The YAD program is specifically designed for 8th-12th graders, running 6pm-8:15pm, Wednesday evenings. YAD is an acronym for Yom Dalet, which stands for Fourth Day – Wednesday.
Each Wednesday begins with a communal dinner followed by havayot – experiences – from which students can choose. Past havayot have included: Facing History and Ourselves: The Jews of Poland, ADL’s Confronting Anti-Semitism, JFCS’s Teen Safe, Madrichim Training, Israeli Culture and Society, among numerous other topics. The evening ends with tzman behira – choice time, where participants choose from a number of opportunities: study hall, minyan, Israel in the News, etc.
Core YAD staff includes Me’ir Sherer, Tova Weinronk, Andrew Doxer, Rabbi David Lerner and Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins.
The cost for YAD is $975, including dinner.*
For more information about YAD and to register, contact Me’ir Sherer, Temple Emunah, Director of Congregational Learning.
*There is an early bird registration discount of $50; a $150 deposit is required at the time of registration. Those students attending Sunday Prozdor pay a reduced rate. There is also a reduced rate for those teens attending Gann Academy. Non-members are also welcome to join the YAD community at a special rate of $1,075.