim as the North American Director where they run over 100 educational trips to Israel throughout the year. He was selected as one of the 2015 Oy! Chicago's Double Chai in the Chi 36 under 36 list. Michael is excited to continue his involvement in the Chicago Jewish community. Michael is married to Aviva and they have two future YLD'ers at home, Jonah and Emma.