About


 

The Young Adult Division (YAD) is the hub of a vibrant and dynamic Jewish community for young adults between the ages of 22- 42 in San Antonio. By serving as a connector for things you and Jewish, we help native San Antonians and newcomers find meaning and build relationships in all facets of life, from professional and religious, to a cultural and communal setting.

 

 

Mission


To prepare the future leaders of Jewish San Antonio for active and engaged leadership roles guided by Jewish values, ensuring a vibrant and financially stable Jewish community for generations to come.

  • We connect

  • We grow

  • We celebrate

  • We learn

How to get involved

 

We are always excited to meet new people! Whether you just moved to the San Antonio area or have been in town and want to engage more, let us know you're here and we'll make sure you're connected. 

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Meet the YAD Committee


 

  • Noah Barshop

    A San Antonio native, Noah Barshop received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Writing and Rhetoric and Global Studies from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas before pursuing a career in political organizing and local government. He currently serves as a Director of Policy for a San Antonio City Councilman.

  • Jasmine Bonder

    Jasmine is a Nurse Practitioner and a Professor at the University of Texas. She recently moved to San Antonio from Cleveland with her husband, and welcomed their first child this past February! As a first-generation American, she has had the opportunity to learn about her Yemenite culture and educate others about her family's traditions.

  • Eleanor Gossen

    Eleanor is born and raised in San Antonio and has been an active member of the Jewish community her whole life. From attending the Jonathan Netanyahu Academy (Later Eleanor Kolitz Academy) as a child to being extremely active in BBYO in her teenage years, Eleanor has a strong connection to the community and a deep love for Judaism. She currently works as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Temple Beth-El.

  • Riley Greenberg, Chair

    Riley is a native San Antonian who comes to Federation motivated to create an inclusive environment for other young people to explore their connection to Judaism. Riley’s involvement in Hillel at Texas A&M provided her with lifelong friends and connections that she hopes to help foster for others.

    "I give because I know the value of community involvement. The Jewish community has provided a landing place for so many; I hope to grow and continue that legacy for generations to come."

  • Moshe Krumholz

    Moshe, a native Texan, remained in San Antonio after graduating from UTSA. He is currently a Regional Engineering & Sales Manager for a commercial ventilation equipment manufacturer. He enjoys watching and playing basketball and spending time with friends/family. Moshe's involvement is motivated by his desire to give back to the Jewish community that has always supported him.

  • Jason Miller-Goodman, Vice Chair

    Jason is from San Antonio and is currently pursuing his doctorate while also tutoring students in advanced math and science. Jason serves on the Board of Directors at JFSA and the Board of Trustees at Temple Beth-El. He enjoys spending time with his husband, Arron, and their three dogs.

    "The Jewish Federation of San Antonio has an integral mission to help Jews here, as well as the rest of the world. I have seen firsthand the massive impact campaign funds have had on Jewish communities."

  • Kelly Petlin

    Kelly recently returned to her hometown of San Antonio after living in New York City and Los Angeles. There she performed in musicals, filmed commercials, and taught Musical Theater classes to children. She continues to act, and teach while working for her father, Alan's, business. Alan's longstanding dedication to Federation inspired Kelly to be more involved and give back to the Jewish community.

  • Sam Planto

    Born and raised in San Antonio, Sam studied Sports Marketing & Management at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!). After living in Dallas post-college, Sam made his back to San Antonio and now works for Spurs Sports & Entertainment in the Marketing Partnerships department. He enjoys playing with his dog, Ringo, and cheering on the Spurs with friends and family.

  • Shane Tepper

    Shane is a digital marketing and SEO specialist from Long Island, NY. He enjoys playing guitar, watching the UFC, and nerding out to anything Sci-Fi. Shane gives to the Jewish Federation of San Antonio’s Annual Campaign because they support programming that helps transplants like himself to acclimate and flourish in such a welcoming community.

  • Questions about YAD?

    Contact YAD Manager and Development Specialist
    Anna Schragin | 210.302.6970

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