Young Adult Development (YAD) Program

What is the YAD program?

The Limmud Atlanta & Southeast Young Adult Development (YAD) Program is an exciting and meaningful chance to participate in a robust and quality training that will provide you with the tools and guidance to be an outstanding emerging leader both in Limmud and within the greater Jewish community. In this program you will meet with some incredible national and international leaders in the Jewish world, and have the opportunity to be mentored by established local leaders here in Atlanta. Participation in this program will only be awarded to a small group of highly qualified young adults who we find have the character and desire needed for this cohort.

There are many benefits to participation in YAD, including:

  • FREE LimmudFest registration with housing in “tent city” (bring your own tent, full access to restroom and shower facilities) OR be provided with a $200 credit to stay in another housing option of your choosing
  • EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to training and consultation with local, national and international specialists in the fields of leadership and Jewish community
  • PERSONALIZED mentorship with a local community leader and an opportunity to help craft the LimmudFest program

To be considered for a place in the Limmud YAD Cohort you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be between the ages of 22-32 by LimmudFest
  • Have a strong desire to be an active participant in the Jewish community and emerge as a leader and role model in the process
  • Agree to participate in the program as outlined, missing no more than 2 meetings between March – October and guaranteeing attendance at the first session (The complete program schedule is included below)
  •  Join a LimmudFest planning team of your choosing
  • Attend LimmudFest over Labor Day weekend at the beautiful Camp Ramah Darom

The Limmud YAD Program Schedule is outlined to the right. Please note the following details to the schedule:

There will be 1 training session per month. Each session provides unique content which cannot be made up in the other trainings (and that you won’t want to miss!). Each is an essential piece to the robust overall program being provided to you. Therefore, no more than 2 sessions can be missed in order to be included as a YAD and receive YAD benefits. LimmudFest in September is a mandatory program that cannot be missed.

  • We will provide you with a meal at each training session as well as snacks and beverages throughout.
  • Optional social activities may be offered as an opportunity to bond with the cohort or to participate in greater Jewish community events. Any costs or fees associated with these activities will not be covered by the YAD program. You will be notified about these activities via email as they are made available.
  • Additional details about each gathering mentioned below (such as locations, session titles and leaders) will continue to be added to the schedule. You will be notified immediately when updated. We will also email you with more information about the content of each session before it occurs in order to prepare you fully.
  • All specific dates and times are final and should be scheduled into your calendar upon acceptance to the program.
  • Any optional pieces to the program will be clearly identified as such.

Limmud YAD Cohort 2018 Program Schedule

  MARCH
  Topic: Creating the Cohort: Crafting the Unique YAD Experience
  Facilitator: Gabrielle Adler, Southern Regional Manager of Moishe House
  Date: Sunday, March 25th 4:30pm – 7:00pm

  APRIL
  Topic: Local Landscape of the Jewish Community -Based on the Front Porch   Findings
  Facilitator: Jodi Lox Mansbach, Chief Impact Officer at Jewish Federation of   Greater Atlanta
  Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

  MAY
  Topic: Creating Meaningful and Inclusive Jewish Experiences
  Facilitator: Rabbi Josh Lesser of Congregation Bet Haverim and Founder,   SOJOURN Southern Jewish Resource Network for gender and sexual diversity
  Date: Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm

  JUNE
  Topic: Limmud Leadership: An International Movement
  Facilitator: TBD
  Date: Sunday, June 17th 11:00am-1:00pm

  JULY
  Topic: Community Leadership: Niche elements about non-profit, community,   and volunteer-based leadership
  Facilitator: Shira Hahn, Atlanta Hub Manager for OneTable
  Date: Tuesday, July 17th 6:00-8:00pm

  AUGUST
  Topic: YOU as a Leader: Mapping the Journey
  Facilitator: Dr. Jennie Rivlin, Founder of Dr. Rivlin’s Business Strategy and   Leadership Coaching
  Date: Tuesday, August 7th 6:00-8:00pm

  SEPTEMBER
  Topic: LimmudFest, Labor Day Weekend
  Date: Labor Day Weekend Friday, August 31-Monday, September 3
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  Topic: Cohort Afterparty and Feedback Session
  Date: September 23 at 7:00pm