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Matthew Charnay joined the DePaul University Ministry family in 2012 as DePaul's full-time Jewish Student Life Coordinator. Originally from Oklahoma, Matthew began his teaching career at Temple B'nai Israel in Oklahoma City and received his BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma with a focus in theater arts. He is currently finishing His Masters Degree in Jewish Professional studies at the Spertus Institute and continues to teach at Temple Sholom here in Chicago. Matthew has been an educator for over 13 years, teaching for Sunday school, Hebrew School, Bar & Bat Mitzvah training, summer camp counseling and youth group leadership.