Upcoming Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities 

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

Professional Development and Networking Opportunities

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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

The Bar Mitzvah Bash 

·         Join the Back from Birthright Israel community and Chicago's 20 and 30 somethings at the hottest party this winter, The Bar Mitzvah Bash. Everyone is welcome whether you had your Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel, just came back from a Birthright trip or are looking to go in the future. Mazel tov! 

·         Bounce Sporting Club (324 W. Chicago) 

·         Thursday, March 8th @ 6pm 

Back from Birthright Israel Night at Uptown Cafe

  • Join Back from Birthright Israel as we volunteer at the JUF Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson Ave) on Thursday March 15th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The JUF Uptown Cafe is Chicago's first kosher anti-hunger program for the needy. Meet fellow Birthright Israel alumni and give back to the Chicago community.
  • JUF’s Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson)
  • Thursday, March 15th @ 5:30pm


Spring LEADS 2018 

·         This ongoing program offers introductory exploration of the Jewish community and contemporary issues in a relaxed social setting.  

·         Various Locations 

·         Tuesday, March 20th @ 7pm 


Beyond the Passover Basics with Base and YLD 

·         Look for ways to get more out of the Passover Seder this year?  Looking for a new tradition to spice up your family gathering?  Join YLD and Silverstein Base Hillel for dinner and a chance to learn new insights into the Festival of Freedom from Rabbi Megan and your peers. 

·         Silverstein Base Hillel (858 W. Wrightwood Ave.) 

·         Wednesday, March 21st from 7pm-8:45pm 



YLD Pride’s 5th Annual Happy Hour 

·         Help use celebrate our 5th anniversary of YLD Pride’s Happy Hour at Sidetrack in Boystown.  This happy hour is for LGBTQ friends and allies to connect and get involved with YLD Pride and the Jewish United Fund. 

·         Sidetrack (3349 N. Halsted St.) 

·         Thursday, April 26th from 6pm-8pm