September 12, 2019 // 13 Elul 5779

Dear Haverim,

If you've been enjoying Tzedek Chicago's increasingly expanding presence on social media, you have our Social Media Coordinator Hannah Rehak to thank. Although Hannah has been on the job for several months she's already had a powerful impact on the way Tzedek gets its word out via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We thought it was high time Hannah formally introduced herself to our Tzedek community, so I'll let her take it from here.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Brant Rosen

Hello folks! 

You may not yet know me, but I already know you! My name is Hannah Rehak and I have been running Tzedek’s social media for the last 9 months. 

In honor of the approaching New Year, I thought I would take a minute to e-introduce myself and remind you how to stay better connected to our growing community!

While I’m new to the staff, I am not new to Tzedek or social media. I grew up interfaith in Chicago and attended JRC for the high holidays with my mother throughout childhood. I moved to Minnesota for school, spent a semester abroad in Morocco studying new media and graduated from Macalester College in 2015. I then continued my religious and professional education as an intern for the radio show/podcast On Being with Krista Tippett before moving back to Chicago in 2016. Within a week of moving home, I was back with you all, celebrating Rosh Hashanah and crying to Adam Gottlieb’s inspirational performance of This is the Year. Were you not crying? Allow me to recommend you watch it again!

And after you've done that...

Please help me and Tzedek Chicago by joining us on Facebook and following us on Twitter and Instagram. Social media can be an elusive element of community-building — but it is really important. When you follow our social media accounts, you make Tzedek Chicago more searchable, more findable for folks who may not be lucky enough to have a justice-focused Jewish congregation in their city.

And if that wasn't enough of a reason to follow us, this year we are live-streaming High Holiday services through Facebook. Join the Facebook Group before September 30th if you plan to tune in.

Moving forward, I'll be in touch via the Friday email with more updates. Until then, thanks so much! See you at Rosh Hashanah!