YAD: Thriving in 2024 with community engagement and events

by | Feb 29, 2024 | Latest News

Since the start of 2024, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division has been bustling with activity, bringing together members for fun, meaningful, and community-building activities by holding events for families and young adults.

So far this year, YAD has attended a Norfolk Admirals game, hosted a Happy Hour, gotten together for Shabbat, and advocated for the Jewish community.

Events such as the Admirals game and Happy Hour are great for new and old members looking to gather with other Jewish families and folks in a casual setting. YAD also hosted several successful Pop-Up Shabbats, geared either for couples, families, or military members.

Through these Pop-Up Shabbats, young Jewish adults and their families have been able to connect and celebrate Shabbat together.

YAD also joined the wider Tidewater Jewish community at this year’s Jewish Advocacy Day. This was a great opportunity for YAD members to get involved with civic engagement and foster connections with the larger Jewish community.

YAD has more exciting plans and initiatives in store for the future, including cultural events, Pop Up Shabbats, volunteer opportunities, and networking happenings. Stay in the loop by following YAD on Facebook and by receiving its newsletter.

YAD is for young Jewish adults ages 22 – 45. Whether new to the area or have lived in the community for years, YAD is always an inclusive and active community with the aim of creating connections, memories, and making a positive impact in the community.

To learn more, join, or attend a Pop-Up Shabbat, contact Elana McGovern at emcgovern@ujft.org.