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Our Mission

JYDA was founded in 1971 and is dedicated to the development of professionals in the field of Conservative Jewish youth work, and to raising the consciousness of the general Jewish community to the importance of this profession. JYDA develops educational programs and materials which emphasize the importance of Judaic knowledge and trains Youth Directors and Advisors in group work skills.

Who is JYDA for?

Full and Part Time Youth Directors, Branch Directors, Engagement Directors/Associates, Program Assistants, and Advisors (Kadima, USY)

Benefits of Membership Include

Aims and Objectives of JYDA

How do I join?

Click here to access our membership form. You can also send an e-mail to for more information.