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The number of organizations seeking to engage young Jewish adults has proliferated in recent years, and these organizations want to welcome and include people with disabilities in their events and activities. To participate, use the registration link which will take you to the organization's website.

AND don't forget to contact TOV to request a Peer. A Peer is a similarly aged community member with inclusion training who is available to attend the event with you and provide whatever level of support is needed. For more information, contact Jodi Newmark, JodiNewmark@juf.org.

Upcoming Events


Za’atar Cooking Class

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD’s Israel Committee for a Za’atar cooking class!

The evening will feature the history of Za’atar, a cooking demo by JUF’s own Chef Keith Dinner, and a chance to try your za’atar with dinner.

To request a Peer, other assistance, or accommodations, please contact Ben Wolfson at BenWolfson@juf.org or 312-357-4505.


Location:
Jewish United Fund
30 S Wells St
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Ben Wolfson
BenWolfson@juf.org
312-357-4505


Register Online

Volunteer with YLD and TOV at KEEN

Sunday, April 21, 2024 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

This month, join JUF Young Leadership Division and Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network at KEEN Chicago’s swim session.

Volunteers will join KEEN’s Athletes in the water to assist with swimming games, races, and diving.

This event is for young adults ages 22-39. If you are not 22-39 years old, please email YLD@juf.org to learn about opportunities that may be right for you!

To request a Peer*, other assistance, or accommodations, please contact yld@juf.org or 312‑357‑4539.

*The Peer Program matches young adults with disabilities to a similarly aged community member with inclusion training. The Peer is available to attend the event with you and provide whatever level of support is needed.


Location:
YWCA Evanston
1215 Church St
Evanston, IL 60201-3597


Contact:
Izzy Goldman
izzygoldman@juf.org
312-357-4553


Register Online

Plant Giving

Thursday, April 25, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join the Russian Speaking Jewish Young Professionals Committee for Plant Giving, a white elephant style plant exchange!

Each participant brings a plant up to $25 in value to participate and will leave with a new plant for their home!

All young adults ages 22-39 are welcome. Light bites will be provided.

To request a Peer, other assistance, or accommodations, please contact Ben Wolfson at BenWolfson@juf.org or 312-357-4505.


Location:
Private Venue
Address will be provided
Chicago, IL 60657


Contact:
Ben Wolfson
BenWolfson@juf.org
312-357-4505


Register Online

YLD Pride Happy Hour at 2Bears Tavern

Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD Pride for a fun evening Happy Hour at 2Bears Tavern. There will be beers, games, and good company!
This event is for young adults ages 22-39. If you are not 22-39 years old, please email YLD@juf.org to learn about opportunities that may be right for you!
To request a Peer*, other assistance, or accommodations, please contact IzzyGoldman@juf.org or 312-357-4553.
*The Peer Program matches young adults with disabilities to a similarly aged community member with inclusion training. The Peer is available to attend the event with you and provide whatever level of support is needed.


Location:
2Bears Tavern
1140 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640-5617


Contact:
Izzy Goldman
Izzygoldman@juf.org
312-357-4553


Register Online

YLD Pickleball

Sunday, May 5, 2024 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Serve, slam, and score!

Whether you’re bringing a partner or flying solo, join YLD for an awesome afternoon of Pickleball.

With two time slots up for grabs, you'll get up to an hour to shine with a partner on the court.

When you're not playing, treat yourself to delicious snacks while cheering on other games.

This event is tailored for individuals ages 22-39.

For more information or to request a peer, please contact NicoleKovitz@juf.org.


Location:
SPF Chicago
2121 N Clybourn Ave Unit Building 1
Chicago, IL 60614-4031


Contact:
Nicole Kovitz
NicoleKovitz@juf.org
312-357-4539


Register Online

Peer Inclusion Training

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Are you interested in helping YLD foster a more inclusive, welcoming environment for all young adults? Join YLD’s DEI Committee to become a trained Peer in YLD’s Peer Program.

The training will be lead by JCFS and Keshet, and once completed, you’ll be eligible to attend YLD events for free when you attend as a Peer.

To request a Peer, other assistance, or accommodations, please contact Ben Wolfson at BenWolfson@juf.org or 312-357-4505.


