Marc Slutsky combines the practice of psychiatry with service in the Chicago Jewish community. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Medical School and trained at the Psychosomatic and Psychiatric Institute of Michael Reese Hospital and at the Institute for Psychoanalysis. For forty years, he has engaged in the private practice of psychodynamic psychiatry. He was a co-founder and is now president of the Aitz Hayim Center for Jewish Living, an innovative post denominational community that has an ongoing relationship with scholars such as Irwin Kula, Donniel Hartman and Steven Katz. He has served on the board of the Jewish Federation and the boards of the Michael Reese Health Trust, the Community Foundation for Jewish Education, the Jewish Community Centers and the Advisory Board of the Jewish Center for Addiction. From his first visit in 1972, he has long been involved in relating to Israel. Through Young Leadership Cabinet of UJA and the Wexner Heritage Foundation, he participated in joint American and Israeli conferences. And at home he has been an advocate for thoughtful support of Israel compatible with the Jewish values we cherish in America. His wife Barbara is a leader in the Women’s Division of the Jewish United Fund and their two children, Shana and Max, attended programs in Israel both at the high school and college levels. Max also spent a year as an Israel Government Fellow.