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Review for Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I moved to Chicago nearly seven years ago, not only did I not know a single person, but I had never visited Chciago before. In the process of getting myself acclimated, I began attending JUF functions (young profession events, bar nights and their softball league). The window of social opporunity that JUF created was endless. I quickly learned what a vital organization JUF is to the Chicago community. Many of us are very familiar of the benefit and care the outstretched helping hand of JUF offers in the social service, fundraising and volunteer arenas. In parallel, those who become involved are rewarded, in my opinion, more than they give. Since attending my very first event, Shabbat in a Box, I have made countless friends, volunteered for amazing causes and donated to make a difference. My circle of friends would not be what it is today without the foundation YLD has set. I was privileged to be given the opportunity to join the YLD Board of Directors. Now, as I am actively part of the organization that gave me so much, I have the ability to give back so that someone else, new to Chicago like me, will have the same amazing experience, because of JUF, I had upon moving to the city.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Members of the community initiating their experience with JUF and seeing them through the process of becoming active board members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes.

Role:  Board Member & I am an active Executive Board Member on JUF, I oversee the LEADS program and have chaired Gesher.