YAD is dedicated to building an inclusive and connected community of young Jewish Santa Barbarans (aged 21-45) to promote Jewish identity and to improving our local and global Jewish communities through fun and meaningful volunteer, social, educational, and philanthropic activities.
Getting involved with YAD Santa Barbara is an exciting way to meet other young professionals who share your values and interests. Join us and become part of the next generation of caring Jewish Santa Barbarans who are making a difference in our community, and having a blast doing it! YAD has many avenues for you to get involved.
The Young Leadership Program encourages and educates the next generation in the responsibility of philanthropy as taught by the Jewish concept of tzedakah (justice) and tikkun olam (healing the world).
What’s your niche? Whether it’s social, recreational, spiritual, professional skill-building or community service, we are working to bring you new, creative, and exciting events and opportunities.