What YAD participants are saying about the gatherings and the community.
"Thank you for making me feel so welcome in this community. I've lived in a bunch of places and have tried to get involved in Jewish community events without much success. This was the first time I ever felt like there was outreach and you're a major part of that."
"YAD has been the most influential entity that has made Santa Barbara home for me. It gives me a community, as well as an outlet to give back to the community."
"I love the happy hour gatherings as well as the getting together at a winery. Social events are quite wonderful with YAD!"
"Thank you for providing me an outlet to explore my Jewish identity in Santa Barbara and build lifelong friendships. YAD has been essential to me feeling like Santa Barbara is home."
"I am very grateful that YAD has really taken off this year."
"I like gathering with other Jewish young adults. Especially the social/recreational activities and the religious or holiday driven activities."
"I think the YAD events are diverse and a lot of fun."