YLD Pride

Our Mission Statement

YLD Pride 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.

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  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.

For more information on YLD Pride programming, please contact Tori Weinstein, Senior Campaign Associate, Next Gen Initiatives, at ToriWeinstein@juf.org or 312-357-4543.

Travel opportunities


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 JFNA LGBTQ Mission to Israel 2019


Trip Dates: June 6 - June 13, 2019, with an optional extension for Tel Aviv Pride June 14, 2019.

Explore Israel and JUF through a uniquely LGBTQ lens at this historic moment in time. Experience Israel's thriving, vibrant LGBTQ community against the complex cultural backdrop of the country. Tour Chicago’s partnership region, Kiryat Gat & Lachish & Shafir for a day of hands-on projects and interactive site visits. Witness the energy, tradition, and love as you travel with Federations from across North America and a local group of Chicagoans. Limited subsidies are available on a first come, first serve basis for Chicago travelers under the age of 40.

For more information, please contact Tori Weinstein at 312-357-4543 or ToriWeinstein@juf.org.


2018-2019 YLD Pride Committee

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

Jamie Greenebaum and Daniel Rosenstein
YLD Pride Committee Co-Chairs

Michael Brown
Ari Craven
Eli Fox 
Paige GoldMarche
Ariel Halpern
Huston Harris
Danny Hurvitz
Adrienne Kaplan
Alexa Katz
Joseph Levie
Julie Ann Orenstein
Michael Oxman
Benjamin Pisik
Elaine Ross 


 

YLD Pride Events

Light up the Night with YLD Pride's Chanukah Party Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:00 PM More info
YLD's Big Event Fundraiser Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:15 PM More info
JFNA LGBTQ Mission to Israel Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:00 AM More info

YLD Pride at Chicago Pride Parade

YLD Pride marched in the Pride Parade alongside ADL, BBYO, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. There were 100 community members representing Jewish Chicago!

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

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