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JPRO Chicago is committed to building relationships and strengthening community connections.

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Why is having a JPRO Chicago important?

JPRO Chicago will build relationships, inspire collaboration, and strengthen community connections. JPRO Chicago will build the next generation of professionals serving Jewish organizations, creating a leadership pipeline that has already been identified as a community need.


The mission of JPRO Chicago is to support individual career growth and the collective growth of our community by serving as a central resource for professional development.

JPRO Chicago will connect Chicago’s Jewish communal professionals to each other, provide training and leadership development opportunities, inspire and strengthen individuals and their organizations, and empower professionals to make a difference in our community.


JPRO Chicago strives to provide all Chicago professionals who work at and with Jewish organizations the ability to access information and opportunities that will help advance their personal and professional growth.

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Core Values

  • Customer Focused
  • Respect & Integrity
  • Growth & Innovation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Passion


JPRO Chicago Founder & Director

Staff Pic - Deborah Shub

Deborah L. Shub

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Deborah L. Shub is the Director of Leadership Development at the Jewish United Fund (JUF) /Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, where she helps cultivate JUF's volunteer leadership and ensures they have positive experiences and meaningful roles within the organization. She began her career at JUF in 2012 in the Planning & Allocations department, where she managed all of JUF's Young Family and PJ Library events. Prior to JUF, Deborah worked with youth at two different synagogues in the suburbs. She has sat on the Board of Directors and volunteered with many organizations, including PAWS Chicago and The Anti-Defamation League, among others. She also enjoys hosting Shabbat Dinners as a OneTable host. Deborah earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a Masters in Jewish Professional Studies and Certificate in Jewish Leadership from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership. In 2016, Deborah was honored with the Bernard Rodkin Professional Development Israel Fellowship – a prestigious JPRO Network Award.

JPRO Chicago Committees

  • Laurence Bolotin, Chair
  • Scott Aaron
  • Becky Adelberg
  • Miriam Ament
  • Ann Luban
  • Sandra Saltzman
  • Robyn Schneider
  • David Schwartz
  • Joel Bennett, Chair
  • Max Dayan
  • Lisa Alter Krule
  • Aleeza Lubin
  • Tracey Meyers
  • Sandra Saltzman
  • Mimi Weisberg
  • Stefanie Bregman
  • Betsy Gomberg
  • Carole Klein-Alexander

Learn more about the responsibilities of a Steering Committee member.

  • Dean Bell

    Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership

  • Joel Bennett

    Beber + Perlman Camps

  • Laurence Bolotin

    Zeta Beta Tau

  • Sarah Greenberg

    Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center

  • Ann Luban

    Jewish Child & Family Services

  • Caroline Musin Berkowitz

    The ARK

  • Robyn Schneider

    American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)

  • Leslie Rosen Stern

    Meeting Your Mission, Inc.

  • Sarah van Loon

    AJC Chicago

  • Mimi B. Weisberg

    Anshe Emet Synagogue

Want to get involved in a leadership position?

Contact Deborah Shub at info@jprochicago.org.