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Leah Hasdan

Program Associate, Jewish United Fund, Russian Jewish Division

Leah Hasdan joined Russian Jewish Division's team in February 2019 as a Program Associate. Leah is responsible for building and maintaining outreach programs that are focused on Russian-speaking Jewish young professionals and volunteers in Chicago. Although Leah is a native to Chicago, her family immigrated to the U.S. from Minsk, Belarus in 1990 with the assistance from HIAS Chicago. In 2018 she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy in the Honors Program at DePaul University, while also studying Research in Psychology and Art History. Leah is published in several philosophy journals, and volunteered for KRUG - Community Circle, working with local Russian-speaking Jewish artists in curating painting exhibitions and theater program. When she’s not exploring The Rocky Mountains, Leah enjoys reading Spinoza and taking ballet classes.


Jewish United Fund Russian Jewish Division
30 South Wells St Chicago Il 60606

Mission: Russian Jewish Division (RJD) is a division of the JUF Campaign department. RJD is a community of young professionals and young families of the Former Soviet Union background. RJD provides a welcoming space to navigate the Jewish community, build friendships and develop leadership skills. RJD’s mission is to engage the community in the pluralistic aspects of Jewish life from across the spectrum of observance. While continuing to tailor to the specific needs of our young adult community, RJD serves as a resource and 'connection' to JUF and the Jewish community at large.