Young Adults of Los Angeles (YALA)

Get Involved

Get Involved

Somewhere in Los Angeles, nearly every week, there’s a YALA event going down. Maybe you’re interested in checking out a special screening or attending a networking event. Or, maybe that new museum exhibit would make your week. Whatever your curiosities, there are nearly a hundred different opportunities to try new things and meet new people.


YALA Clusters are lively social groups, bringing people together based on shared interests or hobbies. Clusters function as organic connection points for Jews in their 20s and 30s in Los Angeles who like doing similar things. Like Yoga! Or wine tasting! Or hiking! Whatever your interests are, joining a cluster event is an easy way to explore LA and connect with friends.

Wine Cluster
Beyond the rolling hills of SoCal wineries, wine bars, and tasting rooms all over Los Angeles, a lively group of Jews in their 20s and 30s come together. Whether you’re an amateur, a connoisseur, or if you’re just curious to learn more about wine, come meet up with the YALA Wine Cluster! They’ll save you a glass.

Running Cluster
The YALA Running Cluster is for runners of all skill levels. The group meets up about once a month to go for a run and then grab brunch or juice at a nearby spot. Feeling like a spontaneous run? Let the group know and maybe a few people will join you! From beginners to marathoners, all are welcome.

Hiking Cluster
Explore the trails at Fryman Canyon, discover the hidden views at Elysian Park, take the path less traveled through Griffith, or stroll through Runyon. Come along with YALA’s Hiking Cluster to adventure around classic LA hiking spots, and explore some lesser-known hidden gems. All levels welcome – just BYO sunscreen!

Professional Networks

YALA has several dynamic networks of business professionals in their 20s and 30s: Healthcare, Law, and Real Estate and Construction, and Tech and Entrepreneurs. Combined, the networks hold over a dozen events throughout the year. 

Meet your peers, network with the community, and connect with leading professionals in Los Angeles. Interested in an event but not a professional in the field? That’s fine, too! All are welcome to come, learn, and be inspired. Looking to network but not in these fields? Connect with us for additional opportunities.

Healthcare Network
YALA’s Health Care Network gathers throughout the year to provide social, educational, and volunteer opportunities to industry professionals and graduate students. All professionals who are somehow connected to the health care field are welcome.

Legal Professionals Network (Emet)
YALA’s Legal Professionals Network, or Emet, is a dynamic community of Jewish attorneys and other legal professionals in their 20s and 30s. Known as Emet (meaning truth in Hebrew), this network meets throughout the year for events, volunteer opportunities, classes, and unique programs featuring prominent law professionals in Los Angeles.

Real Estate & Construction (REC) Network
YALA’s Real Estate and Construction Network (REC) meets regularly to discuss industry trends, to tour projects in development, and to meet with other young Jewish professionals in the real estate and construction fields. REC offers unique events, including the exclusive Lunches with Machers program that offers young professionals the chance to meet with expert industry leaders in intimate group settings. Looking for even more? Join the Federation’s official REC Cabinet for monthly breakfasts and other opportunities.

Entrepreneurs and Tech Networks
YALA’s Entrepreneurs and Tech Network unites professionals in all areas of the technology and entrepreneurial spaces. Enjoy networking events, panel discussions with industry leaders, happy hours, and more. From founders and freelancers, to designers and developers, product managers and marketing executives – everyone is welcome.

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