Young Professionals | The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles | The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Meet others who share your interest in Jewish life to network professionally.


YALA (Young Adults of Los Angeles) has it all. If you’re 22-45 join us for networking, volunteer, educational and social activities that benefit our local and global Jewish community.

Wherever you live, we’re there to help you create your own kind of Jewish community.


Whatever you’re into and wherever you are, we probably know others who are there too. Our Fellows are here to help you create a place and circle that speaks to you. Contact us to find a Fellow in your neighborhood.

Looking to build your skills, grow your network, find a mentor and lead?


Community Leadership Institute (CLI) offers an intensive 15-month program for those looking to take their community involvement to the next level.

The New Leaders Project (NLP) is the civic leadership training program that connects Jewish values to political and civil activism.

PresenTenseLA is a fellowship for entrepreneurs and ‘intrapreneurs’ who have a new idea for transforming our community.

The Network offers alumni of Federation’s leadership programs exclusive opportunities to connect, give back, and expand their leadership skills through speaker events, panel discussions and peer training.

Israel is ready when you are.


If you’re 18-26, join our
LA Way Birthright Israel trips.


Get back to Israel and build your résumé with Onward Israel LA

Live like a local and teach, intern, volunteer, or study in Israel on a Masa Israel program.

Share an Israel experience with your partner on Honeymoon Israel

Apply for a Fellowship for a longer-term Israel experience or other immersive opportunity.

Network, learn and connect with Russian Jewish young professionals or young families in Los Angeles.


Want to build your career or get together for play dates – or both? You’ll find events and opportunities at RuJuLA (Russian Jews of Los Angeles).

Information about Partnerships & Grants


NextGenEngagement Initiative (NEI) inspires young Jewish professionals to collaborate through community and networking.

Jewish Campus Life Initiative partners with organizations to provide programs for Jewish students.

RuJuLA Microgrants supports Russian Jewish Programs opportunities for community organizations.

Opportunities for community-minded professionals


We connect college campus professionals for networking, professional development and collaboration to address the diverse needs of the Jewish student body.

NextGen Engagement Initiative connects Jewish communal professionals throughout Los Angeles.

PresenTenseLA Fellowship provides leadership opportunities to future social entrepreneurs.

Help us make our city a better place!


Community Service Days are a year-round variety pack of hands-on volunteer opportunities.

Join our Community Engagement Council to learn about civic issues and connect with decision makers.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Connect with our staff so we can help!