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New to the Community?

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!

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.  

Birthright Israel Alumni

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Are you a Birthright Israel alum? Join the Chicago Community Trip Ambassador Program and earn gift cards or a trip to go back to Israel!

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

Feed Chicago Recap

Some 100 young Jewish adults volunteered on April 6 for Feed Chicago, a citywide day of service providing food assistance to people in need of all faiths, hosted by the Jewish United Fund’s Young Leadership Division and TOV Network. Details

Class of 2013 Spring Happy Hour

Meet other recent Jewish graduates from around the country who are living in Chicago at the Class of 2013 Spring Happy Hour. Learn about how you can get involved in Chicago’s Jewish community. Opportunities include networking, volunteering, leadership development, social events, sports leagues, and more! The event takes places on April 10 from 6-8pm at Municipal Bar (216 W. Ohio St.). Details and registration

Ben-Gurion Society Luncheon

JUF’s Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) is hosting a luncheon celebrating honorees of Crain's Chicago Business 2013 40 Under 40 - Crain's annual roundup of dealmakers, innovators, risk-takers and job creators, all who have reached the top of their fields before their 40th birthdays. Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation, Seth Kravitz of Technori LLC and Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, and Justin Rolls of OrganicLife LLC will be featured on an interactive panel on Friday, April 25 at Mesirow Financial. Details and registration 

Shabbat Dinner

Celebrate Shabbat with an evening of good food and good company with YLD on Friday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30pm for a Shabbat dinner hosted at Milt's BBQ for the Perplexed (3411 N Broadway St)! Details and registration

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