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YAD, the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, is the nexus of San Diego’s vibrant community of Jews aged 21 to 45. YAD offers various channels of engagement in order to be the most diverse young adult group in the county. Our mission is to encourage young adults in San Diego to connect to the Jewish community in a meaningful way. Through this strategy, YAD is able to attract the most brilliant and creative minds in San Diego and connect them to Federation.

What does Federation do?

YAD Signature Programs

  • Social

    Connect with young Jewish adults socially and professionally.

    Connect with young Jewish adults socially and professionally.

    Connect with young Jewish adults socially and professionally.

    Connect with young Jewish adults socially and professionally.

    Connect with young Jewish adults socially and professionally.

    Connect with young Jewish adults socially and professiona...

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  • Philanthropy

    YAD helps to raise funds for Jews in need around the world. Past events have included: Night at the Museum, fun 5k, and YAD Bowls for Israel.

    YAD helps to raise funds for Jews in need around the world. Past events have included: Night at the Museum, fun 5k, and YAD Bowls for Israel.

    YAD helps to raise funds for Jews in need around the world. Past events have included: Night at the Museum, fun 5k, and YAD Bowls for Israel.

    YAD helps to raise funds for Jews in need around the world. Past events have included: Night at the Museum, fun 5k, and YAD Bow...

    YAD helps to raise funds for Jews in need around the world. Past events have included: ...

    YAD helps to raise funds for Jews in need around the worl...

    YAD helps to raise funds for Jew...

    YAD helps to raise fun...

  • Birthright

    YAD helps to connect San Diegans to Birthright experiences while connecting Birthright participants to the San Diego Jewish community.

    YAD helps to connect San Diegans to Birthright experiences while connecting Birthright participants to the San Diego Jewish community.

    YAD helps to connect San Diegans to Birthright experiences while connecting Birthright participants to the San Diego Jewish community.

    YAD helps to connect San Diegans to Birthright experiences while connecting Birthright participants to the San Diego Jewish com...

    YAD helps to connect San Diegans to Birthright experiences while connecting Birthright ...

    YAD helps to connect San Diegans to Birthright experience...

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  • Shabbat

    YAD connects Jews across San Diego to home hosted Shabbat experiences. Hosting Shabbat dinner can be very rewarding and meaningful.

    YAD connects Jews across San Diego to home hosted Shabbat experiences. Hosting Shabbat dinner can be very rewarding and meaningful.

    YAD connects Jews across San Diego to home hosted Shabbat experiences. Hosting Shabbat dinner can be very rewarding and meaningful.

    YAD connects Jews across San Diego to home hosted Shabbat experiences. Hosting Shabbat dinner can be very rewarding and meaning...

    YAD connects Jews across San Diego to home hosted Shabbat experiences. Hosting Shabbat ...

    YAD connects Jews across San Diego to home hosted Shabbat...

    YAD connects Jews across San Die...

    YAD connects Jews acro...

  • Happy Hour

    With San Diego's wide variety of restaurants and bars, Happy Hours are a fun way to unwind with friends after work. Always free, always fun!

    With San Diego's wide variety of restaurants and bars, Happy Hours are a fun way to unwind with friends after work. Always free, always fun!

    With San Diego's wide variety of restaurants and bars, Happy Hours are a fun way to unwind with friends after work. Always free, always fun!

    With San Diego's wide variety of restaurants and bars, Happy Hours are a fun way to unwind with friends after work. Always free...

    With San Diego's wide variety of restaurants and bars, Happy Hours are a fun way to unw...

    With San Diego's wide variety of restaurants and bars, Ha...

    With San Diego's wide variety of...

    With San Diego's wide ...

  • Newcomers

    New to San Diego? Lived here for 10 years and want to make new Jewish friends? Newcomers programs offer an introduction to the community and new people.

    New to San Diego? Lived here for 10 years and want to make new Jewish friends? Newcomers programs offer an introduction to the community and new people.

    New to San Diego? Lived here for 10 years and want to make new Jewish friends? Newcomers programs offer an introduction to the community and new people.

    New to San Diego? Lived here for 10 years and want to make new Jewish friends? Newcomers programs offer an introduction to the ...

    New to San Diego? Lived here for 10 years and want to make new Jewish friends? Newcomer...

    New to San Diego? Lived here for 10 years and want to mak...

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  • Giving Back

    Our Jewish community has a long tradition of humanitarianism. The broad reach of Federation and our partners JDC, JAFI and ORT assures that we, as a community, can respond instantly to assist those in need.

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    Our Jewish community has a long tradition of humanitarianism. The broad reach of Federation and our partners JDC, JAFI and ORT assures that we, as a community, can respond instantly to assist those in need.

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    Our Jewish community has a long tradition of humanitarianism. The broad reach of Federation and our partners JDC, JAFI and ORT assures that we, as a community, can respond instantly t...

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    Our Jewish community has a long tradition of humanitarianism. The broad reach of Federation and our partners JDC, JA...

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    Our Jewish community has a long tradition of humanitarianism. The broad reach...

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  • Leadership

    YAD is always looking for community members to plan events. Join a committee or planning group today! For more information click here.

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    YAD is always looking for community members to plan events. Join a committee or planning group today! For more information click here.

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    YAD is always looking for community members to plan events. Join a committee or planning group today! For more information click here.

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    YAD is always looking for community members to plan events. Join a committee or planning group today! For more inform...

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  • National Young Leadership

    San Diego is one of over 150 Federations in North America. We participate in national programs such as: Tribefest, National Young Leader Cabinet, Israel Missions and Leadership Conference.

    San Diego is one of over 150 Federations in North America. We participate in national programs such as: Tribefest, National Young Leader Cabinet, Israel Missions and Leadership Conference.

    San Diego is one of over 150 Federations in North America. We participate in national programs such as: Tribefest, National Young Leader Cabinet, Israel Missions and Leadership Conference.

    San Diego is one of over 150 Federations in North America. We participate in national programs such as: Tribefest, National You...

    San Diego is one of over 150 Federations in North America. We participate in national p...

    San Diego is one of over 150 Federations in North America...

    San Diego is one of over 150 Fed...

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