Young Adult Initiatives


Discover and define what being Jewish means to you. If you’re in your 20s and 30s, getting involved in the Jewish community is a valuable way to network socially, professionally and philanthropically. The programs below will help you connect, volunteer, give back, travel, learn and lead.

Need information about the Jewish community? Want to get involved?  Let’s grab coffee and talk about what our community has to offer you.  Contact Dana Troster at 604.257.5128 or


Axis Vancouver
Axis, a new Federation initiative, is a network of Jews in their 20s and 30s building a vibrant hub of young Jewish life in Metro Vancouver. Axis connects you to all that’s happening around town and your platform to create events relevant to you – from beach BBQs to volunteer projects to leadership programs and travel experiences.


We are passionate about making Vancouver a meaningful, relevant, and fun home for young Jews - whether you’re new to the city or a born-and-bred Vancouverite, single or married, a professional or a student, observant or unaffiliated, everyone is welcome. So get involved, get connected and help us transform our community!


Taglit-Birthright Israel
Talglit-Birthight LogoIf you are a Jewish Canadian between the ages of 18–26 you can visit Israel for free! Explore your Jewish identity and your connection to the Jewish people through a life-changing Taglit-Birthright experience in Israel. More...

Our Jewish Federation funds one-third of the cost of each trip for local participants – that’s over $300,000 so far from the Annual Campaign.

Moishe House
Located in the heart of the Vancouver Jewish community in beautiful Oakridge, Canada’s first Moishe House is a beacon of warmth, learning, serenity, and good times for Vancouver's Jewish young adult community. Each individual Moishe House member brings a unique character and set of qualities that create a welcoming environment to Vancouver's diverse community. You can always look forward to the array of creative, educational, and entertaining events Moishe House hosts each month including Shabbat dinners, yoga and meditation classes, BBQ's and movie nights. For more info, like them on Facebook or contact Moishe House by email at
Moishe House Vancouver is generously supported by our Jewish Federation.

Ben Gurion Society
The Ben Gurion Society (BGS) is a national donor recognition program for individuals’ ages 25 to 45 that make a minimum individual gift of $1,000 to the Federation Annual Campaign. Through social and educational programming, members discover the true impact of their gifts on the lives of Jews all over the world. More...