Welcome to the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey! For young change-makers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Connect with us to strengthen your Jewish identity, network, and make new friends along the way. We are looking forward to getting to know you!
Shira Katz Scanlon
I am honored and excited to step in as YAD Chair. I have big shoes to fill, and in a pandemic no less, but I could not be more thrilled to take on this challenge! With all the upheaval uncertainty in the world and our individual lives, I know I am not alone in yearning for precedented times. The past few months have shown us how resilient and adaptive we can be, from Zoom happy hours, to virtual classrooms, to socially distanced activities, to birthday parades. So many of us want to connect and feel some semblance of normal and socialization, but we are experiencing serious “Zoom fatigue”. Since safety remains a top priority, we will not be having in-person events yet in an abundance of caution, even as things around us are beginning to reopen slowly.
Until we are ready to meet again in person, I look forward to working with the entire YAD board and collaborate with other groups near and far to find innovative ways to help our community connect, remain engaged, and be as involved as their lives allow, without having to dread another Zoom call. Until our next in-person event, I look forward to Zoom-ing with you. If you want to learn more about YAD or have considered joining the board, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I would love to have virtual coffee.