YLD Board Member Bio

Marley Kotler is entering her first year on the YLD Board. Marley grew up in Glencoe, IL and is currently living in the Gold Coast. She graduated from Indiana University in May 2006 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Marley has been teaching for eight years and is currently teaching Second Grade at Solomon Schechter Day School in Northbrook. A Jewish presence has always been important to her. She spent ten summers at the JCC Z Frank Apachi Day Camp where she served as a counselor and ultimately a Unit Head. This past summer she traveled on the 2013 YLD Mission to Israel. Marley felt an instant connection with the country and knew when she came back she needed to nurture that love. Since then she has been a member of LEADS, played in the YLD Kickball League, volunteered at the Uptown Cafe, and most recently was a member of the Gesher class of 2014. She is looking forward to her time on the Board and intends to deepen her commitment to the Chicagoland Jewish Community. In her spare time she enjoys, traveling, spinning, exploring the city's cuisine, and spending time with her family.

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YLD Summer Trip to Israel

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