The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation is the future of our Jewish community, inspiring and engaging young Jewish adults through networking, education, and philanthropy, for the purpose of community building and leadership development. Focused on adults ages 23-45, YAD is a robust, dynamic part of the Federation. For further information about our young adults division, please contact our YAD Manager, Hannah Levy.



The following Giving Societies are specifically for young adults:


Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) 
The Ben-Gurion Society is a national Young Leadership Society sponsored by the Young Leadership Cabinet of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) for young leaders (ages 25 to 45) who make a commitment of $1,000 or more to the Jewish Community Federation’s Annual Campaign. 
Join us for our exclusive BGS speaker series, networking events, programs and more!

About David Ben-Gurion
In 1948, David Ben-Gurion became the face of a great new generation of Jews. Today, the Ben-Gurion society embodies his legacy; we are young men and women who combine our power, passion, and resources to build a strong and responsible Jewish community, at home, in Israel and around the world.

Leadership Development Group (LDG)
Provides a forum for disseminating information about the Federation and experiences that offer group opportunities to learn about the vital work Federation does for our community and Israel. From visiting the agencies such as CHAI, Jewish Family Service and The Legacy at Willow Bend, to learning about the Planning & Allocations process, these young leaders commit to a year of Federation activities and involvement.


To create opportunities for young adults to come together throughout the year, the newly-established LEADS (Leadership Education and Development Series) was created as a gateway program into learning about Federation for young adults 23-31. This series focuses on leadership development and philanthropy. Each program is a combination of fun and social activities while learning about the work Federation does throughout Dallas and worldwide.


National Young Leadership Cabinet


National Young Leadership Cabinet is the premier leadership and philanthropic program within The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and throughout the Jewish world. Cabinet is comprised of approximately 300 men and women, ages 30 to 45, from across the United States and Canada who are deeply committed to shaping a bright future for the Jewish people in North America, Israel and around the globe. 


National Young Leadership Cabinet is a six-year journey with a variety of destinations, all of them reached by stronger, more vibrant leaders. 


Current Cabinet Members 

Eric Axel, Sean Dalfen, Bobby Gibbs, Jared Eisenberg, Ophir Laizerovich, Sharron Laizerovich, Dana Lipp, Andrew Miller, Ryan Milstein, Alex More, Jay Post, Jacob Ratner, Jonathan Rubenstein, Seth Weisblatt

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