YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser is our premiere annual fundraising event, reflecting your commitment to building a stronger Jewish community in Chicago, Israel and throughout the world by kicking off the 2017 JUF Annual Campaign. Over 2,000 young adults were in attendance, raising over $200,000 (and still counting!) to support their community.
JUF’s Young Leadership Division is committed to building a better Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and throughout the world. We achieve this mission by offering a variety of educational, leadership, and social events for young adults between the ages of 22-40ish.
JUF Supports the needs of the Jewish people and build a vibrant Jewish community here in Chicago, in Israel and around the world. The dollars raised for JUF’s 2017 Annual Campaign at YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser are allocated to a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and two million Jews around the world.
...launches a LGBTQ support and social network on campus or sends a young Jewish adult on a Birthright Israel trip
...hosts a social gathering for isolated, frail Holocaust survivors
...funds meals-on-wheels for a frail Jewish senior in India for one year
...sponsors one year of academic enrichment for an Israeli child with special needs
...funds an anti-bullying program for 30 local middle school students
...coaches friends and family how best to support a loved one in an abusive relationship
...brings a Passover food package to an individual in need
Orly Henry, President
Marley Kotler, Executive Vice President
Alexa Ehrlich, Vice President
Zach Fertig, Vice President
Andrea Kass, Vice President
Matthew K. Miller, Vice President
Katie Berger, 2017 Campaign Chair
Lisa Tarshis, 2017 Campaign Vice Chair
Bryan Rosenberg, 2016 Campaign Chair
Courtney Cohen, 2016 Campaign Vice Chair
Michael Oxman, Ex-Officio
Jacob Shapiro, 2016-2017 Ben-Gurion Society Chair
YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser is an amazing sponsorship opportunity for any company or organization. If you would like to learn about our sponsorship packages, contact Elizabeth Wyner at YLD@juf.org.