Jewish lives today are born of inspiration, not obligation. So how do we inspire? By empowering young people to connect with Jewish values, deepen their understanding of Israel and contribute to a better world.

Our vision of the modern Jewish experience is rooted in a commitment to pursue justice (tzedek), repair the world (tikkun olam) and treat all people with dignity and respect (derekh eretz). It invites each person who identifies as Jewish to find joy and meaning in our rich traditions and values. It is also deeply connected to Israel as the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people and as a diverse and democratic state.

This generation of young Jews seeks an experience that honors the true diversity of our Jewish communities. They crave opportunities to immerse in Jewish life through purposeful gathering and connection, while also honoring a deep desire to address widespread injustice and inequality. With Israel’s many complexities, young Jews deserve to understand and contextualize Israel’s expansive history, its place as an emotional and spiritual touchstone and its role as a thriving powerhouse for culture and innovation.

Jewish communities flourish when they are inclusive, accessible and relevant to all.

Together with our partners, we aim to provide a wide range of opportunities for young Jews to build enriching lives and to tap into Jewish values as they find ways to serve their communities, locally and globally. We also help people connect with Israel through firsthand experience and learn about Israel in academic and informal settings.

We know these offerings only thrive so long as we have strong organizations and leaders equipped to make them happen. To maintain a vibrant and sustainable Jewish professional ecosystem, we support a growing pool of diverse talent, invest in capacity-building support and bolster collaborative efforts that strengthen the Jewish communal sector.

To meet the unique needs of each generation of young Jews, we must help forge new paths to experiencing Jewish life. We believe that by putting young Jews at the forefront, we will see a modern Jewish experience in which every person who identifies as Jewish can discover the fulfillment and joy of living a Jewish life, contribute to strengthening the Jewish people and Israel, and use Jewish values to inspire their efforts to advance equity and justice.

Our Focus Areas

Through our three focus areas, we aim to forge new paths in Jewish life by helping young Jews engage meaningfully in Jewish life, supporting opportunities to connect with Israel, and invigorating a prosperous sector of Jewish organizations and leaders. 

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Inspiring Teens

BBYO is a pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve teens in meaningful Jewish experiences through leadership training, community service opportunities, Jewish education, a connection to Israel and positive identity.

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Engaging Jewish Students

As the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel connects with students at more than 550 colleges and universities through campus initiatives and immersive experiences.

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Repair the World

Repair the World mobilizes young Jewish adults and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service and inspiring and catalyzing acts of service and learning.

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Israel on Campus Coalition

 ICC unites pro-Israel organizations on campus by coordinating strategies, providing educational resources, sharing research and increasing collaboration.

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Increasing Opportunities to Study Modern Israel

In partnership with leading universities, the Israel Institute works to enhance knowledge about modern Israel by ensuring that university students have access to classes about Israel during their time on campus.

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Advancing Gender Equity in Jewish Spaces

A network of 150+ organizations, the SRE Network empowers Jewish communities across North America to create and sustain safe, respectful and equitable workplaces and communal spaces.

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Our Signature Initiatives

REALITY brings inspiring changemakers on a formative journey to Israel to strengthen their leadership, ignite their passion for repairing the world, and deepen their understanding of and connection to Israel.

ROI Community is a global network of rising Jewish leaders who are transforming Jewish life and fostering positive social change in Israel, the U.S. and in global Jewish communities.

Schusterman Fellowship is building a robust, diverse talent pipeline of exceptional Jewish leaders who are driving change in their organizations, the Jewish community and beyond.

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