JIMENA’s Young Adult Programming

For the last ten years, JIMENA has provided immersive Sephardic and Mizrahi cultural experiences for young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Each year, our Young Adult Programming directly engages at least 8,000 students and young people through a diversity of organizational partnerships.  These programs include Mizrahi Shabbaton, Mimouna gatherings, henna celebrations, cooking classes, holiday parties, lectures, film screenings, poetry events, concerts, facilitated identity explorations, Torah study programs, women’s gatherings, dance events, and more. JIMENA operates through a unique partnership model that requires at least 90% of our programs to operate in partnership with another Jewish agency.

JIMENA Young Professional Boards: San Francisco and Los Angeles

JIMENA has two young professional boards, the Bay Area Young Professionals Board (YPB) and the Los Angeles Young Professionals Board.  JIMENA’s YP Boards are a collection of individuals passionate about celebrating and sharing the rich culture of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewry. This experience serves to build an inclusive community of young leaders working together to extend JIMENA programming and cultivate connections. YPB membership is an opportunity to learn about MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Judaism while developing lay leadership skills, cultivating friendships, and building community. Our YPB Network attends events such as lectures, concerts, film screenings, social gatherings, and dinners. In addition, we host a regular monthly happy hour in San Francisco, and a regular Mizrahi Shabbat series in LA.

JIMENA’s Young Professional Volunteer Committees:

The volunteer committee is a group of young professionals who take an active role in JIMENA’s work through contributing their time to our mission. Volunteers are instrumental to JIMENA’s work and join us to assist with event organization, advocacy, and more.


To get involved in JIMENA’s Young Adult programming please contact us.

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