Upcoming Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities 

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact TOV at  TOV@juf.org or 312-357-4762.

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Trades, Industries, and Professionals Division of the Jewish United Fund (TIP)

With the largest, most diverse network of Jewish professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Chicago, JUF's TIP.  is the central address for your networking and philanthropic needs, and is positioned to provide access to both high level business leaders and Jewish thinkers through high quality, relevant professional programming.

The TIP young professional groups serve to connect young Jewish professionals by providing networking opportunities, industry-related educational events, and volunteer opportunities at local social service agencies. 

Divisions include:

  • Financial Services - comprised of the Accountants, Financial and Insurance & Human Resources professionals, MBA candidates.
  • Health and Medical – including the field of dentistry, health professionals, physicians and surgeons.  The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders, promotes a wide range of professional education opportunities for physicians, nurses, genetic counselors and other health care providers.
  • Lawyers - Comprised of members of the Chicago legal community including judges, in-house corporate counsel, solo practitioners, law professors, and associates and managing partners from law firms of all sizes, as well as law students.
  • Real Estate and Building Trades – Brokers, developers, lenders/bankers, management, appraisers, contractors, architects, home improvement, suppliers and manufacturers
  • Educators – teachers, educators, and administrators; Jewish educators
  • Food and Hospitality – Caterers, bakers, food stores, manufacturers, wholesalers, brokers, and restaurateurs
  • Government Agencies – Elected public officials, agency employees at all levels
  • High Tech – emerging technologies, technical specialties
  • Marketing and Media – Mass communications, advertising, marketing, public relations, entertainment industry
  • Non-Profit – administrators, managers, directors, social workers
  • Wholesale, Retailers and Manufacturers – automotive, paper products, printing and graphics, metals and machinery, consumer products and services


Other Opportunities


Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

YLD's Big Event Fundraiser

Featuring stand-up comedy and a conversation with James Corden - Actor, comedian, singer, and television host of the Emmy-nominated The Late Late Show with James Corden. Doors open at 8:15 pm, program begins promptly at 9:00 pm, followed immediately by an after-party.

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water St.
Chicago IL, 60611

Elizabeth Wyner


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Intersectionality and its Impact on the Jewish Community: A Panel Discussion

Join JUF's YLD Pride and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) for a meaningful and interactive discussion on intersectionality, its impact on the Jewish community, and how to harness its strength for thoughtful social justice work. We will hear from several JUF professionals with diverse perspectives, and together we will learn how to tease apart some of the challenging conversations in the Jewish LGBTQ community. We will also have time for a Q&A session and small group table discussions.

Advance registration is required. We will not be taking any walk-ins. We will be serving Kosher (Chanukah themed) appetizers and dessert.

30 S Wells St
Chicago IL, 60606

Tori Weinstein


Thursday, December 14, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Chanukah Celebration

Russian Jewish Division, JUF in Partnership with RSJ Moishe House, Chicago Invite you to a Chanukah Celebration! Calling all Russian-speaking Jewish young adults to Join us for a formal sit down dinner in a beautiful private lounge area overlooking Chicago! Special guest: Ben Weinschnieder from A1 Torah will be leading a meaningful and interactive discussion in celebration of the third night of Chanukah. Eat delicious food, drink wine, light candles and meet new friends in an intimate setting! Did you think we forgot about dessert? Indulge in the traditional holiday treat- Sufganiyot's!

When: Thursday, December 14 2017- 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: 215 W. Washington St. Chicago (please let the front desk person know you are here for Sasha/Chanukah Party)
Cost: $15.00/pp includes kosher dinner provided by ‘Zelda’s Kosher Gourmet’, wine & dessert.

215 W. Washington St.
Chicago IL, 60606

Sasha Shmurak


Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

David Broza & Friends

Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythm, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world. Broza’s music reflects a fusion of the three countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain and England.

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie IL, 60077

David Vish


Thursday, January 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Spirits with YLD LBTQ Pride

Join female-identified LBTQ (and allies) of YLD Pride for a fun evening at Koval Distillery including a distillery tour and whiskey and spirit tasting.

6:00-6:30 PM - Social half-hour with snacks
6:30-7:30 PM - Tasting and tour

Ticket price is $15, which includes whiskey tasting, tour, kosher appetizers, and non-alcoholic drinks. For more information contact Tori Weinstein at ToriWeinstein@juf.org or (312)357-4543.

Koval Distillery
5121 N Ravenswood Ave.,
Chicago IL, 60640