Upcoming Events


Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson Ave.) Volunteers will serve dinner in a restaurant-style setting and enjoy a meal with guests. Don't miss out on meeting other YLD-ers who are making a difference to those in need!

Advanced registration is required.


Location:
JUF Uptown Cafe
909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Carol Guzman
carolguzman@juf.org
312-444-2847


Register Online

BGS Exclusive Access Call

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

As part of a slate of benefits for Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) members in 2017-2018, we are pleased to provide access to exclusive briefings on critical issues facing our communities. Hear about national trends and how JUF approaches anti-Israel sentiment, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and anti-Semitism on our local campuses.

Wednesday, March 1st, 12 PM featuring Speaker: Emily Briskman
Assistant Vice President/
Executive Director Israel Education Center at JUF


Location:
JUF
30 S. Wells St.
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Elyse Saretsky
elysesaretsky@juf.org
312-357-4981


Register Online

YLD Couples Ice Skate

Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Looking to meet other young couples from around the city for a fun social event? Join YLD for our ice skating outing at Maggie Daley Park (337 E Randolph St.) on March 2nd at 7PM. Come meet new friends for an hour of ice skating followed by schmoozing at the Game Room at the Chicago Athletic Association (12 S Michigan Ave.).

The event cost is $12 and covers the price of skate rental. Please fill out your shoe size below so we can have skates ready. If you have your own ice skates and do not need a rental pair, please call the YLD office (312-357-4880) to register for no cost. Please register ahead of time for security purposes. Event is weather permitting. For more information contact Hanna Holman, YLD Campaign Associate at yld@juf.org or (312)357-4880


Location:
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph St.
Chicago IL, 60601


Contact:
Hanna Holman
hannaholman@juf.org
312-357-4814


Register Online

Class of 2016 Bagel Bake Basics

Sunday, March 5, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD and Silverstein Base Hillel for a Sunday Funday for recent college graduates. Come learn how to bake bagels with The Bagel Chef, Max Stern. Nosh on bagels and beer as we discuss the importance of bagels to our Jewish heritage.

This event is free of cost but spaces are limited. Registration will close when full or Friday, March 3 at 12 pm.

For more information contact Sammi Cutler at SamanthaCutler@juf.org or (312) 357-4809.


Location:
Silverstein Base Hillel Lincoln Park
Chicago IL, 60654


Contact:
Sammi Cutler
SamanthaCutler@juf.org
312-357-4809


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YLD Summer Mission To Israel Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Interested in traveling to Israel with other young professionals? Join YLD at Hubbard Inn to meet and mingle with other travelers and learn more about YLD’s Summer Mission to Israel.

For more information, please contact Elyse Saretsky at 312-357-4981 or elysesaretsky@juf.org.


Location:
TBD
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Elyse Saretsky
elysesaretsky@juf.org
312-357-4981



Crafts for Kids: From our Home to Israel

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join Back from Birthright Israel on March 14 at 6:00 at JUF (30 S. Wells) and make a difference in Israel and Chicago. Meet up with other 20-something Birthright Israel alumni and make friendship bracelets and cards for children living in Jewish United Fund (JUF)’s Partnership Together Region in Israel: Kiryat Gat- Lachish- Shafir. In addition, we will be making trail mix for the Night Ministry which provides housing, health care and human connection to Chicagoans struggling with homelessness and poverty. 70% of those who visit The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus in the evenings have not had enough to eat that day-many having had nothing to eat at all.

This event is free to attend. All materials will be provided and appetizers will be served. Advanced registration is required to attend. For more information contact Sammi Cutler at SamanthaCutler@juf.org or (312)357-4809.


Location:
JUF
30 S Wells St
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Sammi Cutler
SamanthaCutler@juf.org
312-357-4809


Register Online

Spring LEADS 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM - Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

The Spring LEADS 2017 program is a great way to meet new people in Chicago and offers an introductory exploration of the Jewish community in a fun, relaxed social setting. The program dates are March 22, March 28, April 3, April 20, April 25, May 5, May 10, and May 16. Groups will be separated by age and take place in several areas of the city. LEADS participants will join together at a bar event following most sessions. There will be an LGBTQ group. If you are interested in participating in the LGBTQ group, please check the box indicated below.

The cost to participate is $50, which includes 8 sessions, food, speakers and all program supplies. In addition to the program fee participants will also be asked to make a meaningful gift to the 2017 JUF Annual Campaign (minimum $36) and will have the opportunity to do so during the course of the program.


Location:
Various Locations
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Carol Guzman
carolguzman@juf.org
312-444-2847


Register Online

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

A benefit for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Holocaust Community Services program. The Chicago premiere of this powerful multi-media production brings to life the story of Maestro Raphael Schächter and his choir of 150 fellow inmates of Terezin, who learned and performed Verdi’s Requiem Mass. Created and conducted by Maestro Murry Sidlin, it features a complete performance of Verdi’s Requiem, combined with on-stage drama, video interviews and film from the era. This performance features the Chicago Philharmonic, the Chicago Vocal Artists Ensemble, Jeremy Piven and Tovah Feldshuh. The event is chaired by Virginia & Norman Bobins and Karyn & Bill Silverstein. All production costs have been underwritten by the Crown Family and Pritzker Family Philanthropic Fund. All other gifts and proceeds will directly support Holocaust Community Services. Tickets at juf.org/DefiantRequiemTickets. To sponsor, call (312) 444-2893.

