blue and white

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

group float

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

Birthright 2013

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

2012 Big Event with Jimmy Fallon

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!

Sign up for weekly emails featuring the latest info on our upcoming events.

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

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

Summer Co-ed Softball

Join us for YLD’s Co-ed Softball League! This league is about playing a sport AND supporting a great cause, the Jewish United Fund. The games will be played on Sundays starting at 10:00am on June 1 in Stanton Park (618 W. Scott St.). After the games, teams can walk over to our sponsor bar for drinks, socializing and fun! Details and registration

Donate Now to JUF
Donate Now to JUF