Young Adult Division

YAD (Young Adult Division) is the community for our 20’s and 30’s.

If you’re looking for a spiritual outlet, a place to learn, a way to get involved in the Jewish community, or a welcoming community to make new friends, YAD has something for you! To keep up to date on current events, please join our Facebook group.

Online Forms

  • YAD Membership Renewal form here.
  • YAD New Member form here.

YAD Membership

We are so grateful for each person that is part of our community and attends YAD events. A couple of years ago, Anshe Emet has launched a membership category specifically designed for YAD, and we hope you will consider giving back to our community and becoming a YAD member of Anshe Emet Synagogue. Through your support, you will enable us to continue to provide Shabbat and holiday community, monthly community nights, sports, learning, social programs, and more. You may choose to become a member for any amount that feels comfortable and, as always, all YAD events will be open to all Jewish young adults. Thank you for being part of our community! For more information on YAD Membership, please contact Amy Karp at

Special Event

Sarah’s Stage ⋅ April 2 ⋅ 6pm ⋅ City Hall 838 W. Kinzie Ave.

Sarah's Stage with Photo of Sarah Danielle Goldberg Click to learn more and register.

Ongoing YAD Events/Programs

The Young Adult Division holds Shabbat Services and dinner at 7:15pm on the first Friday of each month. Shabbat programs are often attended by over 100 young adults. In addition, the Young Adult Division holds numerous other religious and social events throughout the year, including a dinner club, trivia nights and weekly basketball in the Anshe Emet gymnasium.

First Friday Shabbat

Upcoming First Fridays (no YAD First Friday in April due to Passover):

  • May 1 at 7:15pm
  • June 5 at 7:15pm

Torah On Tap

In conjunction with Temple Sholom and Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel, the rabbis will meet you at 7:00pm, once a month to relax and lead a discussion.

Here are our upcoming dates for Torah On Tap:

  • April 23 – Learn with Rabbi D’ror Chankin-Gould
  • May 12 – Learn with Rabbi Scott Gellman
  • June 1 – Learn with Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

Dinner Club

  • El Mariachi on March 19 at 7 pm, Register here
    Registration closes on March 16
  • Renaldi’s Pizza on April 20 at 7 pm, Registration opens on March 19
  • Gundis Kitchen on May 21 at 7 pm, Registration opens on April 20
  • Urban Vegan on June 17 at 7 pm, Registration opens on May 21
  • Sushi Para II on July 14 at 7 pm, Registration opens on June 17

YAD Co-Ed Sports

Come out every Thursday for basketball or volleyball in the Anshe Emet gymnasium. Join the Facebook group “YAD Co-ed Sports” for schedule and updates. Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Other Upcoming Events

  • Volunteering at Lakeview Pantry on Thursday, March 12 from 5:30-8:30pm: Sign up here
  • Board Games & Brew at Beermiscuous on Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm. Sign up here
  • Matzah Pizza Making on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm. Sign up here
    Matzah Pizza

YAD Board

Our YAD Board Members help shape and create our YAD events. If you are interested in joining the YAD board please contact Iris Krandel, Young Adult Coordinator, at / 773.868.5152.

  • Sam Isenstein, YAD Director
  • Iris Krandel, YAD Coordinator
  • Emily Cohen, Board Chair
  • Eric Lavine, Sports Chair
  • Alayna Bristow, Social Chair
  • Edeth Engel, Social Action Chair
  • Brett Rosenstein, Outreach Chair
  • Alex Leaf, Spiritual Chair
  • Adam Rubenfire, Board Member