Conferences and National Programs


Explore the world. Expand your horizons.


From Israel to New Orleans, and everywhere in between, Axis offers you the opportunity to travel, learn, and grow as a Jewish leader by taking part in community-building, life-changing conferences and programs. Some of which might just inspire you to make a difference here at home, too.




To learn more about TribeFest 2014 click here.

Thousands of young Jewish adults gather together for Jewish Federations of North America’s TribeFest. This marquee event, held every two years, is an entertaining, interactive and educational celebration of Jewish life. Through presentations by dynamic leaders in politics, entertainment, music, art, food, religion and other aspects of Jewish life, TribeFest offers attendees many ways to connect to their own Judaism.


Eight Vancouverites joined over 1,500 young adults from across North America at TribeFest when it was held in Las Vegas. Read one participant’s experience here.



Young Leadership Israel Advocacy Program (YLIA)

Canada and Israel are 9,660.7 km apart, but through The Young Leadership Israel Advocacy program (YLIA) they intersect. YLIA guides a select group of young Jewish professionals from across Canada into the federal political process. The program includes an Ottawa retreat, a mission to Israel with Canadian Parliamentarians and monthly meetings over the phone.


Deadline for this year’s program has passed. Please contact for more information.



National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC)

National Young Leadership Cabinet is open to young adults aged 30-45 who are deeply committed to shaping a bright future for the Jewish people in North America, Israel, and around the world.


Dynamic, creative forces for change, Cabinet members are distinguished by their civic and financial contributions to Jewish communal life and their personal leadership qualities. During their six-year journey, Cabinet members explore the current challenges and opportunities facing the Jewish people, develop ideas and approaches to engage the next generation of young leaders and forge a continental network of young leaders.


Members of Cabinet give $5,000 or more to the Federation Annual Campaign. To find out more about National Young Leadership Cabinet, contact Dana Troster at