Community Events


Wednesday, Aug 23rd 2:00pm - 7:00pm


Thursday, Aug 24th 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Monday, Aug 28th 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Monday, Aug 28th 8:00pm - 10:00pm


Thursday, Aug 31st 3:00pm - 5:00pm


Monday, Sep 4th 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Tuesday, Sep 5th 4:30pm - 6:00pm


What is YAD?

YAD is a new 6:00-8:15pm, Wednesday evening program at Temple Emunah for students in eighth through twelfth grade. YAD is an acronym for Y’mei Dalet, which stands for “Fourth Days” – Wednesdays. Each Wednesday begins with a communal dinner, 6:00-6:30. This is followed by havayot – experiences – each three or four sessions in length, 6:30-7:30pm. Havayot will include: 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. Some havayot include a travel component (at an additional charge): 8th & 9th Grade NYC Trip and Seminar, Prozdor Service Learning Trip, 10th – 12th Grade AIPAC Seminar. The evening ends with tzman behira – choice time - 7:30-8:15pm, at which time participants will choose from a number of opportunities: study hall, minyan, Israel in the News, etc.


Who is the target audience for YAD?

YAD is for teens in 8th through 12th grade, attending Public School, Prozdor or Gann.


When does YAD meet and what is offered throughout the year? 

YAD meets on Wednesday evenings, 6:00-8:15pm, September through May. There are seven havayot throughout the year, some three sessions and some four:

To see what is being offered this year, click here.

Who staffs YAD? 

The core staff of YAD include: Me’ir Sherer, Beni Summers, Rabbi David Lerner and Rabbi Michael Fel.


What does YAD cost?

The cost for YAD is $895*

*The cost of YAD includes both the dinner and learning components of our program. There is an early bird registration discount of $50 through May 31, 2016! A $150 deposit is required at the time of registration! Those students attending Sunday Prozdor pay a reduced rate of $400. There is a reduced rate for those attending Gann Academy of $580. Non-members are also welcome to join the YAD community at a special rate of $995 (early bird registration of $945.)

The cost of YAD includes three four-session havayot and one three-session havayah. Participants sign up for the havayot in which they are interested and which fit their schedule. Participants receive one four-session havayah and one three-session havayah at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!

To register for YAD, please click here.

For more information about YAD, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Temple Emunah, Director of Congregational Learning.