The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is open to adults ages 22 through 40 (inclusively). YAD fosters Jewish identity, involvement and responsibility among young Jews in Tidewater in order to sustain and enrich the vibrant community here at home, in Israel and around the world.
Getting involved with YAD is an exciting way to meet other young professionals who share your values and interests. YAD is for singles, couples and young families. Join us and become part of the next generation of caring Jews who are making a difference in our community - and having a blast doing it! YAD has many avenues for you to get involved—see below for opportunities!
YAD's popular Family Shabbat event is back! We are serving up a yummy Shabbat dinner, followed by fun and games for kids of all ages. Enjoy Purim crafts and relay races for the kids (supervised), and plenty of schmoozing and wine for the parents!
Join our mishpocha for Shabbat, and register today!
$6/child (ages 3-16)
Sign up here
YAD Girls Night Out—Crafts @ Kitsch
Monday, March 24 at 6:30PM
807 Shirley Avenue, Norfolk
It’s Girls Night Out—with crafts and wine! Enjoy plenty of appetizers*, drinks (wine & more) AND a craft class (step-by-step instructions provided, you don’t need to be crafty!). At the end of the night, take home a beautifully designed wine glass, for your next girls night in! Join us for only $12!
Space is limited at Kitsch, so be sure to RSVP before this event fills up!
*Dietary laws observed
2014 Young Leadership Campaign Status (as of December 31, 2013)
- $67,496.25 raised
- 59 YLC gifts
- 24.97% card-for-card increase from last year
The Young Leadership Campaign (YLC) has three divisions:
- Habonim (for YAD donors giving between $118 and $364)
- Power of One Society (for YAD donors giving between $365 and $999)
- Ben Gurion Society (for YAD donors giving $1000 or more)
All gifts to the YLC benefit UJFT’s Annual Campaign. Even the smallest donation makes a big difference!
Find your potential to make a difference--get involved in YAD’s leadership programs:
- Super Sunday Steering Committee
- Tidewater Couples Project
- YAD Cabinet
- Hineni! Institute for Leadership Development
More information on Leadership Programs and how to get involved.
Social and Cultural
Happy hours, family and couples events and much more:
- YAD HeBrew Happy Hour
- YAD Singles Program
- Family Shabbat Dinners
- Holiday programming
- The Schmooze
More information on Social and Cultural Programs and how to get involved.
Make a difference and give back by joining YAD’s Hands on Tidewater (HoT) group for volunteer events around town. HoT events combine a few hours of volunteerism with a chance to get to know other YAD’ians. The commitments are short-term, but the differences can be long-lasting both for those helped and the volunteers themselves.