NextGen OC is the young adult department of Jewish Federation of Orange County. It is dedicated to building an inclusive and connected community for Jewish young adults ages 21-45. With NextGen, you'll find opportunities to grow your Jewish identity and build Jewish community through fun and meaningful volunteer, social, educational, and philanthropic activities.
Get involved with NextGen OC and see what exciting things we have in store!
Let’s start the weekend early! Join NextGen once a month at a local hangout spot and enjoy a fun, relaxing time, and get to know other Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s.
Come together monthly to learn and dialogue over various interpretations of Jewish tradition and text in a relaxed environment. Every month a different rabbi from the community will lead a dynamic discussion. The goal is a fun and safe space to learn, make friends, and try something Jew-“ish.”
An exclusive leadership development cohort for young adults!
The Mentorship Initiative is a unique combination of networking, leadership development, and one-on-one mentorship through a formal learning process based in Jewish values and relationship-building within the OC Jewish community. This is an exclusive opportunity in 2020 for budding leaders in the young adult Jewish community. As a member of the cohort, mentees will be paired with esteemed, local Jewish professionals for one-on-one mentoring and participate in four Mentorship Initiative events throughout the year. Applications are closed. For more information on future cohorts contact NextGen@JFFS.org
Honeymoon Israel provides immersive trips to Israel for couples that have at least one Jewish partner and are early in their committed relationship. The program seeks to create communities of couples who are building families with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people. Application is closed for 2020, but check back next year! For more information, click here.
JFFS Families / PJ Library OC connects Jewish families with children to each other and to Jewish Life through books, events, music and more! In addition to sending your child a FREE Jewish book each month through the JFOC PJ Library OC program, throughout the year we gather for special programs where you and your kids can meet new friends, celebrate Jewish holidays and have fun! PJ Library is supported nationally by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Click here for more information.
Looking for a new way to Friday? OneTable has your Shabbat covered! Are you a host or hostess with the mostest? Hold your own private Shabbat dinner or open your Shabbat up to meet new people in Orange County. OneTable is a great way to make new friends while learning more about Shabbat traditions—or helping others learn. Sign up here.