Get Involved

Discover your path in YLD and GET INVOLVED now! There are so many ways to connect in YLD. Find out what's right for you.

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YLD Programs

YLD is proud to offer a wide selection of social, educational and philanthropic programs. We have bar nights and happy hours at the hottest new venues in town, Shabbat gatherings for people of all religious affiliations, lectures on current event topics, networking events, volunteer opportunities, the Big Event (our premiere fundraiser) and co-ed softball during the summer.

YLD Travel Opportunities

Travel Opportunities

In recent years we've been to New Orleans, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas and EVERY year we go to ISRAEL. YLD trips offer participants the opportunity to create lifelong connections, meet young adults from across the country and learn more about Federation and relevant issues affecting the Jewish community.

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Volunteer with YLD

In partnership with the TOV Volunteer Network, YLD hosts a plethora of volunteer opportunities ideal for young adults who enjoy spending time with friends and giving back to the community by feeding the hungry, helping the needy, or raising funds at our phonothons.

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Leadership Development

Take your commitment to the next level and become a leader in Chicago's young adult community.

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Ben Gurion Giving Society

The Ben Gurion Society (BGS) is a national donor recognition society for young adults, ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to the Jewish United Fund's Annual Campaign. By being a part of BGS, you have access to networking and private events with an exclusive group of Jewish young professionals. As a member you are part of a vibrant network of thousands of men and women across North America making a difference in your community, in Israel and in countries around the world. Get involved now.