JUF and Oy!Chicago announce sixth annual Jewish '36 Under 36' list

The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago has announced the sixth annual “Double Chai in the Chi: 36 Under 36” list of young Jewish movers and shakers in Chicago.

(The letters of the Hebrew word “Chai,” which means “life,” also represent the number 18.)

Check out the list and full bios online at: www.oychicago.com/36under36

Presented by JUF’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) and Oy!Chicago – an outreach website for Chicago 20- and 30-somethings – the list shines a spotlight on the faces of Chicago’s Jewish future and recognizes the amazing contributions of this generation. The young professionals featured are noted for making a difference through their work, giving back in their free time, and earning distinction in the Jewish community and beyond.

“This year’s list does not disappoint – I can guarantee you that the future of our Jewish community is in good hands with these young leaders at the helm,” said Stefanie Pervos Bregman, co-founding editor of Oy!Chicago. “This marks our sixth year of this initiative and I’m always amazed at the innovative, philanthropic work that is happening right here in Chicago.”

This year’s list is replete with entrepreneurs, activists, fundraisers, and more, running the gamut from writers to rabbis, attorneys to social workers… and, well, the list goes on.

“This is our future, and these young people are our future leaders,” said Lisa Tarshis, incoming YLD Board President and former award winner. “I love all the creativity and passion that always comes through, and the impact that is being made across a variety of sectors-both today and for the years ahead.”

Donations to JUF of up to $36 in recognition of a 36 under 36 honoree will be matched in full, doubling the impact and benefit to those in need in the community. Learn more and donate at https://donate.juf.org/36Under36.

Full profiles of each honoree are available on the Oy!Chicago website.

The 36 winners will be honored at YLD’s “WYLD” party at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 at Old Crow Smokehouse in River North, at 149 W Kinzie. The party is open to the public. Tickets are available for $20 in advance or $30 at the door. $5 of each ticket will be donated to JUF’s 2017 Annual Campaign to provide services for those in need. To register, visit http://bit.ly/WYLD2017 or e-mail yld@juf.org . Register early – last year’s party completely sold out!