YAD kicks off holiday season with serviceSeptember 16, 2011
By Alia Gorkin, Young Adult Division Manager
Last night, Thursday, September 15, I joined over 40 Jewish young adults for what has become an annual tradition in our community, the Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) Rosh Hashanah Bag Assembly. After some time to mingle and grab a few snacks, we were put to work!
In just over an hour, our group assembled over 500 bags (!) filled with apples, honey, honey cake, chocolate, soup, peanut butter, crackers, and more for seniors, émigrés and people with disabilities to enjoy this Jewish New Year. I had so much fun catching up with good friends and meeting young adults new to our community. Can’t wait to see everyone again soon!
This event was a partnership between the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Community Federation and JFCS. Luckily, YAD won’t be waiting until next year to team up again with JFCS. The YAD Outreach Team has chosen JFCS’s “Chicken Soupers” program to be the beneficiary for our YAD Challah Baking Class coming up on November 2.