5773 YAD Experience
The YAD Experience is Temple Beth Am's learning program for grades 7–12.
YAD means hand in Hebrew. When our teens participate in the YAD Experience, they learn about Judaism by experiencing it, hands on! Our program combines the best of experiential, informal and formal education that strengthens Jewish identity, spirituality and community.
YAD's Mission: To engage teens through experiential education, empower them to be knowledgeable, active members of the Jewish community, and create social experiences to have fun!
Four core elements headline the experience:
• Monday Night CHAI: A night for ALL teens to participate in youth group, formal and informal learning, and enjoy dinner as a teen community.
• Youth Groups: Meet at Monday Night CHAI and enjoy peer-led programming, leadership opportunities, mitzvah projects, off-campus social events, regional kallot (conventions) and so much more!
• Travel: to Alabama, Washington, D.C. and New Orleans.
• Shabbaton: a Shabbat experience that includes a Friday night teen-led service with the congregation, Saturday morning t'filah and informal programming with Temple Clergy and the YAD faculty.
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Download the YAD Experience Program Guide
Register Online for the YAD Experience
Check the Beth Am Calendar of Events
For more information about the YAD Experience, contact Josh Laurence, Director of Youth Programs at 305.667.6667 ext. 145 or Jlaurence@tbam.org.
Youth Scholarship and Financial Assistance
The 2012–2013 Youth Activities Department (YAD) Scholarship Application is now available.
Need-based scholarship assistance can be used toward Temple Beth Am Youth Department sponsored activities, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) sponsored youth programs and other Jewish youth programs at the discretion of the review committee.
The deadline for a scholarship request is no later than 2 months prior to the start of the program your child will be attending. All applications for summer programs are due by March 31, 2013. Contact Josh Laurence, Director of Youth Programs, 305.667.6667, ext. 145 for more information.
Download YAD Scholarship Application