Kelly Paul: YAD-MD is the Young Adults Division of Magen David Synagogue. We are a Sephardic synagogue located in Rockville, MD, just outside of Washington DC, led by Rabbi Joshua Maroof and his family. Our group was created to introduce young people to our synagogue & to provide opportunities for people to connect.
GTJ: Ooooh Sephardic? Is is true that Sephardim are better looking than we Ashkenazi folk?
KP: Thats a personal preference. On a different note, I can confidently say that sephardim are far superior in terms of food. I’ve never understood ashkenazi food such as gefilte fish. What exactly is in that stuff? I’ve always been scared to try it.
GTJ: Why did this organization launch recently? What made it the right time? Who are the leaders?
KP: The group was started by myself and two other fabulous ladies, Shelley & Netaly. Rabbi Maroof has been unconditionally supportive of our efforts. If not now, when?
To learn more about YAD-MD, visit the group’s facebook page.