Upcoming Events


YLD Summer Softball League

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join us for YLD’s Summer Softball League! Games will be played on Tuesday evenings starting on June 18 in Stanton Park (618 W Scott St).

After the games, teams can walk over to our sponsor bar for drinks, socializing and fun! Stretch your muscles, support YLD, and make new friends this softball season!

You may sign up as an individual, with a friend, or as a team. Teams must have a minimum of 13 players, including a minimum of three women on the field at all times. Teams are allowed bench players – all players must be on the roster.

Price includes six regular season games, two weeks of playoffs, and a t-shirt in your team’s color.

We will use a 16-inch softball.
Parking is readily available onsite.

Registration closes June 12th.

Game Dates
June 18, 2019
June 25, 2019
July 2, 2019
July 9, 2019
July 16, 2019
July 30, 2019
August 6, 2019
August 13, 2019

Rain Dates
August 20, 2019
Agust 27, 2019


Location:
Stanton Park
618 W. Scott St.
Chicago IL, 60610


Contact:
Jaclyn Nagel
jaclynnagel@juf.org
312-357-4942


Register Online

BPN's Coffee & Connections

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD's Business Professional Network (BPN) and other Jewish young professionals for light breakfast and speed networking.

The cost to attend is $12, which includes a light kosher breakfast.

For more information contact Tori Weinstein at Toriweinstein@juf.org or (312) 357-4543.


Location:
Plante Moran
10 S. Riverside Plaza
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Tori Weinstein
toriweinstein@juf.org
312-357-4543


Register Online

Chicago Pride Parade

Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

JUF is marching in the Chicago Pride Parade this year!

If you’d like to join or for more information, please contact ToriWeinstein@juf.org or 312-357-4543.


Location:
Lakeview
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Tori Weinstein
toriweinstein@juf.org
312-357-4543



Pre-Pride Bagel Brunch

Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD Pride for a Pre-Pride Parade drop-in bagel brunch with beverages! This event will be hosted at a YLD Pride community member’s home in Lakeview and address will be given upon registration. The home is near the parade route and guests will be able to enjoy their bagel, schmear and drinks on the roof.

There is no cost to attend this event, but advanced registration is required. There will be complimentary bagels, cream cheese, and OJ. Please BYOB.

For more information contact Tori Weinstein at ToriWeinstein@juf.org or (312) 357-4543.


Location:
Community Members House
Lakeview
IL IL, 60657


Contact:
Tori Weinstein
toriweinstein@juf.org
312-357-4543


Register Online

KOVAL Couples Cocktail Class

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Shake up your night at YLD’s KOVAL Couples Cocktail Class! Meet other young Jewish couples while concocting your favorite cocktails at KOVAL, Chicago’s only award-winning Jewish-owned distillery.

Cost: $45 per person/$90 per couple, includes cocktail class, all event materials, and light bites

For more information contact Jaclyn Nagel at JaclynNagel@juf.org or (312) 357-4880.


Location:
KOVAL Distillery
5121 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Jaclyn Nagel
jaclynnagel@juf.org
312-357-4942


Register Online

Summer LEARN: Judaism & Queerness

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:30 PM - Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Silverstein Base Hillel and YLD are teaming up to offer three new mini-LEARN series this summer! Three cohorts of young professionals will meet over light dinner with Rabbi Megan and Rav Ezra to explore what Judaism has to say about many of life's big questions while creating a new community as they learn together. Participants are welcome to sign up for any individual series or all three.

Summer LEARN: Judaism and Queerness

This series will look at core Jewish texts related to LGBTQIA+ identity, explore the history of Jews and queerness and allow participants to share how their Jewish identity intersects with their sexual and gender identities. Open to all regardless of gender or sexual identity.

Dates: Wednesday, July 10, Monday, July 15, Wednesday, July 24

Times: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost: $25
Suggested additional JUF Annual Campaign donation: $36

For more information contact Molly Rudnick at yld@juf.org or (312) 357-4880.


Location:
Silverstein Base Hillel
858 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738


Register Online

Summer LEADS 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:00 PM - Friday, August 23, 2019 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The Summer LEADS Program is a great way to meet new people in Chicago and offers an introductory exploration of the Jewish community in a fun, relaxed social setting. Groups will be formed in several areas of the city and separated by age. LEADS participants will join together for a bar event following most sessions.

The cost to participate is $50, which includes 5 sessions, food, speakers and all program supplies. In addition to the program fee participants will also be asked to make a meaningful gift to the 2019 JUF Annual Campaign (minimum $36) and will have the opportunity to do so during the course of the program.

YLD and Silverstein Base Hillel are thrilled to present a new rabbi-led LEADS couples group this summer! This series is for couples seeking community and support as they navigate decisions about their Jewish lives and bring Jewish values into their relationship. The program aims to help couples discover opportunities for incorporating traditions from both partner's families into their home as they build their life together. If you would like to participate in the couples group, please indicate so at the bottom of your registration.

When
• Wednesday, July 24
• Wednesday, July 31
• Wednesday, August 7
• Wednesday, August 14
• Friday, August 23


Location:
Various Locations
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738


Register Online

Summer Party of 8

Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Calling all foodies! Get excited for YLD's Summer Party of 8! Let YLD schedule a reservation at a restaurant for you and 7 others, giving you a chance for a fun night out with good food and new friends. After dinner, all parties of eight will meet up for an after-party at a central location.

The cost to participate is $10, which includes one drink and admission to the after party. Diners are responsible for their own dinner bill. After-party tickets can only be obtained at dinner placements.

Diners will have the option to sign up solo or with a significant other/friend. Registration closes on July 21, 2019.


Location:
Various Locations
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Jaclyn Nagel
jaclynnagel@juf.org
312-357-4942


Register Online

Summer LEARN: Judaism & Loss

Monday, July 29, 2019 6:30 PM - Monday, August 12, 2019 8:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Silverstein Base Hillel and YLD are teaming up to offer three new mini-LEARN series this summer! Three cohorts of young professionals will meet over light dinner with Rabbi Megan and Rav Ezra to explore what Judaism has to say about many of life's big questions while creating a new community as they learn together. Participants are welcome to sign up for any individual series or all three.

Summer LEARN: Judaism and Loss

This series will delve into the Jewish traditions approach to death, loss and mourning. Discover how thinking and talking about death can inspire us to live deeper, more meaningful and enjoyable lives. We will share personal experiences, study ancient and modern texts, and dive into often avoided topics in today's world.

Dates: Monday, July 29, Monday, August 5, Monday, August 12

Times: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Cost: $25
Suggested additional JUF Annual Campaign donation: $36

For more information contact Molly Rudnick at yld@juf.org or (312) 357-4880.


Location:
Silverstein Base Hillel
858 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Chicago IL, 60614


Contact:
Molly Rudnick
mollyrudnick@juf.org
312-357-4738


Register Online

URJ Biennial

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:31 AM - Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:31 AM <Add to Calendar>

TBD

Location:
McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago IL, 60616


Contact:
Mark Pelavin, URJ Chief Program Officer
biennial@urj.org
212-650-4220


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