Tess Cohan 
Young Adult Division Development Officer


National Young Leadership Cabinet

The National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYL) is the premier leadership and philanthropic program of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The program is designed for men and women ages 30 to 45, who make an Annual Campaign gift of $5,000 or more, who are deeply committed to building a strong, vibrant future for the Jewish people.


Cabinet not only changes the world—it is a life-changing Jewish journey.  Embarking on a Cabinet journey, means travelling in the company of likeminded philanthropists. Learning from, and beside, renowned thought leaders. Engaging together, in the Jewish Federation system’s most comprehensive, and prestigious, leadership-development curriculum. Becoming outstanding, Jewish communal leaders.


Forging lasting bonds and creating a close, lifelong network of friends. Through inspiring annual retreats, conferences, and unparalleled access to an extraordinary group of spiritual and philanthropic leaders. Through missions to Israel and diverse places like Greece, Ethiopia, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Morocco, and Argentina. Through witnessing firsthand how your work through the Federation system touches more Jewish lives than any other group on the planet.


  • Opportunity to Attend Annual NYL Cabinet Retreat
  • Exclusive NYL Cabinet High-Level Briefings
  • Honor Roll Listing
  • Exclusive Access to National Speakers and NYL Cabinet Missions
  • Cohort of Like-Minded Young Professionals from Across the Country