Shalom Austin's Young Adult Division (YAD) is Austin's networking hub for Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s. YAD connects Jewish young adults to each other through social events, educational programming, holidays celebrations, and philanthropic opportunities in a welcoming and open environment. Through these initiatives, YAD serves as a launching pad and platform for leadership development and a bridge to the wider Austin Jewish community, enabling Jewish young adults in the area to find their home and place within Jewish Austin.

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Complete the YAD Interest Form and get connected to our community, learn about upcoming events, and more!

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YAD Board 2019-2020:

Alanna Brallier - YAD Board Co-Chair
Marc Cooper - YAD Board Co-Chair
Hannah Lapin - Immediate Past Chair
Ashleigh Jones - Social Chair

Tami Gamliel - Engagement Chair
Ran Bruck
Marissa Bortenstein
Jordan Davis

Steven Rosenberg
Michelle Simon
Sammi Brown

YAD is made possible by the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign.


The Shalom Austin Annual Campaign takes care of people in Austin, Israel and around the world and ensures our community’s vitality in the year ahead. Your unrestricted gift allows the most pressing needs to be addressed at a moment's notice. 

There is no minimum or maximum gift to participate. All we ask is that you make a donation that is meaningful to you. 

3Sixty Club benefits include:
•  Free entry into all YAD events that require a donation.
•  Invitation to exclusive networking events (Meet the Macher)

Join the 3Sixty Club by making a pledge of $30+ a month

Community Organizations/Resources

For more information about YAD, contact Alachua Nazarenko at (512) 735-8052.

YAD & Community Events
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4th of July: A Conversation About Freedom, Soul, and America

Friday, July 3, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Shalom Austin, Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette (President/CEO of Huston–Tillotson University), Rev. Ashton Cumberbatch, renowned musician Michael Malone, and Rabbi Neil Blumofe (Congregation Agudas Achim) this Friday afternoon in a conversation about the 4th of July. 

What is freedom, what is the soul of America, and how do we celebrate this nation upon broken ground? What wisdom can be found from out of the past, and what blessings might we offer together for our future?

Register for the Zoom link here:

Location: via Zoom
Fees: Free
Calendar: Jewish Austin Community Event Calendar
Category: Shalom Austin
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