Westchester/Fairfield County Single Jewish Professionals Pages

Young Jewish Professionals (YJP)
February 2007 (Draft)

Mission Statement:
The Young Jewish Professionals group strives to promote, enhance and preserve Jewish life by connecting Jewish singles between the ages of twenty-something and forty-something. Group members network and build new friendships through a variety of social, educational, leadership development, and social action programming.


Objectives:


  • Fosters connection and Jewish continuity


  • Creates opportunities to develop and expand circles of friends and opportunities to find possible future spouses
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  • Strengthens relationships between Jews, and, in turn, strengthens the Jewish community
  • Promotes unions within the faith by providing introduction and relationship-developing opportunities
  • Fills a gap in the Jewish communities? offerings as currently offered programs (i.e. family programming, couples, synagogues, etc.) do not offer activities for this population



  • Provides a welcoming and non-threatening environment for both singles who are long-term residents and singles who are new residents, thereby promoting a cohesive Greater Stamford Jewish Stamford Community


  • Offers events that are inclusive and in which singles without any pre-existing connections to the community feel comfortable participating
  • Identifies and welcomes new residents and encourages their attendance and participations at various events.
  • Creates a great first impression of the area



  • "Builds Community," deepening engagement, and building future leadership, in the Greater Stamford UJF/agencies and organizations in addition to the worldwide Jewish Community


  • Raises awareness of local agencies and organizations building relationships and contacts with other Jewish leaders.
  • Educates the target population of leadership opportunities and needs within the community.
  • Cultivates and trains future leaders through programming and education.
  • Promotes the benefits of donating - volunteering, building campaign, Mitzvah day etc.



  • Encourages an appreciation for our Jewish identity, history and cultural heritage through effective and innovative education, programming and services


  • Builds investment in, and continued commitment to, the Jewish faith and culture
  • Produces future leaders that identify with, and are invested in, both the local and global Jewish Community



Through the following tactics all of these objectives can be achieved:

Educational/ Religious programs

  • Partake in programs the JCC is offering
  • Local Synagogue Programs
  • UCONN programs in Jewish Education
  • JFS programs
  • Shabbat programs/speakers



Social Activities - Ways for people to meet and get involved

  • Bowling
  • Happy Hours
  • Ice Skating
  • Picnics
  • Party?s
  • Shabbat dinners/clusters at peoples homes
  • Dessert in the Sukkah
  • Billiards
  • Summer pool parties
  • Socials at the JCC
  • Integration of the JCC fitness center
  • Athletic activities (i.e. volley ball/softball)
  • Film Festival
  • Local Theatre/Concerts



Volunteering bonds people together

  • Mitzvah Day at the JCC
  • JFS Initiatives
  • Super Sunday
  • Cooking meals for the homeless
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteering at Hebrew Schools
  • Volunteering for various programs for the JCC - anything from planning programs to stuffing envelopes for large programs

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