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!

2014 Young Leadership Campaign Status (as of June 10, 2014)

  • $105,766 raised
  • 153 YLC gifts
  • 28.62% 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.

Social Action

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.

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