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Builder, creator, teacher, leader-- all words that
could describe Aaron Tarragano.
An engineer by trade, Aaron is a natural
leader who provides support, solutions, and community wherever it's needed. He
sees a problem and helps to address it in any way he can. A Schamburg resident,
he recognized the need for young Jewish engagement in the suburbs. Straight
away, he started building community through hosting Shabbat dinners, creating a
hiking group and assisting with setting up holiday programming through Jewish
When he's not busy creating community, you can find him
using his 3-D printing skills to give back to the community. In addition to his
Etsy shop that offers printed artwork for weddings and shops, he leads
educational 3-D printing classes for children at Indian Trails Library. During
the pandemic, Aaron used his skills to print face shields for healthcare workers
across the country.
He, Him, His
Mold Tool Engineer
at SKF Sealing Solutions in Elgin, IL
ON THE SIDE:
3-D printing and AT3DPrints
(my own small 3-D printing business) customizable 3-D printed gifts for all
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
Inspiring, Positive, Caring, Dedicated, Passionate, Driven leader and
HOW YOU JEW IN CHICAGO:
I learn within my community by studying Judaic Values with
my Rabbi and more recently my peers. I started a Judaic Values discussion group
with my friends earlier this year in memory of my mom. She created so much love
and kindness within our Jewish community and it was a great way to give back.
Each session we read a passage from the Chofetz Chaim Loving Kindness book, then
we discuss questions based on the main topic of the passage. We focus on how to
incorporate performing acts of chesed in our daily lives.