YLD Golf Outing 2014

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New to the Community?

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Volunteer with YLD


YLD offers many opportunities to make a real hands-on difference in the Chicago Jewish community. Join us for one of our upcoming volunteer programs! 

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Dead Sea

Recruit eligible friends and family to participate in Taglit-Birthright Israel with Shorashim. Get amazing rewards: $100 for every five people you recruit

Past YLD Events

2012 Big Event with Jimmy Fallon

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The Latest

Networking in the North Shore

Network with Jewish young adults living in the suburbs on Thursday September 4th from 6pm-8pm, at Trax Tavern (833 Deerfield Road) in Deerfield. Chat with career strategists from our partner agency, JVS Chicago (Jewish Vocational Service), about career development, the state of the job market and how to gain a competitive edge over your competition. Details and registration

Feed Chicago

Join the Young Leadership Division (YLD) & Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network (TOV)
on Sunday, September 21, 2014 and make a difference! Projects consist of preparing and serving meals, delivering food packages, sorting warehouses and much more. Participants not only make a difference in the community, but also enjoy socializing and meeting other YLD-ers. Details and registration


The Fall LEADS Program offers an introductory exploration of the Jewish community and contemporary issues in a relaxed social setting. The program dates are September 22, September 29, October 8, October 13, October 24, October 30, November 6, and November 12. Groups will be formed in several areas of the city (Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview) and separated by age first, then location. Details and registration

Mensches in Motion

Are you interested in volunteering with your peers around Chicago on a regular basis? If so, we are now accepting applications for YLD’s ongoing volunteer program, Mensches in Motion. This six-session program will give you the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of Jewish United Fund supported agencies and meet other young adults in the Chicago community! Details and registration

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Donate Now to JUF