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Finding True Love and Lifelong Friendships Through YAD

Watch out J-Date! YAD, the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Young Adult Division, is giving you a run for your money. While the primary goals of the group are outreach and engagement, leadership development and philanthropy, participants have also found true love and lasting friendships through participation in YAD’s networking events open to Jewish young professionals in their 20s and 30s. 

JAMen Forum Announces 2016-17 Speakers Following Successful Inaugural Season

When Burt Kunik moved to Austin from Houston three years ago, he really missed a program called 100 Jewish Men, a dinner and speaker series at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, his longtime synagogue.

Then one evening, Kunik found himself sitting next to Shalom Austin CEO Jay Rubin at an event at the JCC. Kunik mentioned the 100 Jewish Men group in Houston and asked Rubin if he thought they could start a similar group here. The rest, as they say, is history.