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One of our greatest challenges is to make sure young adults are part of the Jewish community of tomorrow. That’s why we offer them ways to experience Jewish life that are compelling, inspiring, fun and meaningful today. Below is a sampling of our programs that take young adults to Israel, build leadership skills, connect them with others, and offer new opportunities to “do Jewish” where they live, work, and play.


NuRoots mobilizes and inspires young adults to create meaningful Jewish community across Los Angeles. We seek to upend traditional engagement models by sparking relationships and co-creating grassroots experiences that activate young adults.

Community Leadership Institute (CLI)

To make sure every Jewish organization in our community can count on the leadership skills of our next generation’s Jewish leaders, we created a program that trains, mentors, inspires, and connects them.

Birthright Israel LA Way

Birthright Israel is an amazing, free 10-day adventure that takes young adults from all over the country to Israel for a life-changing trip. In Los Angeles, we do it the “LA Way,” which makes it even better.

Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP)

For over 25 years, The Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) has provided unique opportunities and training to elevate the next class of outstanding Jewish civic leaders in Los Angeles.

The Y&S Nazarian Initiative

The Y&S Nazarian Initiative (Nazarian Initiative) of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and NuRoots connects with Persian Jews to build a future where Iranian Jewish young adults are fully engaged as participants and leaders throughout the L.A. Jewish community.

Visit our Young Adult website to learn more about infinite opportunities for young adults in their 20s and 30s to redefine what it means to be Jewish in L.A.