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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!

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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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Recruit eligible friends and family to participate in Taglit-Birthright Israel with Shorashim. Get amazing rewards: $100 for every five people you recruit

Past YLD Events

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The Latest

BGS's Machers in Mexico City

Join Chicago's Ben Gurion Society on Monday, November 3 for cocktails, appetizers, and networking. Hear about the economic relationship and cultural exchange the city of Chicago has with Mexico City, and learn about Chicago's Mexican community. Details and registration

Blackhawks Bash

Join the Back From Birthright Israel community at Zella (1983 N. Clybourn Ave) on Tuesday, November 11th at 7 PM. Watch the Blackhawks take on the Tampa Bay Lightning while reuniting with your bus mates. Details and registration

BGS Mission to Mexico City

Travel with Chicagoans on JFNA's Ben Gurion Society Mission to Mexico City, January 14-20, 2015. See first-hand the vital work of the Federation system and our partners and learn more about the Mexican Jewish community. Details and registration

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