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.
Danny Rubin, YAD Chair
Young Adult Division
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)
Jillian Sachs (Woman’s Programming co-chair)
Stephanie Steerman (momME time Chair)
Pam Trompeter (Purim Party Co-Chair)
Seth White (Business Networking Chair)