Volunteer Opportunities


JUF Uptown Cafe-
January 31,February 28, March 28, 5:30- 7:30 PM. 

The Uptown Café (909 W. Wilson, Chicago) is Chicago's first Kosher anti-hunger program for the needy. Serve food and enjoy a meal with guests.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact YLD@juf.org or 312.357.4880

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

Other Community Events

MLK Day 2017

Janurary 16, 8 am
3622 W. Douglas Blvd, Chicago

Team TOV will be hosting a volunteer project in conjunction with the MLK program on 1/16/17. Volunteers are needed to serve breakfast, prior to the program. 

For more information, please contact Yael Brunwasser, YaelBrunwasser@juf.org, 312-357-4978


November 21, 6:30 pm

Innovations and Investment in the Way We Move.

For more information, please contact Robyn Schneider, RobynSchneider@juf.org, 312-357-4662

YLD Mensches in Motion

Starting January 19 at 6 pm
Various Locations

Are you interested in volunteering with your peers around Chicago on a regular basis? 

If so, we are now accepting applications for YLD’s ongoing volunteer program, Mensches in Motion. This six-session program will give you the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of JUF supported agencies and meet other young adults in the Chicago community!

For more information, please contact Carol Guzman, CarolGuzman@Juf.org, 312-357-4880

YLD's Co-Ed Dodgeball League

Starting January 25, 6:30 pm
Hawthorne Academy, 3319 N Clifton Ave. 

Join us for YLD’s new Co-Ed Dodgeball League! This league is about playing a sport AND supporting a great cause, the Jewish United Fund. The games will be played on Wednesdays starting at 6:30 pm on January 25th at Hawthorne Academy (3319 N. Clifton Ave.). After the games, teams can walk over to our sponsor bar, Schoolyard Tavern (3258 N Southport St.), for drinks, socializing and fun!

For more information, please contact Hanna Holman, HannaHolman@juf.org, 312-357-4814

YLD BPN Breakfast Series

January 30, 7:30 am
Plante Moran, 10 S Riverside Plaza, #900

Join the Young Leadership Division's (YLD) Business Professional Network (BPN) for the first program in the new Networking Breakfast Series. Come join other young professionals for facilitated conversation and networking within your industry. Josh Daitch of SAJE Capital will discuss his professional experience and give tips for young professionals.

For more information, please contact Hanna Holman, HannaHolman@juf.org, 312-357-4814

Tikkun Fellowship Grants 2017

Tikkun Fellowship grants provide up to $3,000 in financial support for innovative projects created by Russian-speaking Jews ages 22-40! Whether it’s designing an app to connect people to volunteer opportunities in Chicago’s Jewish community, exhibiting your photographs or art, performing for the community, conducting important research, creating a documentary, launching children’s theater or fighting for social justice, Tikkun Fellowships can help turn your dream into reality! 
Projects must have a demonstrated Jewish focus or theme and be aimed at engaging the community in a meaningful and significant way. 

Applications for the 2017 Tikkun Fellowship are open and due by January 31st, 2017. 

For more information, please contact Genia Kovelman, EvgeniaKovelman@Juf.org, 312-673-2351