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Alex is an Israeli-Ukrainian American who is eager to learn languages and connect communities. In addition to speaking three languages fluently and two semi-fluently, he is also proficient in the languages of kindness, acceptance, and caring.
He spent four years at the Russian-Speaking Moishe House, where he planned events designed to connect Russian-speaking Jews to each other and their Eastern European heritage. During his time there, he liaised between Moishe House and JUF's Russian-speaking Jewish Division, and also serves as a board member for JUF's Young Leadership Division.
Alex frequents events at Wicker Park Chabad and J-Life, where he enjoys networking with young Jewish professionals. Previously, he worked for years in Jewish nonprofits engaging young adults.
Alex can say "Cheers!" in ten languages-which comes in handy as he meets people from all walks of Jewish life at Shabbat dinners and other Jewish community events in Chicago.
RSJ North American Community Manager at Moishe House
ON THE SIDE:
Internationally touring producer and DJ
SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:
I was born in Israel where I lived for 10 years, I have performed in over 10 different countries as a DJ, I have a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I have allergies to cats and dogs, but I still pet every single one I see.
A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Larisa Sotnikova Kislov
YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
Write down your dreams, visions, goals and targets. Not just on your phone in a note but written down pen to paper and put it somewhere you can see every day. This will help you stay focused and driven towards a direction you want to achieve. I do this every day, week, month and year. Having purpose keeps me focused and driven and the rest tends to align.