Welcome to the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey!

For young adults in their 20s (21+), 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!



Upcoming Events

  • YAD Service Series - Supermarket Sweep

    Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm at the ShopRite in Marlton. Participants will shop the supermarket aisles for items to donate to the Jewish Family and Children's Service - JFCS of Southern New Jersey Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantry.

  • Volunteer CRAFTernoon

    Sunday, May 15 at 1:30pm at Lions Gate. Participants are in for an afternoon of art, books, and music while working together to create beautiful challah covers and yarmulkes for residents of Lions Gate.

  • KumbaYAD

    Saturday, May 18 at 7pm at JCC Camps At Medford
    Get ready to roast some s’mores, sit by the campfire, and schmooze with friends as you enjoy the nostalgia of camp together.

Our Leadership

Young Adult Division (YAD) Chair

Daniel M. Kukainis, CFP®

A Message from Dan Kukainis
Young Adult Division (YAD) Chair

We are planning exciting events this year to engage with our Young Adult Jewish community here in South Jersey. If you would like to get involved, attend any events, or have any questions, please reach out to us at yad@jfedsnj.org.


YAD Board

Lauren Catalano

Sunny Cohen

Emily Cooper

Erika Kaplan

Danielle Kugler

Aaron Sauer

Becca Weis

National Young Leadership Cabinet

Cabinet has exposed me to so many different possibilities for leadership. It has expanded my knowledge of global Jewry and the vast needs of the Jewish community. It made me realize the power of the collective, our ability to affect change and to have a positive impact for future generations.

Email YAD@jfedsnj.org for more information.

What is the National Young Leadership Cabinet?

The Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) National Young Leadership Cabinet (“Cabinet”) cultivates, trains, and inspires the most promising young volunteers for positions of leadership in the Jewish community. Since its founding in 1963, NYL Cabinet has successfully attracted individuals who lead at the highest Jewish communal life levels.

Jewish values-based leadership and philanthropic development initiative, Cabinet engages highly dedicated individuals who embody the values of humility, authenticity, and integrity. Members have the opportunity to establish a peer group, network to share best practices, brainstorm, and troubleshoot community challenges, bringing their ideas and strategies home for growing NextGen engagement and deepening millennial commitment to Jewish Life and Federation.

Cabinet’s focus is to provide tools for participants to better themselves and their capacity as leaders through continued learning, reflection, and action – making the world a better place

Interested in Learning More?

NYL Cabinet is designed for passionate, committed, and driven individuals – range ranging from ye to addition to being nominated by a professional in their local Federation. Applicants must fill out an application stating why they want to participate in this program. All potential applicants should:
  • Demonstrate leadership or potential for leadership in their local community and be eager for future growth
  • Commit to making a difference through active leadership roles in their local community
  • Embody the Jewish values of tzedakah, Tikkun Olam, and Klal Yisrael
  • Make a minimum gift of $5,000 to the Annual Campaign in their first year, with meaningful increases each year thereafter.
  • Commit to the time necessary to participate in the experiences and opportunities offered by Cabinet energetically

5771 Past Events | 2020-2021


Drink Mix Demo

Hamentashen Demo

Virtual Costume Parade

5770 PAST EVENTS (2019/2020)

5769 Past Events | 2018-2019