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Men's Club Man and Youth of the Year


2019 Beth Judea Men’s Club Man of the Year


Brandt was newly installed as the VP of Membership and Communications for the Beth Judea’s Men’s Club and as a Board Member on the Board of Directors in July of 2018. In the past, he has served as a Men’s Club member at-large. has co-hosted

several Men’s Club events. He truly enjoys inspiring Jewish culture with Men’s Club members and the greater Beth Judea family through a variety of entertaining events. He also plays on the Men’s Club softball team. He is a regular Torah and Haftarah reader and loves serving the Beth Judea community through lay leadership. Brandt has a desire to continue learning lay leadership skills to take a more active role in services.


Brandt is married to Jennifer, an active member of Beth Judea’s Sisterhood. He and Jennifer just celebrated their daughter Sia’s baby naming in October and her first birthday on December 18th. While they have only been members since 2016, they are looking forward to many more years and simchas with the Beth Judea, Men’s Club and Sisterhood families.


Brandt holds a master’s degree in Special Education and has been in the field professionally for 10 years. He currently works as an Assistive Technology Facilitator for the Exceptional Learners’ Collaborative, a special education cooperative in Buffalo Grove that provides special education services to students at Stevenson High School and the feeder elementary/junior high schools. His greatest passion is providing students with the technology they need to better access the school curriculum and provide them with the confidence to reach their greatest potential.


Not only is he active in synagogue life, but Brandt also captains a park district softball team and participates in a bowling league, averaging around 197 pins. He even hit a perfect 300 game and has the ring to prove it! Nonetheless, he always sets time aside to spend special moments with his friends and family.


Brandt would like to extend his gratitude to the Men’s Club for all the support and the trust they have put in him. He is very appreciative of the honor and is humbled that his Men’s Club brothers are recognizing his efforts. Brandt looks forward to a lifetime of serving the Jewish community.


Men's Club Youth of the Year


2019 Beth Judea Men’s Club Youth of the Year


Adam Rosen is a senior at Stevenson High School who has been involved with BJUSY since he was in 8th grade. Currently serving as BJUSY’s Israel Affairs Vice President, he updates the chapter on events

going on in Israel as well as works with the entire chapter board to help BJUSY continue to make strides as a chapter.


Outside of Congregation Beth Judea, he works as the social media coordinator for the Stevenson student newspaper, as well as broadcasting sports games for the school. In addition, Adam has involved himself with a number of political campaigns and other forms of activism. Adam is a huge lover of journalism and will be studying journalism at the University of Missouri - Columbia next year.


Adam is honored to receive Congregation Beth Judea’s youth of the year award, and would like to thank the entire synagogue for welcoming him in and treating him like family since he stepped inside as an eighth grader four years ago. Adam would also like to thank his BJUSY and CHUSY family, as well as his entire extended family, his parents, his brother Howard and his brother Neil who brought him into BJUSY for the first time. Through USY, Adam has reconnected himself with Judaism and couldn’t do it without the help of everyone involved.

Sun, January 26 2020 29 Teves 5780