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Zev Blumenthal: Teen of the Month

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Mazel Tov to August Teen of the Month  Zev Blumenthal!


Zev has an incredibly heavy academic and extracurricular workload and still manages to participate meaningfully in Jewish events around Chicago. This year Zev held jobs as a photographer and waiter while also competing, and placing, in a national robotics competition with his schools robotics team. Academically, Zev is a great student and participates and helps run his schools JSU club in addition to his other extracurricular position as a Chapter Board member for  Midwest NCSY.

Thanks to  Levi Zeffren, for nomination Zev.

Do you know another outstanding teen? The Teen of The Month nomination form can be found at