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 are now open!

Harry Kay Leadership Institute

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

National Young Leadership Cabinet

National Young Leadership Cabinet is Federation’s premier young leadership development program that educates and connects the next generation of global Jewish leaders and philanthropists.


YALA Steering Circle

Brian Cook, JDC Entwine Representative
Ian Fishman, Honeymoon Israel Representative
Ivan Gil, At-Large Member
Aly Ketover, At-Large Member
Tali Levin, YALA Mini-Grant Representative
Ezra Strohm, At-Large Member
Ephraim Vaynshenk, At-Large Member
Zach Rosenzweig, At-Large Member
Deborah Getsug, At-Large Member

YALA Mini-Grant Advisory Board

Tali Levin, Chair
Dan Canfield
Dana Kohn
Raquel Lara
Bradley Machov
Carli Shapiro
Daniel Vallejo