Young Adult Division (YAD)
The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Jerome Robinson Family Young Adult Division (YAD) creates a vibrant and inclusive community of Jewish adults, 22-45.
Through social, educational, cultural & philanthropic programming, YAD enriches lives by connecting young adults to their Jewish roots to ensure a Jewish future.
YAD EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
YAD Chair: Lila Chanin
YAD Vice-Chair: Daniel Barvin
Development Pillar: Mike Drob and Jason Scheinthal
Engagement Pillar: Lisa Friedlander, Michael Friedlander and Jennifer Varadi
Leadership Pillar: Danielle Alexander and Scott Friedman
Partnership Pillar: Harris Benson, Jen Drob and Erin Wright
Immediate Past Chair: Kacie Penn
By being a part of a YAD Giving Society you help strengthen our community. Members will have access to exclusive networking and private events throughout the year with a group of the Federation’s most philanthropic Jewish young professionals.
National Young Leadership Cabinet
National Young Leadership Cabinet is Jewish Federations’ elite leadership-training program for people ages 30-45. It includes individuals seeking to enrich their lives and the Jewish community by becoming leaders within a global philanthropic movement.
Cabinet has a curriculum that’s aligned with your advancement. Each year builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired during the previous one and takes you to the next level in your training.
Cabinet is the only Jewish leadership program where members are not only taught the skills they need to be successful but are given the chance to put those skills into action. In fact, Cabinet is the primary pipeline for leadership across major Jewish organizations. Members often go on to long-term senior level leadership at both the local and national levels, within Federation and throughout the Jewish world.
Members donate $5,000 to support the Federation’s Annual Campaign.
Ben-Gurion Society (BGS)
Members of the Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) are aged 45 and under and contribute an annual gift of $1,000 or more to the Federation’s Annual Campaign.
Member of the YAD365 Society are aged 45 and under and contribute an annual gift of at least $365 to the Federation’s Annual Campaign.
For more information, contact Jill Kaplan.