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Jamie Hendler

Jamie Hendler

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Jamie loves bringing her Jewish friends home as a Moishe House Without Walls host--where she creates opportunities for people to meet, connect and find new ways to get involved.

At work, Jamie teaches fellow accountants about Judaism as a part of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, organizing and leading lunch and learns about Jewish holidays and culture.

Jamie has been involved with Judaism all her life--whether attending North Suburban Synagogue Beth El with her family or becoming the president of Challah for Hunger while in college at Washington University.

Currently, Jamie is active in JUF's Young Leadership Division, where she is a recent LEADS participant and a 2023 Gesher cohort member. She served on the Business Professional Network committee for the last two years and frequently attends networking and social events. Through Mensches in Motion, she has volunteered at The Ark and the Anti-Cruelty Society.  

AGE:
25

PRONOUNS:
she/her/hers

PRIMARY GIG:
Innovation Consultant at Ernst & Young (Licensed CPA)

ON THE SIDE:
I love hosting Jewish events such as Shabbat dinners as a Moishe House Without Walls host. I lead and sing in Shir Chicago, a Jewish a cappella group of young professionals in the Chicagoland area. I teach WERQ (cardio dance fitness) at a local gym once a week. I also enjoy coaching students with their college essays.

CELEBRITY DOPPELGANGER:
Zooey Deschanel (I think it’s just the bangs!)

WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT IN THE LAST 10 YEARS:
My most recent proudest accomplishment is founding Shir Chicago, a Jewish a cappella group made up of young professionals in the Chicagoland area!

A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
My parents, first generation Americans who came to Chicago from Cape Town to start a new life for my sister and I, instilled a love of Judaism and the importance of family to me.

YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE:
Gam zeh ya’avor (This too shall pass)

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