Young Adult Division | YAD

Live Jewishly. Give Jewishly. Lead Jewishly.

Serving ages 21-45

From online programs for young families to virtual Shabbats, from Network & Nosh events to the Colorado Jewish Agency Professionals (CJA Pros), from the Ben Gurion Society to Elevate, YAD programs provide multiple pathways for Jewish community members between the ages of 21 and 45 to live Jewish, give Jewish, and lead Jewish.

YAD’s work encompasses a wide range of activities but, at its core, YAD is dedicated to empowering young adults to become active in our Jewish community, to connect with others like and unlike themselves, and to reinforce the core Jewish values and traditions that bind us all. YAD is committed to facilitating lasting connection, meaningful conversation, and genuine communal spirit in order to sustain and strengthen a strong Jewish future for the next generation.

For more information about our Young Adult Division, please email YAD@JEWISHcolorado.org.

YAD Lights Up the Night as Winter Sets In

YAD Lights Up the Night as Winter Sets In

On December 17, JEWISHcolorado’s Young Adult Division celebrated Chanukah and the close of our recent Year of Living Dangerously with a beautiful night under the lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens. YAD Shabbat: Festival of Lights was the largest YAD event of the year, attracting one hundred excited attendees for a delicious dinner, a little drinking (Baileys- and Peppermint Schnapps-spiked hot chocolate), and a delightful display of lights.

Introducing: YAD Director Jenna Raimist

Introducing: YAD Director Jenna Raimist

We are thrilled to welcome Jenna Raimist, our new YAD director, who joins JEWISHcolorado after serving for three years as the national development manager for Cupid’s Charity, a nonprofit working to fund research and help end neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder. 

YAD: Undeterred, Unshakable & Unstoppable

YAD: Undeterred, Unshakable & Unstoppable

The Young Adult Division’s upcoming Shabbat at the Denver Botanical Gardens on December 17 just shows that neither pandemic restrictions nor winter nights can slow them down. From virtual Shabbats to Network & Noshes, YAD continues to provide ways for young Jewish adults to live Jewish, give Jewish, and lead Jewish.

Friday In the Park with YAD

Friday In the Park with YAD

YAD Shabbat is back. In real life and better than ever. The program came roaring back, smokin’ hot, with a kosher BBQ in Creekside Park and eighty—Eight. Zero!—people in attendance on a perfect Denver evening. With nary a cloud in sight and the temperature just right, the event was, in the words of several in attendance, “just magical.”

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