Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends


Four alumni pose for a photo with University Professor Jonathan D. Sarna.
University Professor Jonathan D. Sarna spoke about his book, “Lincoln and the Jews,” at a Faculty in the Field program in Chicago in September 2019. From left to right: Adam Smoler ’01, Moses Gaynor ’75, Professor Jonathan D. Sarna ’75, MA’75, Carol Smoler, P’01, and immediate past club president Steve Wander ’97.

The Alumni Club of Chicago serves the more than 1,200 alumni who call the Chicagoland area home. Annual programs include Faculty in the Field events, networking opportunities, group outings to Chicago’s many cultural institutions and Brandeis Judges basketball games vs. the University of Chicago. Chicago also hosts an active chapter of the Brandeis Lawyers Network, with annual presentations and opportunities to earn CLE credit.

Whether you are new to the region or have lived here for many years, we welcome you to join our regional leadership team to plan programs that will bring Brandeisians together. Please connect with us through our Facebook group and LinkedIn group.


Join Us

June 6, 2023
Showbiz@Deis: Film and TV Networking Lounge
Arts Alumni Network | Online
June 11, 2023
Faculty in the Field with Prof. Alain Lempereur
Toronto, Faculty in the Field
June 11, 2023
Brandeis Alumni Tribeca Networking Meet up
Arts Alumni Network

Meet Our Regional Leadership Team

Howard Jeruchimowitz ā€™94, Pā€™23
Howard Jeruchimowitz ā€™94, Pā€™23

Alumni Club of Chicago, President

Chicago, Illinois
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Shareholder Attorney, Greenberg Traurig

Favorite Brandeis Professor: Jeffrey Abramson, Thomas Doherty, Stephen Whitfield, PhD’72

Favorite Place on Campus: The Justice office, The Stein, Cholmondleys, the Mods

Favorite Brandeis Memory: Late night with my fellow justice editors putting out The Justice each week, living with my suitemates especially in Ziv and the Mods, watching the Celtics play in Gosman.

I volunteer because I want to give back to the university that gave me so much. To better alumni relations and student interaction with the school.