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Accession number 1491p4.02
Object Name Manuscript
Title Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Young Adult Division
Collection Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Records
Date 1951-1992 (Bulk 1978-1992)
Scope & Content This collection mainly deals with the period of the Young Adult Division, although some materials are included from the period where it was known as the "Junior Division." Materials from NEXTGen are not included in this collection. The bulk of the materials were already organized by the fiscal year (June 1 to May 31). When possible, we tried to maintain the original order and arranged the folders chronologically.
Admin/Biographical History The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation began on June 8, 1938 as the "Junior Section" of the Detroit Service Group. Young adult members were represented on boards of Federation agencies, and participated in the annual Allied Jewish Campaign. Although group activities diminished during World War II, the Junior Section reactivated in 1946 and became an important part of the Allied Jewish Campaign. It was renamed the "Junior Division," and in 1953, incorporated into the Jewish Welfare Federation. The focus of the group combined fundraising, communal activities, leadership training, and social events for young Jewish adults ages 21 to 45.

In 1983, the group changed its name to "Young Adult Division." In March of 2012, another change occurred, as the Young Adult Division combined with the CommunityNEXT and Community Birthright programs under the new name NEXTGen.
Extent of Description .83 Linear Feet
2 Manuscript Boxes
Credit line Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit: Young Adult Division
Search Terms Young Adult Division
Junior Division
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