Young Leadership Division

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Young Leadership Division (YLD) *

Jewish United Fund
30 S. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5056
Phone: (312) 357-4880
Email: yld@juf.org
Web: http://www.yldchicago.org

The Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund is committed to building a better Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and throughout the world. YLD raises funds for JUF's agencies and initiatives, and offering a variety of educational, leadership and social events for young adults between the ages of 22 and 40ish.


Back from Birthright Israel

30 S. Wells
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 3123-357-4612
Email: backfrombirthrightisrael@juf.org
Web: http://www.juf.org/birthright
Contact: Lauren Silverman

The Back from Birthright Israel network connects Birthright Israel trip alumni living in the Chicago area to each other socially, professionally, through Jewish life and culture, volunteerism, and philanthropy to create a transition into greater JUF involvement.

 

Honeymoon Israel

Chicago, IL Email: Chicago@honeymoonisrael.org
Web: http://www.honeymoonisrael.org/home
Contact: Stephanie Goldfarb

Honeymoon Israel provides immersive trips to Israel for locally based cohorts of couples that have at least one Jewish partner, early in their committed relationship, creating communities of couples who are building families with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people​. Our goal is to make you and your family feel welcome in the Jewish community and to inspire you to incorporate Jewish values into your lives in whatever way works for you. We think the Jewish community has a lot to offer the world, and we'd like to see it grow, so we're promoting an inclusive view of Jewish life, including partners from other faiths and people who might traditionally have been excluded. Honeymoon Israel is a completely inclusive organization - we welcome Jewish/Jewish, interfaith and LGBTQ couples.

 

KAHAL: Your Jewish Home Abroad

SketchPad
4700 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite B
Chicago, IL 60640
Email: info@KahalAbroad.org
Web: http://www.KahalAbroad.org

KAHAL creates transformational Jewish experiences for study abroad students. A robust resource and structured support network, KAHAL works with local communities in more than 50 countries and 110 cities around the world, providing Jewish study abroad and exchange students the resources, tools, and personal connections they need to meaningfully engage with local Jewish communities, augment their transformative abroad experience, and deepen their connection to the global Jewish people. Since its founding in 2013, KAHAL has connected more than 4,500 Jewish students to immersive Jewish experiences during their life-changing time abroad. By incorporating Jewish experiences and choices into this transformative environment, KAHAL measurably increases students' attachment to the global Jewish people and increases the likelihood of their long-term Jewish choices.

 

OneTable *

Chicago, IL Phone: 312-248-7393
Email: marissa@onetable.org
Web: http://www.onetable.org
Contact: Marissa Freeman

OneTable is an online and in-person community, empowering millennials not in undergrad (21-39ish) to enjoy and share Shabbat dinners, make the most of their Friday night and enjoy the best of life together. OneTable makes it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a Friday meal, and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinner out. There's nothing better than a great dinner with people you love. Join OneTable for slowing down, joining together, and sharing stories.

YLD Pride *

30 S. Wells
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-357-4543
Email: yld@juf.org
Contact: Tori Weinstein

As a group of JUF and YLD, we hope to build a stronger, more vibrant Jewish LGBTQ young adult community in Chicagoland.

What's New in the Guide

Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

The mission of the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies (ICJS) is to provide every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or religious observance, the opportunity to be inspired by and connected to Torah and Judaism. We believe that people learn and develop differently, and that Torah study should be unique to every person's individual journey. ICJS seeks to provide a personalized learning experience to nurture mind and soul in both individual and group settings. The Illinois Center for Jewish Studies hosts weekly educational classes for men and women in bible studies, Jewish philosophy, and special topics. The organization also provides individual one-on-one learning sessions for men to advance their bible knowledge and ability to improve personally. In addition to formal group/individual classes, the organization has seasonal social gatherings in an effort to promote Jewish education, as well as an annual benefit dinner to raise funds for its operations.

 

Tikkun HaBriet

Tikkun HaBriet (Healing the Covenant), the only Jewish-based program that helps give struggling couples (and those stuck in a rough patch) another chance to redefine their marriage. This program begins the process of examining your goals and values and teach some new tools to rebuild into your loving relationship. Tikkun HaBriet is based on another faith's program that has been around for 40 years. Couples of all faiths, interfaith or no faith are welcome to attend. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by health, financial events or hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery, no longer feeling the joy of their once loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Tikkun HaBriet Program may be able to help give your marriage another chance. Couples come to Tikkun HaBriet for many reasons, but you will never be asked why you are attending or be required to share.

 

JCC Chicago Financial Resource Development & Endowment

The JCC Chicago Endowment Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago's Agency Endowment Program, was created to provide for the agency's future and that of our programs and services to the greater Chicago Jewish community. Endowment revenue and annual philanthropic support enable JCC Chicago to strengthen Jewish identity and community, develop and deliver innovative programs and services, and cultivate future leaders in the Jewish community.

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