YAD off to great start for 2014–2015

October 31, 2014

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From Sukkot to Cornhole to business networking to social action, the Young Adult Division of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater offered “something for everyone” with several recent successful kick-off events.

For YAD Men’s programming, The 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament had more than 25 participants competing to claim the title of the first ever YAD Cornhole Team Champion.

Thinking of those less fortunate, Hands on Tidewater, YAD’s community service group, gathered at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia to unpack and sort non-perishable food items.

With a nod to the importance of business networking for young professionals, YAD hosted its first YAD Talks at Vintage Kitchen where Jordan Slone, CEO and president of Harbor Group International and Dana Rosen, Federal Judge at the U.S. Department of Labor in Newport News, discussed how they achieved their goals, occupy their current positions and what it took for them to get there.

Finally, at the 2nd Annual Sukkah Hop, YAD members from all over Tidewater came together to celebrate Sukkot. These young adults ate in the Sukkah and enjoyed a festive night under the stars with many new faces in the crowd.

To get involved with YAD, contact Amy Weinsten, YAD director at aweinstein@ujft.org or Benyamin Yaffe, YAD programming associate at byaffe@ujft.org.

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