I am selective in what I choose to dedicate my time to in the Jewish Community. Atid and the Atid Director + Board attract a large number of people, activities and, as a board, we are open to new ideas.
There is something for everyone: outdoor hiking or kayaking; Shabbat @ Homes; wine & cheese; torah studies. Any level of faith or Jewish culture can be had, as well as the people you meet.
Community. Belonging. Friends. These the the meaningful words that surround the Atid Family. Since 2007, I have been involved with Atid. The leaders - Stacey Zackin & Rabbi Nicole Guzik are incredible.. and irreplaceable. I thank them and the organization for making me want to build upon my life in LA, where I grew up. I had broken up from a long-term boyfriend at the time when I joined Atid's Coaching Havurah in 2007.. I was unemployed and lonely and Atid replaced that emptiness with support and love.
great program. attracting Jewish young adults is VERY hard, all over north America, yet, I was amazed to see how popular is the ATID program, getting a room with hundreds of Jewish young adults, hanging out and network. the program is diverse, interesting, and fun!
Atid is a warm and welcoming environment. I was looking for a group that shared my beliefs and my idea of what a young professioanls group should accomplish and do, and it far outweighs any of my expectations. There are so many ways to contribute and benefit that I not only wanted to learn more but actually become an active memeber participating in the events.
I was honored to be a participant of the Coaching Havurah group that was started with ATID members. It provided a valuable outlet to grow among my peers and to create a Jewish identity within the congregration. From this intimate, monthly meeting, I developed a sense of community and a stronger network of close friendships. It allowed me to explore my life's path and helped me become a more informed leader within my faith.
ATID has done a fabulous job in bringing the young professional community together through the many educational and social events that it organizes on a regular basis.
ATID has been a great source for connecting young jewish professionals in the great los angeles area. It gives us a chance to branch out of our work lifes in a safe jewish setting. It challenges us with strong educational programming and religious learning.
ATID by far is the best run and most creative group for Jewish young professionals in the greater Los Angeles area. They have found a way to make individuals feel welcomed, even if there is a big crowd. The orogramming is inventive and dynamic enough to meet the needs and interests of many.
I moved to Los Angeles 7 months ago and immediately heard about ATID at Sinai Temple. This is an amazing group with a variety of fun activities, a great group of volunteers, and incredible staff members. I'm not a big fan of mixers and much prefer activities or social action events. ATID addresses this need by offering a variety of activities that appeal to a wide audience. 3 months after I started attending ATID events I met my soul mate at a Friday night dinner.
I returned to Los Angeles after obtaining a Master's Degree in Texas, and I immediately started searching for a synagogue in which I felt comfortable. I tried synagogues in Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Santa Monica, and the Pacific Palisades. They ranged from Orthodox to Neo-Reformed, but none of them felt quite right. Then I found ATID at Sinai Temple. Being surrounded by observant, forward-thinking, and friendly folks of the same age, I immediately felt like a true temple member. The group has helped me give back to the community through my involvement in Big Sunday projects, High Holidays, and weekly events designed to be fun and informative. What I like most about ATID is they are constantly looking for ways to improve. Rather than rest on their laurels and grow complacent, the organization is constantly asking for feedback and suggestions, and then responding to the ideas that are presented. The true strength of this organization is their ability to adapt and grow, and I look forward to many years of participation with ATID.
I was invited to speak on a panel for singles along with a rabbi and a matchmaker. The event was full - 75 people in the room - eating, drinking, engaging in important questions. ATID does dozens of events every year, but from my limited involvement, they really put their members first, trying to provide for unique and valuable programming for the Jewish community in Los Angeles.