Leadership & Community Action


248CAN invigorates Jewish communal life by scaling replicable initiatives, locally and globally.

YALA Leadership Series

The YALA Leadership Series is a comprehensive overview of leadership essentials and Jewish communal organizations for adults under 40. Participants explore their leadership goals and values with a cohort of peers and expert facilitators. Applications for Cohort 2 will open in Winter 2022.

Harry Kay Leadership Institute

The Harry Kay Leadership Institute is the Twin Cities’ flagship program for developing and training Jewish leaders.


YALA Steering Circle

Ariel Kagan, St. Paul Chair
Layah Shaglow, Minneapolis Chair
Brittany Willis, Past Chair
Anna D.
Ian Fishman
Ivan Gil
Ezra Strohm

YALA Mini-Grant Advisory Board

Ezra Strohm, Chair
Maddy Braverman
Jesse Bronson
Gabe Herstig
Dana Kohn
Tali Levin
Bradley Machov
Katie Martell