Nominations now open for the 2020 Chicago Jewish 36 Under 36 list

36 under 36

Who is an extraordinary Jew you know? We are once again looking for young leaders, humanitarians, educators, social activists -- the young adult movers and shakers of Chicago -- to recognize on our annual Double Chai in the Chi: Chicago's Jewish 36 Under 36 list.

This year we are also looking for individuals who are going above and beyond to fight against the coronavirus, working to create community in innovative ways or ensuring everyone has access to basic necessities. 

Since 2012, YLD and Oy!Chicago have presented this list to shine a spotlight on the faces of Chicago's Jewish future and acknowledge and celebrate the amazing contributions of our generation.

What we're looking for :

People who are making a difference through their work, who give back in their free time, who innovate and inspire, who are leaders in their communities and the Jewish community or are simply Jews we should know. (See previous year's lists here .)

Nominees must be ages 22-36 and living in the greater Chicago area at the time of nomination. Honorees will be selected based on the quality -- not quantity -- of their nominations.

How to nominate :

Got someone in mind? Fill out this form before May 25 at 5 p.m. You will receive an email confirming your nomination.

When will the list be announced?

The 36 honorees will be announced and profiled on Oy!Chicago on July 14. To be the first to know, like Oy!Chicago and YLD on Facebook.

Much gratitude to the Leonard and Diane Sherman Family Foundation for supporting 36 Under 36, and for its dedication to the present and future preservation of the Jewish people.


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