Young Adult Division

Live. Give. Lead.



Looking for a way to connect with other local Jewish young adults in an inclusive environment? We welcome you to join the Young Adult Division (YAD) of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. YAD fosters Jewish identity, involvement, and responsibility among young Jews in Tidewater in an effort to sustain and enrich the vibrant community here at home, in Israel, and around the world.

Through educational, social, cultural, and philanthropic programming, YAD strives to connect young adults to their Jewish roots today while preparing for a Jewish tomorrow.

YAD is for singles, couples, and young families! We’d love to get to know you and introduce you to our YAD family.

To see events and more photos, visit our Facebook page.

Interested in joining us? Join us today by filling out the online form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Get involved in YAD! Become an active participant in our Young Adult Division and meet other young professionals who share common values and interests. Whether you are single, a couple, or a young family, YAD has a place for you!

RECENT EVENTS AND PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  • Happy Hours
  • MomMe Time
  • Girls Night Out/Guys Night Out
  • Community Shabbat Dinners
  • Party of Four
  • Saturday Night Socials
  • Signature Events

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? We’ve got you covered!

Get to know other YADians and make a difference by giving back through Hands on Tidewater (HoT). We volunteer for several events around the area, and although the commitments are short-term, the lasting impact we leave on those we've helped, as well as ourselves, helps accomplish Tikkun Olam.




 As UJFT continues to follow the values of Klal Yisrael and Tzedekah, we have made some significant impacts around the world! Following are just some of the successes the Tidewater community has made in the last year:

 

Provided scholarships for Tidewater students at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater

Helped Hillel’s at Virginia universities and colleges combat anti-Semitism

Funded the staff at Neve Michael Children’s Village in Israel

 

You have the power to do it! The YAD generation has the opportunity to make the largest impact on the future of our Jewish community. Get involved today and start making a difference! Show your commitment and make a gift to the Young Leadership Campaign (YLC). 

$111,981 raised

Young Leadership 2019 Campaign Status (as of December 11, 2018)

131 Individual Pledges. Representing a 47.2% increase card for card (from the same group of donors in 2018)

 



The YLC has three special donor societies:

Habonim

YAD donors giving between $118 - $364
 

Power of One Society

YAD donors giving between $365 - $999
 

Ben Gurion Society

YAD donors giving $1,000 or more
 

Every gift to YLC, regardless of the amount, benefits UJFT’s Annual Campaign.

 




YAD encourages the next generation to impact, improve, and lead our Jewish community. We facilitate events and workshops based on the philosophies of our Jewish roots while incorporating innovative ideas of today’s young adults. We believe in embracing our customs and beliefs of our people while taking advantage of opportunities ahead to ensure a Jewish tomorrow.

YAD Leadership Programs

The Super Sunday Steering Committee (the “SSSC”) is a group of young adults invited to learn about our community’s agencies, develop leadership skills, and help plan and run Super Sunday. The SSSC is YAD’s first level of leadership development and is a pre-requisite for membership on the YAD Cabinet and other leadership groups and programs.

 

YAD’s Cabinet meets regularly and its members chair the division’s many programs and events. Interested in helping with a YAD event or program? Contact us.

 

Tidewater Couples Project unites up to 10 couples for 10 monthly events that aim to build personal connections, explore Jewish identity, and to learn about and discuss Jewish issues here in Tidewater and around the world.

 

HINENI! is a formal leadership training development series in which participants learn how they can provide meaningful leadership to the Jewish community. HINENI! is by invitation only, and concludes with a special mission to Israel.

Eliot Weinstein, Chair

Young Adult Division

esweinstein@gmail.com

Danny Rubin, Vice Chair

Young Adult Division

danny@rubincommunications.com

 

2018-2019 Young Adult Division Cabinet Members

Rabbi Levi Brashevitsky (Chabad Shabbat+ Lag B’Omer Chair)

David Calliott (Adult Programing Chair+Purim Party Co-Chair)

Bern Glasser (Co-Campaign Chair)

Jennifer Groves (Leadership Development Chair)

Amie Harrell (Super Sunday Vice-Chair)

Jamie Hutnick (Woman’s Programming co-chair)

Andrea Karelitz (Happy Hour Chair)

Esti Katz (Military Outreach Chair)

Jeremy Krupnick (Super Sunday Chair)

Ashley Lemke (HoT Co-Chair)

Eric Miller (KY Committee Chair)

Danny Rubin (Vice Chair)

Shikma Rubin (JDC programming Chair)

Jessica Ruthenberg (HoT Co-Chair)

Joe Ruthenberg (Men’s Programming Chair)

Jenny Sachs

Jillian Sachs (Woman’s Programming co-chair)

Stephanie Steerman (momME time Chair)

Pam Trompeter (Purim Party Co-Chair)

Seth White (Business Networking Chair)