Broaden Your Community with YAD

The Young Adults Division (YAD) provides an excellent opportunity for young Jewish professionals throughout the Bay Area to network and make friends. It's all about community coming together, one of YAD's three main goals. Hopefully you've enjoyed one of our many well-known, community building programs, including Blue Monday, Latke Ball and Summer Sizzle. These programs, which are organized by the Community Building team of the YAD Board, serve as the gateway to the Jewish community. For a number of people, their first contact with the young adult Jewish community happens at our events. While Community Building programs are intended to be social in nature (and they are certainly lots of fun), they allow YAD to realize an even greater mission -- philanthropy. In Judaism, we have an obligation to "heal the world" (tikkun olam). We can do this by performing good works, promoting peace and understanding and helping those less fortunate than us. By attending one of the Community Building events, you are helping us to raise money to pay for many of the important charitable causes that the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation sponsors. (In case you didn't know, SFJCF uses its financial resources to help meet short- and long-term community needs in the Bay Area and globally. The list of sponsored causes is long and impressive.) For instance, when you buy a ticket to attend the Latke Ball, the proceeds from your ticket provide funding for programs that care for those in need. That means you are helping to heal the world - one step at a time.

If you've ever attended one of our events, you will have seen first-hand what a robust, thriving Jewish community we enjoy in the Bay Area. If you haven't attended one of our events, I encourage you to check out the YAD calendar to find upcoming programs. Michael Lawrence Co-Vice President for Community Building Young Adults Division Board

Categories: Young Adults


December 22, 2008


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