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Ashley Kolpak

Born and raised in Buffalo Grove, Ashley's been a little here, there and everywhere, but is a Chicago girl at heart. She currently works as a writer and editor for fitness, music, cultural blogs and more. She's a proud Illini (graduated with Bachelor's in Media Studies in 2009), a dedicated Francophile, a music-lover and a writer always.

Articles by this Author
Double Chai Check-In: Gail Eisenberg photo
Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg continues to be as busy as ever since her induction into the 2015 class of Double Chai in the Chi: Chicago’s Jewish 36 Under 36 list.
Finding Community in Tumultuous Times photo
What does it mean to be a part of a community? The ecosystems that surround me, the ones I’m outside of looking in, the communities I’ll never understand.
Sowing the ‘Seeds’ of Social Change photo 1
A select group of socially-minded Jewish entrepreneurs got the chance to pitch their ideas for social change and win $1,000 to make it happen at JCC Chicago’s Seed613: The Pitch on June 22.
New play ‘A Splintered Soul’ photo_md

A Splintered Soul brings a unique interpretation to the traditional Holocaust stories shared on stage.

My Heart (Still) Belongs to Birthright photo 1

I took my Shorashim trip to Israel in the summer of 2007 and the memories of that adventure still flicker brightly in the back of my mind.

The Making of A Personal Statement photo_th

This past weekend, I ventured down to my alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and for 36 hours clumsily made my best attempt at re-living my college days.

Living Jewishly Lately photo_th

The last gasp of summer is upon us, so I’m making it my business to get outside and enjoy as many activities “al fresco” as I can before the blustery winter weather inevitably makes its sinister return (Sorry, not a winter fan).


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