Young Adults

We serve as a connector for all things young and Jewish in Cincinnati. We help native Cincinnatians and newcomers find meaning and build relationships in all facets of life, from professional and religious to cultural and communal. We serve young adults (21-45) who are single, couples, and young families. We have something for everyone!



For those who are interested in getting more involved in the leadership of our community, we have LEAD, a leadership program for young adults. LEAD (Lead, Educate, Act and Develop) was created by the Jewish Federation as a way to educate young professionals in Cincinnati about all that the community offers, ultimately preparing each participant to take a leadership position within the Jewish community. Applications come out at the end of the summer for this 8-month program.



During the summer of 2018, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Young Adult Division (YAD) announced the launch of a brand new website and app called Cincinnati Vine. Cincinnati Vine is a central interactive hub to connect young adults to each other and the Cincinnati Jewish community in an organic, grassroots way. Here, young adults are able to create meet-ups, post information about events, get engaged in social action, and meet other young adults, to build a strong community and create rootedness for Jewish Millennials and younger Gen Xers.



There are many ways to give back to our community. We are always looking for passionate volunteers to host an event, join a committee, or partner with us to develop new ideas. Another way to give back is through a gift to Federation’s annual campaign. Any size gift makes a difference, and every gift will be used wisely to serve our community. There is also the opportunity to participate in the Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) or National Young Leadership Cabinet, national donor recognition societies for young adults who give above a certain level.

Want to be a leader and give back?

Jaynie Levinson
Young Adult Division (YAD) Development Officer
513-985-1518  |