Mayrav Dolgin is a symbol of the Jewish community and Israel to everyone she meets. She is not only a board member at Hebrew-immersion school Moadon Kol Chadash, but she has also taught Hebrew and Israeli dancing there, tutored b'nai mitzvah students and presented on Israel's geography and culture. She takes every opportunity to spread awareness, educate and contribute to her community, and in doing so makes the lives of those around her better.
After fighting her own battle with cancer, Mayrav is now involved with Open Heart Magic where she participated in a rigorous training program to learn magic to volunteer in the childhood cancer wings of hospitals. During the day, she works in the marketing and media industry as an account executive at WFLD/WPWR.
Account executive at WFLD/WPWR
On the side:
Poker player, volunteer for Open Heart Magic, cancer survivor
How do you give back?
I am blessed to have grown up in a household, where giving back was part of our DNA. My earliest childhood memories are of helping my parents (who were/are tremendous role models of giving back) help many Israeli families feel at home, welcomed and supported. The Dolgin home is literally to this day an open house of hospitality and guidance to many Israelis.
How do you Jew in Chicago?
I attend many different events that are offered through various organizations, go to Israeli concerts, eat Israeli food, speak Hebrew, (Feel Jewish Guilt) etc. And when attending Non-Jewish events, the very first thing that someone knows about me is that I am Jewish and tremendously proud of my Israeli heritage!
Me in 10 years:
More experienced and hopefully wiser, Enjoying a fun, successful and fulfilling life with my amazing family and friends here or in Israel