Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is committed to developing, facilitating and supporting a broad range of social, cultural, educational and philanthropic initiatives to engage young adults and nurture their interest in and commitment to Jewish communal life locally, internationally and in Israel.


Whether they are university students exploring their Jewish identities, young adults with a desire to connect to Israel, or new professionals developing their networks, we are here to help them engage Jewishly.


Focusing on engagement, Jewish Federation is leading with innovative programs like Axis to create a platform for the involvement and leadership of Millennials themselves.

Generation Now


We need to develop new young leaders to ensure our Jewish future. Through Axis we are engaging the next generation to take on needed leadership and philanthropic roles within our community. Axis currently reaches approximately 500 young people.


Current Support: $85,000


2020 Goal: Expanded programming and community engagement—like Axis Leadership Lab—to reach 750 young adults aged 22 to 35.


Additional Support Needed: $40,000 more per year

Campus Programs


The growing number of Jewish post-secondary students means demand for services on seven BC campuses is exceeding capacity.


Current Support: $220,000


2020 Goal: Increase the staff complement and expand to three new campuses.


Additional Support Needed: $75,000 more per year

Israel Experience Follow-Up Programming


Currently, we provide funding to send more than 200 young adults on high school and gap year trips to Israel every year, including Masa, Taglit-Birthright Israel and March of the Living. Upon their return, they do not receive any follow-up programming to harness their enthusiasm.


Current Support: Emerging Need


2020 Goal: Engage young adults returning from these programs so they remain active participants in our community, and become our future leaders.


Additional Support Needed: $20,000 more per year