Chai in the Hub 2016 Winners: Adam Smith

Name: Adam Smith 
Occupation: Executive Director
Organization/Employer: North Shore Teen Initiative  

Describe your career in one sentence. 
I've spent the last 15 years working with hundreds of incredible teens, seeking out and creating new and different ways to meet them where they are, and connect them to our tradition, the community and each other. 

What was your favorite way to give back this year? 
One of the programs we have offered consistently over the years, which is a personal favorite, is an alternative spring break trip for students to Habitat for Humanity. 

What other organizations, boards, charities, etc. are you a part of? 
I serve on the Advisory Board of Prozdor, the high school of Hebrew College.  

Just a few of my fun facts are…

  • I’m married to Rabbi Jodi Seewald Smith, who is currently working at the Rashi School. We met on a teen trip to Israel when we were 16, then reconnected 9 years later at an educational/rabbinic conference!
  • We have two amazing children and a dog, Tova. 
  • When not working, I like to be outdoors with my family hiking, biking, running, playing tennis or volleyball.


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