Jewish Young Professionals find Community Through JConnect programs
JConnect’s mission is to provide opportunities for meaningful, inspiring and inclusive experiences for Jewish young professionals, college students and communities to encourage healthy lifestyle choices and healthy relationships.
Our largest program is Shabbat Tent which creates hospitality spaces at music and film festivals.
JConnect also provides support for Jewish Earth Week through a grant from the Whizin Center for the Jewish Future. Jewish Earth Week is a worldwide celebration on the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat. Rachel and Yonah Bookstein started Jewish Earth Week in Long Beach in 2005.
JConnect also helps organize retreats for Jewish young professionals and college students. Previous programs include Summerfest, Camp Neshama, Relationship Revolution, Camp Jewlicious and Jewlicious Festival.
JConnect was founded by Cheston Mizel in 2006 to connect Jews with Jewish heritage and each other.