RuJuLA is a network of Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) young professionals in Los Angeles. We're committed to fostering a vibrant, diverse, and meaningful community united by a common identity and desire to connect with our heritage.


We connect young adults between the ages of 25 and 40 through workshops, speaker series, holiday celebrations, volunteer opportunities, and happy hours.

We're always open to new ideas for creative experiences. Want to organize a hike? Or a Judaism-inspired camping trip? Thinking of hosting a Shabbat dinner? What about a career-building workshop? Or a musical night at the gallery?

If you can dream it, let's make it happen together!

RuJuLA is supported by a partnership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Genesis Philanthropy Group, and The Jewish Agency for Israel.




All of our events are planned and organized by volunteers. If you'd like to participate or have an idea for an event or program, we'd love to partner with you.



Community Leadership Institute (CLI)'s Russian Jewish Leadership Track

Discover and practice career-building skills, strengthen your Jewish identity, and develop the tools you need to become a leader in LA's Russian-speaking Jewish community. This highly selective 15-month program kicks off with a retreat in the Fall and meets monthly through the end of the following year. Program highlights include mentorship from influential community leaders, briefings from recognized Russian-Jewish-American professionals, and a life-changing trip to Israel. To learn more, visit the CLI website.