NextGen Programs

Leadership

LEADS

Looking for a meaningful way to meet new friends and explore how Judaism fits into your life? Join other young adults in your neighborhood for LEADS-Learning, Engagement and Discovery series. Across this 6-week series you’ll delve into your own Jewish identity and values, learn about the importance of Friday night dinners and celebrate Shabbat with peers, and understand what it means to practice Tikkun Olam. Create friendships and nourish your soul while exploring what it means to be Jewish in the modern world. New session coming soon!

NextGen Committee

Federation’s NextGen Steering Committee is a group of dedicated lay leaders who play a pivotal role in helping Federation professionals create, promote and execute initiatives for Jewish young adults (ages 22-45) and their loved ones. Steering Committee members will work in partnership with Federation professionals to strengthen community, broaden outreach efforts, and support the growth of Jewish identity and philanthropic engagement throughout the Greater Atlanta community. Interested in learning more? Email Harper Landau at hlandau@jewishatlanta.org

Slingshot Leadership Program

This virtual program is a six-part series over the course of five months. The arc of the journey takes participants from “inside out,” – focusing first on the individual and using that as a basis to identify areas for future Jewish philanthropic leadership. Dates for the 2021 cohort: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, April 21, May 12. Registration opening soon!

Philanthropy

Giving Circles

Take the big leap into becoming a philanthropist! Explore your core values and philanthropic goals with new friends. At the end of it all, write a $1,000 check, together, to a charity of your Circle’s choosing. Addition circles coming soon!

Ben-Gurion Society

Ben-Gurion Society is a young leadership society for young philanthropists (ages 25-45) who make a commitment of $1,000 as an individual or $1,800 as a household a year to Federation. As a member of Ben-Gurion Society, you join a group who show leadership by engaging in special programming with dynamic speakers who both educate and inspire people on their philanthropic journey.

Young Leadership Cabinet

Cabinet trains and inspires the most promising young volunteers ages 30-45 for positions of leadership in the Jewish community. Since its founding in 1963, NYLC has successfully attracted individuals who lead at the highest levels of Jewish communal life. For more information, please email Staci Eichelbaum Levine at seichelbaum@jewishatlanta.org

Travel Opportunities

Birthright

Explore Israel’s natural beauty, its epic 3000-year history, and its colorful cultural traditions, alongside peers from the Atlanta (and throughout Georgia) area. By traveling on the community trip, you return home with 39 new friends right here in Atlanta and gain special access to programs designed specifically for our alumni.

40 under 40 Journey to Israel

Experience Israel with a dynamic group of Jewish young professionals who are eager to change the trajectory of Jewish life in Atlanta and around the world. Meet innovative leaders who are at the forefront of technology, business, government and spirituality as we navigate shifting Israeli landscapes. Dive deep as we explore the complexities of innovation, pluralism and geopolitics during this incredible week that will take you beyond tourism. Dates coming soon!

Programs

Micro-grants

Let Birthright Atlanta fund your next bus reunion, holiday hang, or friends meet up. Federation offers microgrants up to $1,000 for Birthright alumni who host events for their peers, buses, and more.

NextGen Networking

Join NextGen professionals as we hear from leaders in our community. Additional lunches launching soon.