Leadership Opportunities

Both YALA and the Federation offer many opportunities to step up and make a difference in our community.

Join a YALA committee

Our committees help steer, plan, and execute diverse events for our seven professional networks and community service days, and joining one is an excellent opportunity to make an impact and build relationships. Learn more.

Community Leadership Institute (CLI)

The Federation’s Community Leadership Institute is a competitive, 15-month program for individuals ages 25 to 40 who are passionate about community building and invested in developing skills to become strategic and effective leaders in the Jewish community.  The program offers emerging young leaders new skills, connections, and professional guidance, opportunities to work one-on-one with an influential mentor, a life-changing trip to Israel, and deep engagement with innovative organizations. Four tracks—Entertainment, Real Estate and Construction, the Russian Jewish Community, and Universal—personalize expertise, opportunities, and peers. Learn more.

New Leaders Project (NLP)

The Federation’s New Leaders Project is an extraordinary opportunity for participants to become the Jewish civic leaders of tomorrow. Participants learn first-hand how to enhance their leadership capabilities and gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the diverse fabric of our city while working with community leaders to address some of the most critical issues facing Los Angeles. NLP creates a new generation of leaders who approach their roles grounded in Jewish values and educated on the challenges that affect both the Jewish and civic communities.

During the year-long program, participants gain a more intimate view of Los Angeles, delve into the Jewish tradition of social responsibility and learn valuable skills that help them contribute to improving our community.

Those who are selected to participate will use their vision, talents and experience to work with others to explore emerging issues facing Los Angeles, cultivate new relationships and strengthen their leadership skills to make real change. Learn more.

National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC)

National Young Leadership Cabinet is a group of individuals, ages 30 to 45, from communities across the country who are deeply committed to shaping a bright future for the Jewish people in North America, Israel, and around the world. Dynamic, creative forces for change, cabinet members are distinguished by their personal leadership qualities and their civic and financial contributions to Jewish communal life. During their six-year journey, cabinet members explore the current challenges and opportunities facing the Jewish people and develop ideas and approaches to engage the next generation of young leaders. Learn more.

PresenTense LA

PresenTense LA is a six-month fellowship that gives Jewish young professionals the business tools, leadership skills, and connections to turn entrepreneurial ideas into ventures to engage, inspire, and transform Los Angeles’s Jewish community. Learn more.

Upcoming Events


Real Estate Shabbat (YALA)

Private home in Beverly Hills Friday 7:00 pm

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Beach Yoga with Brad (YALA)

Santa Monica Beach Sunday 10:30 am

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Post-Undergrad Screen Printing Workshop (YALA)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Wednesday 7:00 pm

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