Young Professional Committee

Everyone can take a stand for humanity. Now you can take a running start! Join the YPC for the second annual Race for Humanity 5K and 1K Kids Fun Run!

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
5K: 8:00AM
KIDS 1K: 8:30AM




What are you doing today to make a difference tomorrow?


The Young Professional Committee is a group dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. Together with the Development Department and members of the Board of Directors, who will serve as liaisons, the YPC will host fundraising and friend-raising programs in accordance with the mission of the Museum. In order to Remember the Past, Transform the Future, the YPC will be Upstanders in the community when facing contemporary issues of antisemitism, hatred and bigotry.

For more information on how to get involved, send us an email or call 847.967.4850.


2017 YPC Committee

Lauren Abrams Taylor Hausman-Fallows  Mitchell Schoeneman
Fara Alexander Jenny Herman Joey Shapiro
Ben Benfredj Alyson Kirkpatrick Alyssa Shlensky
Elana Berlin Galya Loeb Michael L. Smith
Corey Bregman Lindsey Lopatin  Rachel Stillman
Ryan Brown Michael Merar Dan Thalheimer
Ross Chaifetz Danielle Pearlman Ashley Vaughan
Melissa Cubert Jeff Pearlman Erica Weisz
Max Dayan Amanda Pearlstein Sam Weisz
Patricia Doyle Melanie Rein  

Committee Co-Chairs:

Michael Bregman

Carly Rehbock

*Committee in formation

Jarret Fisher Josh Romanek
Carly Gerber Mike Romanek
Karen Gluskin Rick Romanek
Jamie Greenebaum

Danielle Rubin

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YPC Blog Post #3

July 27, 2016 | A Conversation Like Any Other: My Interaction With Pinchas Gutter 

Posted by Caroline| Student at University of Michigan & Young Professional Committee Member, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

With this new technology, the in-person conversation exists.
The impact of Pinchas’ story can reach beyond the places he has visited himself.

YPC Blog Post #2

June 23, 2016 | A Museum Professional Turned Activist

Posted by Patricia Doyle | Young Professional Committee Member, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

When I looked around the large Hyatt Regency Chicago dining room filled with close to 2,000 of Chicago’s foremost business, civic and community leaders, I felt a sense of pride that I was part of a community that is supporting an extremely relevant and important cause.

YPC Blog Post #1

May 31, 2016 | What It Means to be a ‘3G’

Posted by Michael Bregman | Young Professional Committee Co-Chair, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

The best way for me to ensure that my son grows up in a world where nothing even resembling the Holocaust is possible is to teach future generations to recognize bigotry and intolerance and to confront it.


LOL W/ YPC Inaugural Event

Over 90 Chicago young professionals attended last summer’s launch party hosted by the Young Professional Committee of Illinois Holocaust Museum (YPC) and enjoyed the stand-up performance by noted comedian Gary Gulman.

Click here to view the event photo album!





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