YLD Pride

Our Mission Statement

YLD offers a place for LGBTQ Jews and allies in Chicago to connect. As a group of JUF and YLD, we aim to build and support a stronger, more vibrant Jewish LGBTQ young adult community in Chicagoland.

2017-2018 YLD Pride Committee

This committee is made up of LGBTQ Jews to connect, lead, and help plan events for the Jewish LGBTQ community.

Elaine Ross
YLD Pride Committee Chair

Michael Brown
Natalie Dibo
Paige GoldMarche
Debrah Goodman
Jamie Greenebaum
Adrienne Kaplan
Huston Harris
Jordan Magat
Michael Oxman
Daniel Rosenstein
Adam Rowe
Ellie Spitz
Michael Zuckerman

About YLD Pride

Since 2012, JUF through YLD has made a concerted effort to create more outreach and programming geared towards LGBTQ Jews. In the fall of 2013 a planning committee gathered to determine a course of action and help build a more welcoming Jewish Community. The inaugural event was held in March of 2014 with nearly 100 people attending the now annual YLD Pride Happy Hour. YLD Pride aims to serve the Chicago Jewish LGBTQ community by offering various social and volunteer opportunities that will enhance the Jewish LGBTQ community’s needs. YLD Pride has been tasked with a goal of shaping programming with inclusivity in mind and for LGBTQ Jews to feel more comfortable attending YLD and JUF events. Since its inception, YLD Pride has engaged over 600 LGBTQ Jews and their allies.

YLD Pride on Facebook

This Facebook group is meant to be a place to meet, learn about upcoming events, share festivities, and celebrate our pride together!



Upcoming YLD Pride Events

Summertime Lunch Bunch Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:00 PM More info
The Legacy Walk with YLD Pride Sunday, August 5, 2018 2:45 PM More info

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