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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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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

YLD's Party of 8

Get ready for the second annual Party of 8, on Thursday, February 26! Let YLD schedule a reservation at a restaurant for you and 7 others, giving you a chance for a fun night out with new friends. After dinner, all parties of eight will meet up for cocktails. Diners will meet each other at 6:30pm at reserved locations based on preferences below and the after party begins at a River North location at 8:00pm. Details and registration

YLD Field Night

Join us for YLD’s first ever Field Night! The event will be held at WhirlyBall’s brand new location (1825 W. Webster Ave.) on Thursday, March 19 at 6:30pm. Participants will play various games such as WhirlyBall, laser tag, bowling and more! Details and registration

JUF Uptown Cafe

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson Ave.) and serve dinner in a restaurant-style setting and enjoy a meal with guests. Don't miss out on meeting other YLD-ers who are making a difference to those in need! Details and registration

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Donate Now to JUF