YAD celebrates Chanukah with LIGHT IT UP

by | Dec 19, 2013 | Other News

Darren and Rebecca Dorfman, Ross Kantor, and Todd Feldman.

Darren and Rebecca Dorfman, Ross Kantor, and Todd Feldman.

The Young Adult Division of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, held its biggest event of the year on Saturday, Dec. 7. More than 180 people attended LIG HT IT UP, a club-themed twist on a traditional Chanukah party, held in the Cardo on the Sandler Family Campus. In a totally transformed Cardo, generously decorated by Leslie Siegel, guests were treated to specialty latkes, as well as a specialty cocktail at the open bar—a “Blue Gene Cocktail” which was served to help promote the upcoming Jewish Genetic Screening event, co-sponsored with Jewish Family Service.

Beth Gerstein and Steve Zuckerman, event co-chairs, were thrilled that so many people experienced their second co-chaired event. Of the successful night, Gerstein says, “LIG HT IT UP was truly an amazing night of great friends, drinks, food and fun. This event is designed to bring the Jewish young professional community together for a social event, and it was nice to see the entire community represented and burning up the dance floor!”

Guests enjoyed a photo booth with props and danced to the live music of local favorite, Vinyl Headlights.

The annual YAD Chanukah party is one facet of YAD’s outreach curriculum; for more information on upcoming events and other initiatives, visit www.jewishva.org/YAD.