Jessica (Yakkova) Swetin - יעקובה ציפע
I was born in Skokie, Illinois and grew up in Wilmette. I attended New Trier High School in Winnetka. While there, I was active in choir, musical theater, and JV tennis, as well as taking piano lessons at the Music Insititute of Chicago from the time I was 5 years old. I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring first in chemistry then switching to psychology on a pre-med track. I was highly involved in campus housing as an RA and continued to nurture my love for music by participating in choir and being a part of Lake Affects, a vocal jazz/a capella group. After graduating in December 2007 with a bachelor's in psychology, I decided that being a doctor wasn't really the path I wanted to go down, so I decided to change my career to nursing. I worked for 9 months at Evanston Hospital full time as the senior secretary of the microbiology department, while applying to different accelerated nursing programs and consequently matriculated into the 2010 graduating class of the DePaul Masters Entry into Nursing Practice (MENP) program. I graduated with a Masters in nursing and am currently working as a registered nurse in the St. Francis Hospital ER. My interests include television (ask anyone, I'm an addict), musical theater, and reading fiction.
Izzy (Yisroel) Moskovits - ישראל יהודה חיים
I was born in Evanston, Illinois to a Chassidic/Chabad family, the third of seven children. I grew up in West Rogers Park and at six years old, I taught myself to play piano by ear. I attended Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School in Skokie from Kindergarten through 8th grade. In high school I began taking a greater interest in creative expression. I was active in theater, starring in a number of school plays and devoted time to creative writing, crafting about 200 poems and 30 short stories. I attended college at Northeastern Illinois University, majoring in Philosophy and nurturing a growing a filmmaking habit. During my time in undergrad, I produced several short films and a feature film called Narrow Bridge that was released to nationwide critical acclaim. I decided to go to law school about halfway through my undergraduate career and eventually attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law. I currently work as an attorney for a national bankruptcy firm in Chicago. My interests include filmmaking, theater, classical music and Jewish music, weightlifting and Yiddish language.