All photography by Henry Bernstein

Artist, teacher, musician, unofficial president of the Bob Dylan fan club. White Sox loyalist. Comic book expert. Born educator. Insatiable learner. Passionate about helping people achieve their dreams.

MY STORY

Born at Michael Reese Hospital, I'm a 5th generation Chicago South Sider. Places without which I wouldn't be who I am today include: Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, Ida Crown Jewish Academy, and United Synagogue Youth, where I was regional president my senior year of high school. I received my BA in Studio Art and Jewish Studies from Indiana University in 2005 and was in the inaugural class of the Masters Degree of Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus Institute for Learning and Leadership in 2009.

Having spent nine years post-college working with children of all ages, primarily with teens, I have a love of teaching, of kids, and am fascinated with young and growing minds. I have taught at Moriah Congregation, New City Jewish Center in New York, and Chicagoland Jewish High School. 

I bring all of myself to every endeavor, whether teaching, making music, art, or videos for organizations or individuals looking to accomplish their unique goals.


We sent Henry a ton of pictures and video footage of our organization and he created a short, emotionally resonant movie– in a weekend!– that we could show supporters and inspire our community. He’s kind, patient, and totally awesome to work with because his only priority was creating something we would love. He succeeded.”
— The Staff at Mishkan Chicago, Jewish Spiritual community