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. Click here for the YAD Membership application. Thank you for being part of our community! For more information on YAD Membership, please contact Amy Karp at [email protected]/773-868-5139.

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 book club, trivia nights and weekly basketball in the Anshe Emet gymnasium.)

First Friday Shabbat

Register here for our November 1 YAD Service, Dinner & Schmooze.

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:
November 5 - Learn with Rabbi Scott Gellman
December 16 - Learn with Rabbanit Leah Sarna
January 9 - Learn with Rabbi David Russo
February 25 - Learn with Rabbi Scott Gellman
March 2 - Learn with Rabbanit Leah Sarna
April 23 - Learn with Rabbi D'ror Chankin-Gould
May 12 - Learn with Rabbi Scott Gellman
June 1 - Learn with Rabbi David Wolkenfeld

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

We are proud that the Lakeview Jewish community is a place where we regularly do joint programs with other 20’s and 30’s groups. Click here to learn more about the JCC’s 20’s and 30’s programming.

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 [email protected] / 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, Board Member
Alex Leaf, Spiritual Chair
Adam Rubenfire, Board Member
Deb Moldover, Board Member