Mystery Wine Night a huge hit for YAD during quarantine

June 8, 2020

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A Zoom chat room of Young Adult Division (YAD) members was filled with clinking glasses, generous pours, and lots of laughter on Thursday, May 21.

That’s because YAD hosted its first-ever, Mystery Wine Night. YADians conducted blind taste tests of four wines and competed to see who could guess each type of wine, the region of the world each bottle hails from, and the price per bottle.

The Zoom event sold out with 39 young adults attending. Even when the taste test ended (David and Maggie Glickman took home top prize), everyone stayed an extra 30 minutes to talk about great take-out food options and the latest Netflix shows.

The YAD Cabinet pushed each other to develop a creative program for May that would engage YAD members through video conferencing. The Mystery Wine Event exceeded expectations, providing momentum and energy to continue programming into the summer.

Amie Harrell, Jillian Sachs, Tal Feldman-Sifen, and Jasmine Amitay served on the Mystery Wine event committee. Matt Kantro served ably as the Zoom host of the wine tasting.

Whether it is possible to gather in person or if it is necessary to continue to maintain social distance, YAD plans to provide fun, innovative events to keep the community connected.

For information about UJFT’s Young Adult Division, contact Carly Glikman at cglikman@ujft.org.

- Danny Rubin

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