Community Building and Meaning Making for LA Jews in their 20s and 30s

Wise YAD is a welcoming squad of young adults aged 22-39 building an inclusive and inspired Jewish community. We seek to make meaning and change the world, to schmooze and have a good time, and to re-embrace our heritage and ritual on our own terms. We foster a sense of community and belonging at every level of Jewish practice. We grapple with American social justice issues and contemporary Israel. We eat, party, daven, discuss, serve, wander, and relax. We create spiritual and meaningful experiences, working together from the ground up to build an exciting and refreshing Jewish experience.

Do you want to meet other young Jews, make meaning, and change the world?

Join us at our next Wise YAD community event & bring a friend! 

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Upcoming Events: Make meaning with us.

Shabbat by the Shore + Community Tailgate
with Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback and Cantor Emma Lutz

Friday, August 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Crescent Bay Park, Santa Monica

Our seaside service has become a beloved summer tradition, bringing together friends from all over Los Angeles for a sunset Shabbat full of meaningful prayer and uplifting music. As always, arrive early to stake out a spot for your blanket and picnic “pre-neg” and be sure to pack your frisbees and beach balls for the YAD Community Tailgate immediately after services!

Please RSVP so that we can provide food/drinks after services.
(If you’re running late, no problem; join us after services at the picnic tables in the same location)

Our Partners

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The Pad Project

We are inspired by our tradition to help others care for themselves. Indeed, the highest form of tzedakah is to help someone to become self-supporting. Check out this amazing cause (whose founders include some of our Wise School alum) and Netflix docu-short about helping girls in developing countries to support themselves, continue their education, and provide for their communities.

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OneTable| A New Way to Friday

Create your own Shabbat experience with intention, with diversity, with friends, or with strangers. OneTable gives you the tools you need for a DIY Shabbat that brings a little more light into the world.

Visit to set up your Shabbat and then email us! One of our clergy members may even be able to drop by your place to help out.

Wise Readers to Leaders Mentorships

Make a difference in the loves of some very deserving kids! Wise’s flagship tikkun olam program promotes literacy and learning among students from highneed communities. The Remote Leading program works with middle school-aged scholars throughout the academic year to maintain their love for reading and assist them on their educational path.

For more information, you contact Middle School Coordinator Nicole Soriano at Visit to learn more about this amazing program.

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