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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

Deanna Lesht

Deanna Lesht

Deanna lives in Portage Park with her husband (Paul), an ever-curious three year old (Arthur), and ... 

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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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Meet Our
Suburban Parent Connectors

Danielle Schorr

Danielle Schorr

Danielle and her husband Joshua live in Sauganash with their three kids, Sarah (5) Megan (3) Ryan (2) ...

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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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Debi Schrimmer Rubin

Debi Schrimmer Rubin

Debi, and her husband Benji, live in Northbrook with their two children; Kalena and Nathan.

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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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Meet Our
Tween Parent Connector

Michelle Farra

Michelle Farra

Michelle is the proud mama of Maya, a fun, adventurous 4th grader, and Gavin, a spunky, hilarious 1st grader.

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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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