YAD’s leadership dinner with Matti Friedman

by | Jun 10, 2016 | Other News

Past, present and future leaders of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division (YAD) gathered to hear the Community Relations Council’s Israel Today speaker Matti Friedman, and enjoy dinner and cocktails on Tuesday, May 10.

YAD offers different leadership opportunities for young adults to engage in outreach, engagement and fundraising; opportunities include Super Sunday, YAD Cabinet, the Tidewater Couples Project, Hineni! Institute for Leadership Development, and a new addition, the Kiryat Yam Committee.

YAD leaders don’t always get a chance to meet each other if they do not come through the same path. This event offered a chance to gather all leaders of YAD to get an exclusive meet and greet with a phenomenal speaker. With a backdrop of a Jerusalem Street, the evening’s theme focused on Israel, as that is such a big part of being a leader in the Tidewater Jewish community.

Friedman, an author and journalist, and former Jerusalem Bureau reporter and editor for the Associated Press, spoke about his experiences in the Israeli Defense Force and as a reporter during times of war. His discussion focused on media bias and how to consume news about Israel with an informed perspective.

To learn how to receive an invitation to the next YAD leadership event, contact Leah Abrams, YAD director, at 965-6127 or labrams@ujft.org.

by Jasmine Amitay