Partnerships and Innovation

As a leader in the community, the Federation is dedicated to engaging young people with innovative programs that encourage participation and inspire big ideas. We bring together the best and the brightest to support their efforts to improve our community. In doing so, the Federation ensures the next generation of leaders, as it moves forward, preserves the Jewish values that bind us together.

NextGen Engagement Initiative

The Next Gen Engagement Initiative (NEI) convenes Jewish organizational professionals who manage programming and engagement for Jews in their 20s and 30s in Los Angeles. By networking these individuals, we are helping to build capacity in and encourage collaboration between and among their organizations. Our programs—including community networking breakfasts and professional advancement workshops—enrich the skills of these individuals and reinforce bonds within the network of program providers, leading to a stronger, better-supported, better-networked environment for L.A.'s Jewish 20s and 30s.

The NEI is a program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and is funded by a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.

For more information, please contact Marisa Kaplan at or (323) 761-8248.

The Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund of Los Angeles (JVPF)

This nationally recognized group of funders pools their resources to create a vehicle for highly effective philanthropy in the Jewish community. To maximize its impact, the JVPF focuses on working with organizations they believe have the potential for significant growth, when given timely and effective funding.

The Jewish Federation created the JVPF in 2002. Since then it has invested over $1.5 million in 21 innovative organizations.

For more information, contact Scott Minkow at (323) 761-8326 or

Tel Aviv/Los Angeles Partnership

Since 1997 the Federation has maintained a partnership between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles. This unique collaboration allows for cultural and educational exchanges, economic initiatives, and health and human service projects, all while fostering a special bond between the cities’ citizens.

Los Angeles and Tel Aviv have a lot in common despite being separated by more than 7,000 miles. In particular, both coastal cities are home to large and ethnically diverse populations and are major centers of business and culture. The governments of Los Angeles and Tel Aviv recognize and support this cross-cultural partnership.

For more information, contact Ahuva Ron at ARon@JewishLA.orgor call (323) 761-8332.