The Young Adult Division promotes social, cultural, leadership, and philanthropic opportunities for young Jewish adults.
YAD fosters Jewish identity, involvement, and responsibility among young Jews in Tidewater in order to sustain and enrich the vibrant community at home, in Israel, and around the world. YAD aims to cultivate relationships, build networks, and develop highly skilled leaders to ensure the future of the Jewish community.
YAD hosts numerous programs such as monthly happy hours, holiday parties, business networking, Shabbat dinners, and men’s and women’s specific programs.
YAD also spearheads Super Sunday, the community’s annual fundraising phone-a-thon.
YAD’s Hineni Fellowship is a leadership path for future leaders to learn about UJFT’s mission, network, gain leadership skills, and most importantly, create community. Hineni fellows are entitled to participate in the week-long, exclusive Tom Hofheimer Young Leadership Mission to Israel.