Location:
Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago IL, 60604


Contact:
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DefiantRequiem@juf.org
312-444-2893


Web Page Register Online

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson Ave.) Volunteers will serve dinner in a restaurant-style setting and enjoy a meal with guests. Don't miss out on meeting other YLD-ers who are making a difference to those in need!

Advanced registration is required.


Location:
JUF Uptown Cafe
909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Carol Guzman
carolguzman@juf.org
312-444-2847


Register Online

YLD at the Windy City Bulls

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join other young adults living in the suburbs as we watch the Windy City Bulls take on the Erie Bayhawks on March 28 at the Sears Center (5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates). The night will start at 6 pm with a private reception followed by the basketball game at 7 pm.

The price to attend is $15 which includes one drink and a 100- level ticket with group seating to the game. For more information contact Sammi Cutler at SamanthaCutler@Juf.org or (312)357-4809


Location:
Sears Centre Arena
5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy
Hoffman Estates IL, 60192


Contact:
Sammi Cutler
SamanthaCutler@Juf.org
312-357-4809


Register Online

BGS Mission to Cuba

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:00 AM - Sunday, April 2, 2017 8:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Save the date!

Location:
30 S. Wells
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Sally Preminger
sallypreminger@juf.org
312-357-4689



Jewish Book Club sponsored by Back from Birthright Israel

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Meet other 20 something's living in Chicago as we discuss Jewish books in a casual environment. Join the young adult Jewish book club hosted by the Back From Birthright Israel community!

Our meeting will be April 19 at 7 PM. We will be reading Sweet Dates in Basra by Jessica Jiji. The location will be emailed to registered participants soon.

For more information contact Sammi Cutler at SamanthaCutler@juf.org or (312) 357-4809


Location:
TBD
Chicago IL, 60610


Contact:
Sammi Cutler
SamanthaCutler@juf.org
312-357-4809


Register Online

YLD Pride Happy Hour

Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join YLD Pride for the 4th Annual YLD Pride Happy Hour at DS Tequila Company (3352 N. Halsted) on Thursday, April 20 from 6-8pm. This happy hour is for LGBTQ friends and allies who are interested in getting involved with the Jewish United Fund and YLD Pride while enjoying delicious cocktails. Registration is $18 in advance, $25 at the door and includes two drink tickets.

Location:
D.S. Tequila
3352 N. Halsted St.
Chicago IL, 60657


Contact:
Sally Preminger
sallypreminger@juf.org
312-357-4689


Register Online

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson Ave.) Volunteers will serve dinner in a restaurant-style setting and enjoy a meal with guests. Don't miss out on meeting other YLD-ers who are making a difference to those in need!

Advanced registration is required.


Location:
JUF Uptown Cafe
909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Carol Guzman
carolguzman@juf.org
312-444-2847


Register Online

Blue & White Bar Night

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Save the date! More details to come.

Location:
30 S. Wells
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Hanna Holman
hannaholman@juf.org
312-357-4814



Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson Ave.) Volunteers will serve dinner in a restaurant-style setting and enjoy a meal with guests. Don't miss out on meeting other YLD-ers who are making a difference to those in need!

Advanced registration is required.


Location:
JUF Uptown Cafe
909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Carol Guzman
carolguzman@juf.org
312-444-2847


Register Online

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Volunteer with YLD at the JUF Uptown Cafe (909 W. Wilson Ave.) Volunteers will serve dinner in a restaurant-style setting and enjoy a meal with guests. Don't miss out on meeting other YLD-ers who are making a difference to those in need!

Advanced registration is required.


Location:
JUF Uptown Cafe
909 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago IL, 60640


Contact:
Carol Guzman
carolguzman@juf.org
312-444-2847


Register Online

YLD Summer Mission to Israel

Sunday, July 2, 2017 8:00 AM - Sunday, July 9, 2017 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Want to travel to Israel with young Jewish leaders? Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to visit Israel with Jewish leaders from not only Chicago, but the nation-join YLD on their Summer Mission to Israel!

This trip will give participants the opportunity to experience the impact of Jewish Federation on the lives of Israelis through tours, hands-on projects and interactive site visits with partner agencies. Participants will meet with dynamic and inspiring leaders who work to shape Israel's social, legal, military, and political policies and get a close-up look inside Israel's economy, art/architecture, fashion scene and high-tech industry.

Participants will explore the city of Tel Aviv, tour the unforgettable Yad Vashem, celebrate Shabbat, and much more!


Location:
30 S. Wells
Chicago IL, 60606


Contact:
Elyse Saretsky
elysesaretsky@juf.org
312-357-4981


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