After ten days of discovering Israel, creating a community with your fellow Birthrighters, and exploring your Jewish identity, you’re back in Los Angeles. Now what?
Whether you’re looking for social events, networking, or for a way to get back to Israel — we’re here to help. Feeling inspired and want to create your own events? That’s awesome, too! From Shabbat dinners and group outings, to trips back to Israel and chances to volunteer, you may be back home, but your journey doesn’t need to end now.
Once you return home from Birthright Israel LA Way, you can apply for a yearlong Kahn Fellowship, providing you with the training and resources you need to create your own unique Jewish opportunities in LA, participate in immersive Jewish experiences, and attend local Jewish community events. As a Kahn Fellow, you would work to enrich the community by creating programs that connect people from your Birthright trip as well as the wider Birthright population in LA.
Post Undergrads offers opportunities specifically for post undergraduates between the ages of 22 and 26 to connect to each other, to the Jewish community, and to all that LA has to offer. Take a group Krav Maga class, join us for an evening learning about exotic spices, or join us for our annual happy hour. We’re here to help you stay connected. Join our Facebook group or contact Connect@JewishLA.org to hear about upcoming events!
NuRoots was built to thrive on real conversations and experiences, and we want to meet you – wherever you are! From the Venice Boardwalk to Sunset Junction, the 818 to DTLA, and collectives devoted to young couples and intergenerational spaces, Join us for a NuRoots community experience or meet with a NuRoots Fellow! We’re excited to get to know you and help you create new ways to experience Jewish life in LA.
If you’re new to LA or just new to NuRoots or the Federation, you’re invited! We host several newcomers brunches every year to welcome new people. Come by to hear more about what’s coming up on the events calendar, and meet some new people while you’re at it. If brunch traffic is too much (we get it) we’d love to come meet you for coffee and introduce ourselves, hear about what you’re up to, and tell you more about ways to get involved.
Get Back to Israel
Longing to get back to Israel? The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles offers many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful Jewish State of Israel, while developing new personal or professional skills. Masa Israel offers the chance to spend a couple months — or even an entire year — in Israel. With over 200 programs for volunteering, teaching, internships, or graduate school, we can help you find your way back so you can fully experience Israel, and discover more of yourself.
National Young Leadership Israel Trip
Join Young Leaders from across the country for an incredible summer experience in Israel. Kayak the headwaters of the Jordan River, climb Masada before dawn, and meet with members of the IDF. Get an insider’s look at how the Federation unites and cares for Jews in Israel and around the world. Explore your Jewish identity, make friends with over 200 young adults from around the country, and fall head over heels in love with Israel. The trip of a lifetime, and a trip with a purpose.
- Summer Israel trip organized by the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) National Young Leadership program.
- Cost: Approximately $2,800 (not including airfare).
- Subsidies are available.
- Requires a minimum gift to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles; cohorts will also meet at the end of the trip to raise pledges for donations for the following fiscal year.
- Learn more: Contact Connect@jewishla.org
- Birthright Israel LA Way madrichim can apply for The Birthright Israel Fellows program once their trip is over.
- BRI Fellows serve as experiential Jewish educators, continuing to support, guide, and inspire their Birthrighters — even after they return home.
- Learn more here.