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.