Volunteer Opportunities 

Bernie’s Book Bank 

When: Friday, July 14 from 3:30 PM. -5:30 PM  

Where: 917 North Shore Dr., Lake Bluff

Sort, sticker, and bag collections of books for at-risk children.

You can register here.

Chicago Park District

When: Thursday, July 20 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM 

Where: 125 W. Fullerton Pkwy., Chicago

Help improve the native habitat at Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool by removing invasive species, cleaning up litter, and planting native plants. 

You can register here.

JUF Uptown Café

When: When: Thursday, July 27 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: 909 W. Wilson, Chicago

Set tables, serve a restaurant-style meal, clear tables and visit with guests.

You can register here.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact TOV at TOV@juf.org or 312-357-4762.

Professional Development and Networking Opportunities

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Trades, Industries, and Professionals Division of the Jewish United Fund (TIP)

With the largest, most diverse network of Jewish professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Chicago, JUF's TIP.  is the central address for your networking and philanthropic needs, and is positioned to provide access to both high level business leaders and Jewish thinkers through high quality, relevant professional programming.

The TIP young professional groups serve to connect young Jewish professionals by providing networking opportunities, industry-related educational events, and volunteer opportunities at local social service agencies. 

Divisions include:

  • Financial Services - comprised of the Accountants, Financial and Insurance & Human Resources professionals, MBA candidates.
  • Health and Medical – including the field of dentistry, health professionals, physicians and surgeons.  The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders, promotes a wide range of professional education opportunities for physicians, nurses, genetic counselors and other health care providers.
  • Lawyers - Comprised of members of the Chicago legal community including judges, in-house corporate counsel, solo practitioners, law professors, and associates and managing partners from law firms of all sizes, as well as law students.
  • Real Estate and Building Trades – Brokers, developers, lenders/bankers, management, appraisers, contractors, architects, home improvement, suppliers and manufacturers
  • Educators – teachers, educators, and administrators; Jewish educators
  • Food and Hospitality – Caterers, bakers, food stores, manufacturers, wholesalers, brokers, and restaurateurs
  • Government Agencies – Elected public officials, agency employees at all levels
  • High Tech – emerging technologies, technical specialties
  • Marketing and Media – Mass communications, advertising, marketing, public relations, entertainment industry
  • Non-Profit – administrators, managers, directors, social workers
  • Wholesale, Retailers and Manufacturers – automotive, paper products, printing and graphics, metals and machinery, consumer products and services

Young Lawyers Group Meeting

When: Monday, July 17 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Where: 30 S Wells
Chicago IL, 60606

Please join us at our next Young Lawyers Group Meeting, co-sponsored by the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. The topic of discussion will be “Making Kosher Sausage: The Impact of the Illinois Budget Crisis on JUF Agencies." The meeting will feature guest speakers Steven Greenbaum, President & Principal at Senior Housing Group LLC & JUF Government Affairs Committee Member, and Suzanne Strassberger, Associate Vice President of JUF’s Government & Community Partnerships. 1 hour of General MCLE Credit will be provided.

You can register here.

Shana Sternberg

College Intern Networking Night

When: Wednesday, July 19 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: 435 East Illinois St.
Chicago IL, 60611

Join us for a networking night for Jewish college students from the Chicagoland area at Pinstripes! Come enjoy appetizers, bocce ball, and a chance to connect with other young professionals interning in the area. $5 online reg., $10 walk-in.

You can register here.

Jennifer Lande

Lawyers Networking Reception

When: Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: 2 North LaSalle Street
Suite 1700
Chicago IL, 60602

Join the JUF Young Lawyers Group for a panel discussion showcasing a cross-section of what different paths in the legal career look like.

Shana Sternberg

JUF Young Professionals Golf Outing

When: Thursday, August 24, 2017
11:00AM Registration Opens
11:30AM Kosher-style Lunch
1:00PM Shotgun Start & Scramble
5:30PM Cocktail Hour 

Where: Twin Orchard Country Club
22353 N Old McHenry Rd
Long Grove IL, 60047

Join young professionals for golf, great food and networking at this year's premier venue, the beautiful Twin Orchard Country Club. After golf, stay for the cocktail hour, which includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and prizes!

Young Professionals Golf Outing Co-Chairs:
Brad Emanuel, Blake Schulman and Andrew Sigesmund.

$250 outing fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and prizes immediately following golf.*

*A minimum gift of $365 to the 2017 Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign is required to participate in the golf outing (to be paid by December 2017). Payment plans are available.

There will be no solicitation of funds at the event.

You can register here.

Tori Weinstein

Other Opportunities

Movie Night Out- 'Wonder Woman'  

When: Wednesday, July 12 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St
Chicago IL, 60611

Join us at the movies for 'Wonder Woman'! Meet at MacGuffins Bar & Lounge in the AMC River East 21 Theater at 6:00pm. Let's chat about Jewish Identity and the empowerment of women inspired by Gal Gadot's character in 'Wonder Woman'. Gadot- Pregnant during filming, Jewish woman born in Rosh Haayin-Israel, served in the army, portrayal of a strong & confident female: we have lots to discuss!

Time: 6:00 PM at MacGuffins 7:30 PM Movie begins
Please purchase your tickets in advance to secure your seat.

Sasha Shmurak

JCC 20's & 30's Shabbat on The Lake

When: Friday, July 21 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Where: Waveland Clock Tower - Grove 15
3600 N. Recreation Drive
Chicago IL, 60613

Join JCC Chicago for the 7th Annual Shabbat on the Lake! The premier lakefront event of the summer for young adults. In its seventh year, Shabbat on the Lake is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. With over 700 people celebrating on our city’s beautiful lakefront, you’ll mingle with friends new and old.

Enjoy drinks, kosher eats, music, comedy, activities and Shabbat services (Egalitarian & Orthodox) and so much more.

This program is a part of The Rose and Sidney N. Shure Kehilla Program.

You can register here. 

Becky Adelberg

University of Illinois Jewish Alumni Summer Happy Hour

When: Friday, July 28 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: Bar Louie
333-335 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL, 60654

Join other University of Illinois young adult Jewish alumni for a Chicago Happy Hour sponsored by Illini Hillel on July 28 at Bar Louie (333-335 N. Dearborn St.) at 5-7 pm. Meet young Jewish alumni while reconnecting with old friends. Help us welcome the latest class of graduating Illini to our Chicago community.

You can register here.  

Sammi Cutler

Community Day Phonothon

When: Sunday, July 30 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: 300 Revere Drive
Northbrook IL, 60062

Join us at JUF's Community Day Summer Phonothon and be a part of JUF's transformational work, which impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections.

Come join us anytime between 10:00am and 4:00pm at Weinger JCC.

Phonothon training and fun will be provided.
Dietary laws observed.

Lisa Herst

Annual Summer's End Bonfire

When: Sunday, August 20 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Northwestern University Lakefill Fire Pit
Evanston IL, 60201

Join the Annual Social End of Summer Bonfire organized by the Russian Jewish Division of the JUF and the RSJ Moishe House, Chicago. We'll provide some kosher pizza and everyone's favorite bonfire snack-S'mores! Invite your friends to join in the fun and we encourage all guitar players to bring their instruments!

The event is free of charge. Free public parking is available.

Sasha Shmurak