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New to the Community?

Have coffee with us to learn about how to get involved with YLD. We’ll help you find your fit in Chicago’s Jewish Community. Email us to set up a coffee date!

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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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

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Find out more about past events in YLD.  Read articles, view photos, watch videos and learn all about the amazing things we’ve done in YLD!

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The Latest

Jewish Book Club sponsored by Back from Birthright Israel

Join the first young adult Jewish book club hosted by the Back From Birthright Israel community! Meet other young adults living in Chicago as we discuss Jewish books in a casual environment. Details and registration

BGS Mission to Mexico City

Travel with Chicagoans on JFNA's Ben Gurion Society Mission to Mexico City, January 14-20, 2015. See first-hand the vital work of the Federation system and our partners and learn more about the Mexican Jewish community. Details and registration

YLD Couples Comedy Night

Share a night of laughter with your honey and other Jewish couples on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at The Second City at 8pm. After the comedy show, head nearby with the group for drinks, socializing and fun. Details and registration 

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