What is YAD?
YAD is a 6:00-8:15pm, Wednesday evening program at Temple Emunah for students in eighth through twelfth grade. YAD is an acronym for Yom Dalet, which stands for “Fourth Day” – Wednesday. Each Wednesday begins with a communal dinner, 6:00-6:30. This is followed by havayot – experiences – each three or four sessions in length, 6:30-7:45pm. 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 - 7:45-8:15pm, at which time participants 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.
Who staffs YAD?
The core staff of YAD include: Me’ir Sherer, Tova Weinronk, Rabbi David Lerner, Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins, Ben Einsidler.
What does YAD cost?
The cost for YAD is $975*
*The cost includes both dinner and learning components of our program. 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.
After participants register, they are sent a listing of havayot that are being offered during the year. Participants sign up for the havayot in which they are interested and which fit their schedule.
To register for YAD, please click here.