Welcome to the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey! For young change-makers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Connect with us to strengthen your Jewish identity, network, and make new friends along the way. We are looking forward to getting to know you!
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It has been an honor to serve as your YAD chair for the past two years. As I finish my term, two significant words in Jewish liturgy come to mind: "Lech L'cha," which translates to "Get Yourself Going!" This phrase sets Abram on his journey to become Abraham and fulfilling the promise of making his ancestors a great nation. YAD sets us on our journey to become more involved with our Jewish Community and to help bring us together as a community.
I am honored and excited to step in as YAD Chair. I have big shoes to fill, and in a pandemic no less, but I could not be more thrilled to take on this challenge! With all the upheaval uncertainty in the world and our individual lives, I know I am not alone in yearning for precedented times. The past few months have shown us how resilient and adaptive we can be, from Zoom happy hours, to virtual classrooms, to socially distanced activities, to birthday parades. So many of us want to connect and feel some semblance of normal and socialization, but we are experiencing serious “Zoom fatigue”. Since safety remains a top priority, we will not be having in-person events yet in an abundance of caution, even as things around us are beginning to reopen slowly.
Until we are ready to meet again in person, I look forward to working with the entire YAD board and collaborate with other groups near and far to find innovative ways to help our community connect, remain engaged, and be as involved as their lives allow, without having to dread another Zoom call. Until our next in-person event, I look forward to Zoom-ing with you. If you want to learn more about YAD or have considered joining the board, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I would love to have virtual coffee.
Shira Katz Scanlon
During this time if you would like to connect with us we would love to hear from you! Just reach out to YAD@jfedsnj.org.
Wednesday, November 6
It was great seeing everyone out at Flying Fish Brewery! Loved hearing from Arkady Hasidovich, Senior Community Shaliach about forming the Israeli Government and David Hulnick sharing his passion for our community.
Wednesday, November 20
Join a group of change-makers for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Jewish Federation family exploring our five Areas of Impact: Older Adults, Special Needs, Global Connections, Community Engagement, and Family & Youth.
Weinberg Commons, 1721 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill
YAD Celebrated Hanukah early with wine and cheese and an EPIC dreidel tournament!
January 29, 2020
Super Sunday and Super week help raise $1Million dollars for those in need. YAD joined the effort to Make the Calls and Make an Impact!
Kigns Road Brewing Company
127 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Join YAD in partnership with OTS Amiel BaKehila, and Katz JCC for beers and to hear from Israeli Puppeteer Avishai Shitrit share about " The Role of My Life - How I Found Myself Through Acting"
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JEWS & BREWS HOME EDITION
Senior Economic Development Project Manager for the Office of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
Conversation and Brews