The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

The Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leadership Initiative

The Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leadership Initiative (IYLI) honors and celebrates Iranian heritage and culture through inclusive experiences and personal connections for  young adults.

The program envisions a future where Iranian Jewish young adults are fully engaged in Jewish Los Angeles as participants and as leaders throughout the Jewish community at large. The IYLI program applies several strategies to engage with young adult stakeholders. Through peer-to-peer engagement, IYLI empowers participants to leverage their existing relationships and skills to build their own programming to expand their engagement networks. IYLI provides opportunities and training to help individuals and micro-communities create the on-line and in-person social networks and community they desire. Recognizing that today's young Jews have multiple and often conflicting identities,  programming combines Jewish themes with other interests and demonstrate that "doing Jewish" can fit into multiple lifestyles.

OUR PROJECTS – USA

THE SORAYA

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
California State University
Northridge, United States

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES
(UCLA)

The Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
University of California
Los Angeles, United States

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)

The Nazarian Pavillion and the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Distinguished Annual Lecture on Israel 
Los Angeles, California, United States

 

RAND CORPORATION

Israel Program at the Center for Middle East Public Policy
Los Angeles, California, United States

HAMMER MUSEUM

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Lobby
University of California
Los Angeles, United States

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States

 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
The Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leadership Initiative
Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Cayton Children’s Museum

Los Angeles, California, United States

 

OUR PROJECTS – ISRAEL

SAPIR COLLEGE

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Academic Library of the Ima Foundation
Gevim, Sha’ar HaNegev, Israel

BEZALEL ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library and Digital Archive
Jerusalem City Center, Israel

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Visitor Center
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel

 

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Pre-Academic Library of the Ima Foundation
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

The Younes & Soraya Nazarian Library
Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel

THE JERUSALEM ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DANCE

Younes & Soraya Nazarian Building and The Navon Performance Hall, High School and Conservatory
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel

 

MSR, THE ISRAEL CENTER FOR MEDICAL SIMULATION

MSR | Mayo Clinic Simulation-Based Medical Education collaboration
Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel

FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Family Building
Ir Habaadim, Negev, Israel

 

FOR GRANTSEEKERS

The Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation conducts its grantmaking activities with the highest level of due diligence to advance its mission.

Please understand that the Foundation has finite resources for infinite needs in its funding priorities throughout Southern California and Israel. Toward this end, the Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only at this time.

Our grantmaking activities are guided by a proactive strategy on the part of its trustees, Board of Directors, and Junior Board of Advisors.

We thank you for your interest in the Foundation and wish you all the best in your current and future endeavors.