adventurer, Cheese monger, History lover
Hailing from Whitefish Bay Wisconsin, Jake Beckert is a senior Jewish life associate at UIC, Columbia, Oakton and NEIU. Jake went to UW Madison where he majored in History, Jewish Studies, and Hebrew, three subjects that continue to be his passions. After graduating from college, Jake spent a year in Israel working at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, and at a smoothie stand in Tel Aviv.
Jake is so excited to be entering into his second year working for Metro Chicago Hillel. While his favorite part of his job is getting to work with students, Jake also loves the chance to be an informal educator and to eat bagels on a nearly daily basis.
In his free time Jake loves to bike, read, and explore Chicago.