JYCA: Jewish Youth for Community Action is a youth-led organization that empowers Jewish youth to take action for social justice through innovative leadership development, community organizing and education. At JYCA, every individual is respected and valued, everyone's ideas are taken seriously and enthusiastic participation is the norm. We are so glad you are here and we're excited to tell you more! We hope you'll join us.

Watch this video to learn all about what JYCA is from our youth and alumni.


JYCA's programming is created and led by youth and focuses on empowering youth to work towards progressive social change within a framework of Jewish values.

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Do you want a strong and vibrant Jewish left for many years to come? Do you want to support politicized youth to learn community organizing skills and take action for social justice? Give to JYCA today.

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YOUTH! Are you interested in joining JYCA?

JYCA will be offering an info session for our new Peninsula JYCA program on January 6th at the PJCC. Youth will be led by current youth participants in mini social justice workshops, build relationships with current and prospective youth and get ALL your questions answered. Check out the fliers below for more info on each including time, location, etc.!

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We are so pleased to announce that JYCA was named one of the Bay Area's most innovative Jewish organizations! We were selected to be in the Bay Area 2017 Slingshot Guide, an annual compilation of the most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, and programs in the North American Jewish community today. Check out the page on JYCA below and order a copy of the guide here.