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PJ Parent Connectors

Our Parent Connectors are members of our community and would love to meet you.  They are experienced parents who have kids the same age as yours.  They are here to listen and share stories and connect you to other families in your neighborhood or suburb and other opportunities in the Jewish community.

Email one of our Parent Connectors and take them up on their offer to meet for a play date or go out for coffee.   Or email the JUF Young Families team at youngfamilies@juf.org and we’ll be happy to connect you.

Meet Our
City Parent Connectors

Sara Morris

Sara Morris

Sara, her husband, and two children - Caleb and Penelope - currently live in Lakeview, and you can often find them at a nearby park ...   

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Sarah Beren

Sarah Beren Karelitz

Sarah resides in Wicker Park with her husband, Jon and two daughters Mia (6) and Dani (2). In addition to serving as a pj connector ...   

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Meet Our
Suburban Parent Connectors

Mara Franken

Mara Franken

Mara has been a midwestern girl her entire life. 

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Michelle Farra

Michelle Farra

Michelle is the proud mommy of a funny preschool boy and a curious 1st grade girl.

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Samantha Fishbein

Samantha Fishbein

Samantha grew up on Long Island in New York and made the move to Chicago 6 years ago.

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Paula Carter

Paula Carter

Paula is a mommy of 2 kiddos, Beckam and Hadley. She grew up in Buffalo Grove ...

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Dara Cameron

Dara Cameron

Dara Cameron was born and raised in Naperville and lives in Oak Park with her husband and one-year-old son, Ezra...

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“My son and I have been enjoying each book tremendously and each month, we look ahead joyfully for the next book title.”

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