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The Latest

YLD Couples Mixology Class

Learn how to shake and muddle a delicious cocktail and have a great time with new friends! Grab your significant other and meet other young Jewish couples while enjoying a mixology class on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Nacional 27 (325 W. Huron St., Chicago) from 6:00pm-8:00pm. After the mixology class, couples are welcome to stay for dinner to continue enjoying drinks and socializing. Details and registration

Ben-Gurion Society Luncheon

The 3rd Annual JUF's Ben-Gurion Society Luncheon will celebrate Jewish honorees of Crain's Chicago Business 2014 40 Under 40 - Crain's annual roundup of dealmakers, innovators, risk-takers and job creators, all who have reached the top of their fields before their 40th birthdays. Highlighting the program will be an interactive panel, featuring Lindsay Avner, Founder & CEO of Bright Pink, Zach Kaplan, Founder and CEO at Inventables, and Matt Spiegel, SVP and General Manager of MediaLink. Details and registration 

YLD Co-Ed Summer Softball

Join us for YLD’s Co-Ed Softball League! This league is about playing a sport AND supporting a great cause, the Jewish United Fund. The games will be played on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30pm on June 23 in Stanton Park (618 W. Scott St.). After the games, teams can walk over to our sponsor bar for drinks, socializing and fun! Details and registration.

Join TeamJUF in the 2015 Bank of America Marathon

Registration for the Chicago Marathon will be decided by lottery again this year. But lucky for you, TeamJUF has guaranteed spots and FREE marathon registration! Members of TeamJUF will enjoy the benefits of fully supported training in partnership with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA), personal coaches, TeamJUF singlets, fun runs, social opportunities, race-day amenities and more. Space is limited and the lottery closes on Tuesday, April 21.  Details and registration

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