Location:
Zoom Meeting
Link will be provided
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Ben Wolfson
BenWolfson@juf.org
312-357-4505


Register Online

YLD and Latino Policy Forum: Immigration Learning Session

Thursday, May 9, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD's Community Affairs Committee and the Latino Policy Forum (LPF) for an evening to support immigrant children, connect with other leaders, and learn more about the migrant situation in Chicago. We will be joined by Carlos Jaramillo, Chief Operating Officer of Instituto del Progreso Latino (IDPL). Please bring a new or gently used game to donate!

Location:
Jewish United Fund
30 S Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Ben Wolfson
BenWolfson@juf.org
312-357-4505


Register Online

YLD Pride Shabbat at Base Logan Square 5/10

Friday, May 10, 2024 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD Pride for a Shabbat dinner at the home of Rav Moshe and Ariana Webber. Bring in Shabbat with good food, drinks, and good conversation!

This event is for young adults ages 22-39. If you are not 22-39 years old, please email YLD@juf.org to learn about opportunities that may be right for you!

For more information, to request accommodations, or request a Peer, please contact YLD@juf.org.


Location:
Base Logan Square
Location to be provided
Chicago, IL 60647


Contact:
Izzy Goldman
Izzygoldman@juf.org
312-357-4553


Register Online

Blue and White Bar Night

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Celebrate Israel's Independence Day at one of YLD’s biggest parties of the year!

The evening will feature Israeli snacks, dancing, and more to ring in Israel's 76th birthday.

All young adults ages 22-39 are welcome. If you’re not 22-39, please contact yld@juf.org to learn about opportunities that may be right for you!


Location:
Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern
3647 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613-3807


Contact:
Ben Wolfson
BenWolfson@juf.org
312-357-4505


Register Online

Women for Israel Luncheon

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Skokie, IL

11:00 am • Exclusive Reception with Talia Tzour-Avner*
11:15 am • Registration & Schmooze
12:00 pm • Luncheon

Two Guest Speakers:
Talia Tzour-Avner (Jewish National Fund-USA's Chief of Staff in Israel)

Sarri Singer (Founder and Director, Strength to Strength)

A minimum donation of $360 to the current campaign is required to attend


Location:
TBD
Skokie, IL 60076


Contact:
Assaf Grumberg
AGrumberg@jnf.org
847-656-8880


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Cubs Game

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 6:40 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD at Wrigley Field to cheer on the Chicago Cubs as they face off against the Atlanta Braves.

This event is for young adults ages 22-39. If you are not 22-39 years old, please email YLD@juf.org to learn about opportunities that may be right for you!


Location:
Wrigley Field
1060 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613


Contact:
Nicole Kovitz
NicoleKovitz@juf.org
312-357-4539


Register Online

Volunteer with YLD and TOV at The Ark

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

This month, join JUF Young Leadership Division and Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network at The Ark to sort items in their food pantry and assemble summer supply kits for families. Volunteers will enjoy a kosher, dairy dinner while learning about emerging needs in our community and receive a tour of their newly renovated and expanded building.

This event is for young adults ages 22-39. If you are not 22-39 years old, please email YLD@juf.org to learn about opportunities that may be right for you!

To request a Peer*, other assistance, or accommodations, please contact yld@juf.org or 312-357-4553.

*The Peer Program matches young adults with disabilities to a similarly aged community member with inclusion training. The Peer is available to attend the event with you and provide whatever level of support is needed.


Location:
The Ark
6450 N. California Ave
Chicago, IL 60645


Contact:
Izzy Goldman
Izzygoldman@juf.org
312-357-4553


Register Online

YLD Pride Shabbat at Base Andersonville

Friday, June 7, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD Pride for a Shabbat dinner at the home of Rav Jonathan and Hannah Swirnow. Bring in Shabbat with good food and good conversation!

Location:
Anna & Fred Doppelt Base Andersonville
Location to be provided
Chicago, IL 60640


Contact:
Izzy Goldman
IzzyGoldman@juf.org
312-357-4553


Register Online

YLD Shabbat at Silverstein Base Lincoln Park

Friday, June 21, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD for a Shabbat dinner at the home of Rav Sarah Mulhern and Rav William Friedman. Bring in Shabbat with good food and good conversation!

Location:
Silverstein Base Lincoln Park
Location to be provided
Chicago, IL 60614


Contact:
Izzy Goldman
IzzyGoldman@juf.org
312-357-4553


Register Online