YALA Leadership Series

Looking to jumpstart your leadership skills? Seeking ways to plug into a Jewish non-profit you care about? Curious about the history or future of Jews in the Twin Cities? 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 are now open—apply here, and become a part of Cohort Two!

Looking for more information before you commit to the whole series? Join us on March 24, 2022, at ModernWell for our YALA Leadership Series Info Session. The Info Session will be a FREE introduction to the structure of the series, and is open to all! Kosher-style apps and drinks will be provided. Before or after this session, participants can commit to the rest of the series.

Series cost is $180 for six more sessions and covers the cost of food and beverage, speakers, and a donation to the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Jewish Federations.

YALA Leadership Series Schedule 2022 (subject to change)

Info Session | Thursday, March 24th, 6-8 PM | Modernwell
Apps & Drinks | Networking | Overview of YALA Leadership Series

Session 1 | Tuesday, April 5th, 7-8:30 PM | Zoom
Jewish Twin Cities: Past, Present and Future
Meet the Cohort and Community Covenant Exercise | Introduction to Twin Cities Jewish History and the 2019 Twin Cities Jewish Population Study

Optional YALA Programs | Saturday, April 23rd 8 PM (Mimouna) and Sunday April 24th time TBA (Zikaron BaSalon)

Session 2 | Tuesday, April 19th, 7-9 PM | In-person, location TBA
Personal Leadership
K4P Dessert & Tea | Where Do I Come From? | Facilitated by Robyn Schein, 21/64, Inc.

Session 3 | Tuesday, May 10th, 7-8:30 PM | Zoom
Tzedakah & Jewish Philanthropy
Introduction to the Federation | Giving Circle Exercise Facilitated by TBD

Social | Thursday, May 19th, 6 PM
Lag B’Omer Dinner & Bonfire

Session 4 | Tuesday, May 24th, 7-9 PM | In-person, location TBA
Personal Leadership
Dessert & Tea | Who Am I? | Facilitated by Robyn Schein, 21/64, Inc.

YALA Gala (Fundraiser) | Thursday, June 2nd, 5:30 PM

Session 5 | Tuesday, June 7th, 7-8:30 PM | Zoom
Board Member Boot Camp
Check-in | Board Service Journey with Community Leader TBD | Nonprofit Board Overview

Session 6 | Tuesday, June 21st, 6-9 PM | In-person, location TBA
Personal Leadership
Dinner | What Do I Want To Do? | Facilitated by Robyn Schein, 21/64, Inc.


COVID Protocols
In-person gatherings will abide by current city mandates and align with Federation policy. In-person events are pending current COVID rates and may be held remotely depending.