Take Your Leadership to the NEXUS Level

NEXUS 2024 is a seven-session program designed to develop rising Jewish leaders in their 20s and 30s who seek to build community, explore their Jewish values and philanthropy, and gain exclusive access to Federation’s network of established community builders and resources.

Selection Process:

  • Candidates will submit their application through the NEXUS website and will be evaluated based on the level of thoroughness and thoughtfulness in their response to the application questions.
  • Selection priority for candidates who:
    • Were actively recruited by a NEXUS staff member/co-chair (via NEXUS recruitment short list)
    • Were nominated by a staff member or lay leader
    • Are currently employed by or involved with our partner agencies
    • Participated in JFNA’s Changemakers Summer Fellowship program in 2020, 2021, or 2022

Program Fee

$160 (due upon acceptance)

Application Deadline

Tuesday, January 9th

NEXUS participants will walk away with a better understanding of what it means to be an inclusive leader in the Jewish community, the role Federation plays locally, the power of collective giving, and how to have hard conversations with their peers.

Orange Lightbulb Icon

NEXUS session topics include:

  • Telling Your Story
  • What is Federation?
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Allocations and Impact
  • …and more!

The location of each session will vary, including site visits to partner agencies. These will be accessible by public transportation, or coordinated by Federation staff. More information regarding location and transportation will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

The Sessions will take place every Tuesday from 6:30 PM 8:30 PM on the following dates: 

  • Welcome Happy Hour: Tuesday, February 6th
  • Session 1: Tuesday, February 13th
  • Session 2: Tuesday, February 20th
  • Session 3: Tuesday, February 27th
  • Session 4: Tuesday, March 5th
  • Session 5: Tuesday, March 12th
  • Session 6: Tuesday, March 19th
  • Session 7: Tuesday, March 26th
  • Closing Shabbat: Friday, April 5th

For more information, please contact Jeremy Frisch at [email protected].

Fill out my online form.


Sara Evangelista and Rachel Shuster
NEXUS Co-Chairs

Oliver Macklin and Dan Rosenberg
Next Gen Co-Chairs

Robyn Rosenbaum
Director, Donor Engagement, Next Gen

Jeremy Frisch
Assistant Director, Donor Engagement, Next Gen