YL Featured Programs

Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington offers one of a kind programs. For more information, contact youngleadership@shalomdc.org.

Introducing the NEXUS Class of 2021!

Graduates of Federation’s esteemed NEXUS program are some of the most influential leaders and changemakers in our community. Today, we’re proud to introduce our newest cohort of 29 rising Jewish leaders in their 20s and 30s as they gather for the first time this week. Together, they will hone their skills and enrich their abilities to lead Jewish Greater Washington, and we know they will accomplish great things. Get to know our Nexus 2021 cohort!

Due to COVID-19, all Israel trips have been suspended. 

Birthright Israel

Birthright Israel: Shorashim – DC Community Trip

Be a part of an extraordinary adventure through Israel with other young adults from the Greater Washington area, along with amazing Israelis who will travel with you for your entire 10 day journey! Together, you’ll experience the liveliness of Tel Aviv nightlife, Bedouin hospitality in the desert under the stars, the diversity and spiritually of Jerusalem and the history, vibrancy and complexities of modern Israel on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure across the world.

This graduate and professional program (ages 22-32) is for residents of or graduate students in the DC area only.

For more information contact Sarah Green at 973-615-7375.

Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel

Visit honeymoonisrael.org to learn more about upcoming trips.

Experience Israel’s culture, beauty, and society over nine days in a way you could never do on your own. You and 20 other couples will spend nine days hitting the best tourist spots—the Western Wall, Jerusalem’s Old City, the beaches of Tel Aviv—as well as unique experiences you wouldn’t get on a standard vacation, like meals with local families and meetings with high-level public officials and business leaders.

You’ll visit sites important to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history, taste the best Israeli food and wine, encounter the natural beauty of the Middle East, and meet Israeli peers to hear about life in Israel from their point of view. Trip itineraries balance group experiences and alone time for you and your partner—and neither involves sitting in a classroom. You’ll be out and about most of the day, and have plenty of opportunities for reflection over meals and through structured discussions about politics, religion, and other important topics. Every trip includes two unique Shabbat experiences—a traditional Shabbat in Jerusalem, and a modern Shabbat experience in Tel Aviv.

This opportunity is provided by Honeymoon Israel in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and InterfaithFamily/DC.