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Young Adult Division (YAD)

The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is the nexus of Pittsburgh's vibrant community of Jews in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. YAD offers many exciting ways to get involved and get connected, including: fun social events; meaningful volunteer service opportunities; spectacular trips to Israel and beyond; stimulating educational programs; and fulfilling leadership opportunities. There are events for families, singles and everyone in between, as well as events that bring the entire community together. YAD also serves a variety of relief agencies helping the needy throughout our global community.

Get Involved

Getting involved with YAD is an exciting way to meet other young adults who share your values and interests. YAD, along with Shalom Pittsburgh, the outreach and engagement arm of YAD, offers social, community service, cultural and educational events, as well as leadership development and travel opportunities.

Get Involved with other young adults

Click here for some other ways to get involved with Federation!

Give Back

You can make a difference in Pittsburgh, Israel and around the world. Last year, YAD raised over $300,000 toward the Federation's Community Campaign, providing funds for essential services.


The SteelTree Fund

Got a great idea?  Need money to make it happen?

The SteelTree Fund provides grants of $5,000, $3,600, or $1,800 to projects that serve the Pittsburgh Jewish community. We are seeking innovative ideas that help young adults ages 22-45 and teens find meaning and participation in Jewish life. Projects will be considered only once per calendar year, though an organization or individual can apply for more than one project within a calendar year. SteelTree will entertain requests for renewal funding but not within the same campaign year (July 1-June 30). Learn more online or contact Shelly Parver, Planning Manager, Jewish Education & Continuity, at steeltreefund@jfedpgh.org.

Get Help

Get help through services provided with support from the Jewish Federation.



If you have any questions about the Young Adult Division, please contact Sara Spanjer at sspanjer@jfedpgh.org or 412.992.5237.

Upcoming Events

CRC Committee Meeting
Wed, 14 Nov 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Israel at the Crossroads- Community Event & Discussion with Gil Hoffman
Thu, 15 Nov 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

HOLD: Evening Briefing with the JDC
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Breakfast Briefing with the JDC
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Federation Board Meeting
Wed, 28 Nov 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Annual South Hills LIGHTS
Mon, 03 Dec 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

HOLD: Cabinet Recruitment Event
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

HOLD: Shalom Pittsburgh's Vodka/Latke
Sat, 08 Dec 2018
8:00 PM - 11:45 PM

HOLD: Israel & Overseas Funding Committee Meeting
Mon, 10 Dec 2018
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

SteelTree Board Meeting
Tue, 11 Dec 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CRC Committee Meeting
Thu, 13 Dec 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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