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Amy Nadal

Amy Nadal

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Amy's knack for bringing people together and understanding data has been a boon to Mishkan Chicago for the last two years. 

Known as a strong communicator, Amy worked her way up to oversee Mishkan's membership. She implemented a program for small-group meetings to connect like-minded people even during the isolation of the pandemic and is always looking for new ways to keep members excited about programming. 

In addition to her work at Mishkan, Amy brings her enthusiasm and dedication to Camp Kesem, which supports children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. She serves as a Camp Advisor to camps throughout the U.S. to ensure campers' safety and counselors' enjoyment of their work.

AGE:
26

PRONOUNS:
She, Her, Hers

PRIMARY GIG:
Senior Development & Engagement Associate at Mishkan Chicago

ON THE SIDE:
For the past 8 years, I have spent my summers volunteering as a counselor and advisor with Camp Kesem, a national non-profit that runs free programs supporting children through and beyond a parent’s cancer.⁠ Kesem means magic in Hebrew and this camp truly is that.

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I've been teaching myself to juggle and I practice between remote work meetings as a reset. If we are ever on Zoom call, chances are high that as soon as we log off, I'll be juggling.

CELEBRITY DOPPELGANGER:
Violet Parr from "The Incredibles" (fictional character)

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
My Zayde, Arthur Epstein, who has always modeled for me what it means to be a mensch with a capital M through his ongoing support of Jewish education and his passion for making mental health care more accessible. I'm also inspired by the value he places on his relationships and the time he takes to check-in and support others on a daily basis.

IF TIME AND MONEY WERE LIMITLESS, I WOULD:
Honestly, I probably would be living a very similar life to the one I currently am. I believe strongly in the importance of saving not spending in excess, tzedakah, and that the most beautiful parts of life are often the small, mundane, everyday interactions or experiences we have. Those are the things I value most.

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