We are thrilled to announce that Jordyn Scorpio, SHALVA Director of Community Education, will be receiving the 34th annual Samuel A. Goldsmith Award at the JUF Annual Meeting on September 15th! This award is presented each year to a person under 40 working in a Chicago area Jewish community organization who embodies the qualities of dedication and devotion to the Jewish community. The award is named for Samuel Goldsmith, who led the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago as its Chief Executive Officer from 1930 to 1966.
In addition to the Goldsmith award, Jordyn has also been recognized as a 36 Under 36 honoree by Jewish Chicago – the JUF Magazine and the Young Leadership Division. She shares, “The Jewish community is so vibrant and special here in Chicago, it’s a true honor to be recognized for my work. I’m proud to be able to represent SHALVA and through receiving both awards, raise awareness for our mission.”
Jordyn recently became Director of Community Education. She started at SHALVA in 2020 as a program manager, tasked with creating and implementing a program for young Jewish couples to help them maintain a long-term healthy and fulfilling relationship. The program, now called Seven Circles, launched in January 2022.
Since moving to Chicago in 2019, Jordyn has been involved with the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood Solidarity Network, the planning committee for the JCFS Professional Network, the program committee for the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, steering committee for Run DV (domestic violence) Out of Town and she serves as the SHALVA representative for The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence.