CHICAGO – Julie Feldman, a social worker at Northwestern Settlement’s Rowe Elementary School, has been named to the sixth annual “Double Chai in the Chi” list of young Jewish leaders in Chicago.

The list is presented by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Young Leadership Division and Oy! Chicago – an outreach website for Chicago 20- and 30- somethings, to highlight the contributions of this generation, and share the faces of Chicago’s Jewish future.

Feldman has been a part of the team at Rowe Elementary since 2015, and has played an important role in the lives of the middle schoolers she works with each day, and their families. Her passion for her work and the Settlement’s mission shows in her connection with scholars, parents, and colleagues. She supports scholars at their sporting and theater events, science fairs, and graduations.

Feldman’s drive to improve the lives of young people does not stop with the school year. During the summer she works at Camp Firefly, an overnight camp for children with special needs. You can read Feldman’s bio, and learn more about the 36 Under 36 list online at


For 125 years Northwestern Settlement has nurtured, educated and inspired children and families in need in Chicago. The Food Pantry and Family Services program’s holiday events reach 800 individuals and families in the West Town neighborhood, and across Chicago. Focusing on changing lives through education, social services and the arts, Northwestern Settlement’s programs are fully integrated to meet the complex needs of our neighbors, and disrupt generational poverty. The Settlement touches nearly 40,000 lives and 85 percent of Chicago’s zip codes. Learn more about Northwestern Settlement at