Stephanie Schwab, parent

Stephanie came to Workmen’s Circle, along with her husband Adam and son Aaron, during the Chicago group’s inaugural year of 2015. She comes from a background heavy in symbolism, but light on meaning—her immigrant parents having a menorah but also a Christmas tree each year because they wanted to be American. It wasn’t until high school that Stephanie began to feel that she wanted to discover a deeper sense of her Jewish identity. She traveled to Israel when she was 18, and her passion for community has grown ever since. Her commitment to a welcoming, all-embracing brand of Judaism for her family has brought them to Workmen’s Circle.