Young Adult Division (YAD)
The Young Adult Division (YAD) hosts various networking events designed to allow Austin’s Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s to meet and socialize in an enjoyable and engaging setting. YAD also plans and promotes cultural programs such as holiday celebrations and takes part in community service projects. Since its launch in 2002, more than 800 people have joined YAD. YAD is for singles, couples and young families.
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To find out more about all that YAD has to offer, see the information below, or contact Arielle Levy at (512) 735-8010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join YAD Austin Monday, April 14 for the first night of Passover.
We will have a Seder and kosher la Pesach dinner prepared for those looking for somewhere friendly to spend this holiday.
Join the 3Sixty Club by making a pledge of $30+ a month
The 3Sixty Club is good for 2012 calendar year and includes:
Free entry into all YAD events that require a donation.
An exclusive 3Sixty Club Reception
Men: No additional donation required to attend the Momentum Men's Night Out (Does not include meal couvert).
Women: No additional donation required to attend the Mosaic Luncheon. (Does not include meal couvert).
YAD hosts various social events bringing together Jewish professionals in Austin to meet and socialize in a comfortable setting. Events include happy hours, dinner parties, outdoor programs and other activities around Austin.
YAD organizes cultural celebrations for Jewish holidays, including Shabbat Dinners of 8 and Shul Hopping throughout the year. YAD also hosts a Channukah Party, Purim Party, Passover Seder and Break Fast during Yom Kippur each year. Additionally, YAD works in collaboration with other areas of the JCAA to participate in a variety of community-wide events. Annual events include the Austin Jewish Book Fair, the Tapestry of Jewish Learning, the Austin Jewish Film Festival and the Community Purim Carnival. Torah on Tap is also a favorite, providing is a monthly opportunity to discuss Jewish topics with Austin’s clergy or Jewish Educators in a non-traditional setting.
Community Service Projects
YAD creates opportunities that allow members to give their time, energy, and/or money to the Austin community and the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin's Annual Campaign. YAD hosts an annual fundraiser called Milestone and also participates in the Campaign’s annual Super Week phone-a-thon. Additionally, YAD creates various community service activities throughout the year such as helping Front Steps, participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring and in Jewish Family Service's Volunteer for Seniors program.
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Are you in need of a short term loan? Apply at Hebrew Free Loan Associaition of Austin Examples include:
• Emergency Loans including housing (rent, deposits, payments, repairs), transportation (purchase, repair to vehicles), childcare
• Health Care including medical and dental emergencies, short term home health care, nursing health care, medical equipment, walkers, hearing aids, glasses, wheelchairs
• Catch-up including monthly payments because of loss or reduction of employment income.