YALA—Young Adults of Los Angeles—offers more than a hundred social, professional, volunteer, and leadership opportunities every year in one of the world’s most dynamic communities.
Based on Jewish values of community, education, and giving, YALA strives to be an inclusive space for Jews in their 20s and 30s to grow and connect through shared interests, experiences, and goals.
Want to explore LA and meet new people with similar interests? Our grassroots clusters offer dozens of opportunities to attend wine tastings, go on hikes and outdoor trips, join a running group, discover incredible food, make Shabbat dinner, and more. Join us!
Want to start a cluster? Let us know!
Our seven networks for business professionals plan dozens of events throughout the year and enable young professionals to connect with industry peers, meet and network with professionals in other industries, and gain access to business leaders and pioneers. Learn more.
Real Estate and Construction
Our Test Kitchen explores broad cultural and experiential diversity in Los Angeles and around the world. This series of programming highlights varied global Jewish communities through culinary and cross-cultural Shabbat dinners, panel discussions, and salons, and opens up conversations about immigration, interfaith couples, religious conversion, and more. Learn more.
We actively participate in year-round community service days, which provide meaningful and impactful opportunities to address poverty, access to food, and environmental sustainability. Your support as a volunteer is enormously valuable and appreciated. Learn more.
A Culture of Giving
Our Chai and Ben-Gurion Societies are donor recognition groups for professionals in their 20s and 30s, whose gifts at $180+ and $1000+ to the Federation’s annual campaign provide access to exclusive events and opportunities. Through the generosity of our donors, the Federation is able to strengthen Jewish communities, develop groundbreaking initiatives, and provide essential relief aid in LA and around the world. Learn more.
Our board members are passionate about creating community in Los Angeles and developing exciting, meaningful, and diverse programs and events. Learn more about them.
Our biweekly newsletter details all of our upcoming events, programs, and opportunities. Sign up!
Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national, and international partners. Learn more.