YLD Board Member Bio


Alexa Ehrlich is entering her first year on the YLD Board. Alexa grew up in Danville, IL and after graduating from Indiana University in 2010 with a degree in Journalism, she re-located to Chicago. Since living in Chicago, she has attended numerous YLD events, volunteered at the Uptown Café, participated in LEADS & most recently Gesher. Alexa joined the Board to further increase her involvement in the Chicago Jewish community and she is motivated to continue her involvement in YLD because she wants others to have similar experiences. Her strong philanthropic influence is derived from her family, who always stressed the importance of giving back. Alexa currently works at Echo Global Logistics as an Account Executive and in the fall she plans to begin grad school at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, to obtain her masters in Couple and Family Therapy. In her free time, Alexa enjoys hanging out with family and friends, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

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YLD Summer Trip to Israel

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Experience Israel as you kayak the headwaters of the Jordan River, climb Masada before dawn, and meet with members of the IDF. Plus, get an insider's look at how Federation, the most effective Jewish community-building organization on the planet, unites and cares for Jews in Israel and around the world.  

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