NextGen Community Partners

NextGen serves as the community convener of approximately 15 organizations in the community that are dedicated to engaging young adults through programs and initiatives.  Through our partnerships, we are able to connect Young Professionals to communities and experiences that match their interests.

NextGen, the Young Professionals program of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, is the nexus of San Diego’s vibrant community of Jews aged 21 to 45. NextGen offers various channels of engagement in order to be the most diverse young adult group in the county. Our mission is to encourage young adults in San Diego to connect to the Jewish community in meaningful ways.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.  A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 27 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and an office in Israel.

Center for Jewish Culture is committed to a wide variety of cultural programming for young adults through CJC In The Mix.   As the new face of Jewish arts and culture in San Diego, In the Mix, is here to develop and present cutting edge, cultural and social programming for all young adults in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

The Emerging Leaders host an annual cocktail benefit event, Brushes + Forks, each fall at a local museum to connect young professionals to our Board of Directors, a larger community of like-minded young adults, and to the high-impact services JFS offers to over 35,000 individuals each year.


Hillel's mission is to be a vibrant Jewish campus presence and to involve the maximum number of university-age Jews in ways that foster a lasting commitment to Jewish life. Hillel does this by creatively engaging and empowering Jewish students, advocating for Jewish students needs on campus, linking the campus community to the larger Jewish community, locally and globally and helping students cultivate a closer connection to Israel. This helps students build a strong sense of belonging and Jewish identity in a nurturing, intellectual and pluralistic community.

Entwine is a one-of-a-kind movement for young Jewish leaders, influencers, and advocates who seek to make a meaningful impact on global Jewish needs and international humanitarian issues. Entwine is an initiative of JDC, the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world. JDC works in over 70 countries, specializing in humanitarian aid, Jewish community renewal and disaster relief.

The mission of Moishe House is to provide meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults around the world by supporting leaders in their 20s as they create vibrant home-based Jewish communities for themselves and their peers.



OneTable empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. OneTable is a national nonprofit funded to support people (21-39ish) looking to find and share this powerful experience.


Our approach to Shabbat dinner is non-prescriptive. We encourage our participants to envision what their gathering might be, and we work alongside them to provide the support they need to create that result. OneTable’s primary goal is for emerging adults to become the producers of their own experiences, and for Shabbat dinner to become a platform for community building!

Shalom Baby is a nationally recognized program housed at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center.  Shalom Baby welcomes new babies to the community in a social and cultural setting.  They send a lovely gift basket with gifts for the baby as well as information about the Jewish community in San Diego.  Shalom Baby offers several classes and programs for new mothers and their infants such as Infant Massage, guest speakers, celebrate the Jewish holidays and much more.  Shalom Baby is mostly recognized for  playgroups.  They introduce moms and their babies with other moms and babies of the same age group.  Playgroups are encouraged to meet once a week and are an amazing way to connect with other moms in our community.  Weekend playgroups are encouraged so that working moms and dads can meet as well. 


PJ Library is a nationally recognized program.  This is an amazing program that offers a free age appropriate book or music CD every month by mail for children 6 months through 7 years.  This program is a gift from our community to you.

Aish San Diego strives to offer a place where you can strengthen your Jewish Identity and that of your family. We endeavor to provide an environment in which you can get to know and experience the power of our eternal Jewish values and have a sense of belonging to a thriving and energetic Jewish Community. Aish is your place to call home that will always provide opportunities for growth and inspiration enhancing the quality of your life as a human being and as a Jew.

Chai at Beth El is a spiritual home for young adults in San Diego. We seek to help young adults create meaningful connections and establish a sense of belonging in a Jewish community while participating in dynamic programming that launches personal, mental, spiritual, and emotional growth. Chai works to partner with other organizations to build community relationships, ensure seamless transitions between various life stages for our participants, and inspire young adults to lead fulfilling Jewish lives.

Tribe at Beth Israel is a group of like-minded young adults seeking a tribe of friends, spirit and ways to do kindness in our community. Tribe offers participants the opportunity to explore religion, faith and culture through a wide variety of programs and experiences.

We are the Young Leadership group of the FIDF (Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces)- San Diego Chapter. This group is aimed at Jewish young adults and professionals in their 20's and 30's. The group is meant to serve as a community to establish a greater network of Jews in San Diego seeking to get involved, network, and together support the soldiers that risk their lives day in and out for the state of Israel. Please share and help us reach out to those that might have an interest, as minimal or great as that interest is, so that we can better help each other and those who serve to protect Israel.

Shabbat San Diego is an independent grassroots level community-wide, inclusive and egalitarian organization of volunteers dedicated to encouraging the entire San Diego Jewish community to participate in a unique, international Jewish identity event that inspires all Jews to experience Shabbat together. The International Unity Shabbat will take place in more than 900 cities and 95 countries around the globe.

Nombre y logo: Chai+ project (Jai plus project). Se eligió ese nombre ya que la palabra Jai en hebreo tiene un significado importante, siendo Vida, de la misma manera su guematría es 18 justo la edad donde empieza este programa. El plus significa más, no solo en 18+ si no que es más vida para los jóvenes. Es un nombre atractivo y juvenil que sigue dentro de la línea judía.