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Sunday, February 17 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Jews and Politics in Chicago

A panel of Chicago Jewish politicos discussing short texts on Jewish political involvement, and responding to moderated questions regarding their and the Jewish community's involvement in politics in Chicago. Panelists include:  Daniel Biss, Nancy Rotering, Sara Feigenholtz, Hon. Martin Oberman, and Howard Swibel.

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Benjamin Singer

Benjamin Singer, a political and nonprofit consultant, previously served as the media and communications manager for A Safe Haven Foundation in Chicago. In college he gained political experience with Jewish Missouri Senator Jeff Smith in St. Louis, community organizing experience as the founder of Environmental Campus Outreach at Hillel in Evanston, and fundraising experience as producer for two documentary films. His work has earned recognition... Read More →


Daniel Biss

State Senator Daniel Biss represents the 9th | District in the Illinois State Senate. Daniel formerly represented the 17th | District in the Illinois State Assembly. Daniel is a former math professor at | the University of Chicago and is serving his first term in the House of | Representatives. He is currently the Democratic candidate for the Illinois | State Senate in the 9th District. Daniel is married to Karin Steinbrueck, a | doctoral... Read More →

Sara Feigenholtz

Sara Feigenholtz was first elected to the Illinois General Assembly in November of 1994 and represents three very progressive areas in the city of Chicago, which include Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Near North neighborhoods. Prior to becoming a state representative, Sara served as chief of staff to Senator John Cullerton. Feigenholtz earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and speech and performing arts from Northeastern Illinois... Read More →

Marty Oberman

Martin J. Oberman served as alderman of Chicago’s 43rd Ward from 1975 until 1987. He ran for Illinois Attorney General in 1981, 1986, and again in 1994. Currently, he is a lawyer in private practice. In 1966, he received his B.A. from Yale University, and in 1969, graduated Order of the Coif at Wisconsin Law School where he also served as Note Editor of the University of Wisconsin Law Review. In 1975, Marty was elected Alderman from Chicago’s... Read More →

Nancy Rodkin Rotering

Nancy Rodkin Rotering was elected Mayor of the City of Highland Park in April | 2011.  Prior to running for the Mayor’s office, Rotering served as | Highland Park City Councilman from 2009-2011. Nancy began her career as a | member of the Treasurer’s staff at General Motors Corporation. She joined | McDermott, Will & Emery as an attorney.  In 2008, Nancy shifted her | focus to government work and served as a... Read More →

Howard Swibel

Howard J. Swibel is a partner at Arnstein & Lehr LLP, where he has practiced since 1983. During a legal career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Swibel has developed substantial expertise in both the corporate transactional and litigation areas. Mr. Swibel is active in a wide range of professional and civic activities. He has served for many years as an Illinois Commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 10:10am - 11:10am
Illinois Room A Floor 3 North