Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) National Young Leadership Cabinet cultivates, trains, and inspires the most promising young volunteers for positions of leadership in the Jewish community. Since its founding in 1963, NYL Cabinet has successfully attracted individuals who lead at the highest levels of Jewish communal life.

Looking to Lead?

Cabinet applications for the class of 2024 are currently open through May 17, 2024.
All candidates must complete the application, pledge a gift of $5,000 or more to JFGD's 2024 Annual Community Campaign, and notify our staff representative. Apply here and contact Senior Director of Campaign Carly Glikman with your interest.

The Next Generation of Leaders

A Jewish values-based leadership and philanthropic development initiative, Cabinet engages highly dedicated individuals who embody the values of humility, authenticity, and integrity. Members have the opportunity to establish a peer group, network to share best practices, brainstorm, and troubleshoot community challenges, bringing their ideas and strategies home for growing young adult engagement and deepening commitment to Jewish life and Jewish Federations impact. Cabinet’s focus is to provide tools for participants to better themselves and their capacity as leaders through continued learning, reflection, and action – making the world a better place.

A Transformative Experience

The cabinet experience builds a uniquely engaged and connected community through key events and programming:

Cabinet Retreat

Cabinet's signature event is a multi-day learning and development experience where Jewish Federations' impact is showcased and Dallas cabinet members pledge to JFGD's annual campaign through a powerful Caucus experience

International Study Mission

Get a first-hand experience of the international and humanitarian work done by JFGD and our partners. Cabinet members have visited nearly every corner of the globe, including recent locations such as Argentina, Russia, Morocco, India, Hungary, and Israel.

Domestic Experiences

Stepping up at home, including the 2023 March for Israel in Washington, D.C., Advocacy Fly-Ins, the JFNA General Assembly, and the International Lions of Judah Conference

Online Learning and Connection

Opportunities to participate in virtual learning throughout the year building on in-person experiences