J-MAP: The Jewish Mentorship Alliance for Professionals is a unique combination of mentorship and networking within the Jewish community. The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation and the CareerQuest Professionals at Jewish Family & Career Services are proud to offer this exclusive opportunity with the purpose of enhancing the development of future young adult leaders within Jewish Louisville.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

I want to be mentored


J-MAP connects young Jewish professionals with experienced Jewish professionals from the JFCS and Federation networks and beyond.

Mentors and mentees will be matched with each other based on career interests, professional and personal goals. The program consists of face-to-face meetings, facilitated workshops, and events, including discussions to set and track goals.

J-MAP provides a forum for mentees to develop leadership and interpersonal skills through coaching and feedback while gaining new tools to advance their goals. Mentors will provide young professional participants with expertise and insight needed to grow successfully in their career while providing the opportunity to expand their leadership and interpersonal skills and gain new perspectives and ideas while sharing key insights and achieve personal goals.

Core Components:

  • Mentorship

    Experienced leaders with different professions and backgrounds will serve as role models to younger members of the community to offer ongoing professional, personal and philanthropic guidance.

  • Networking

    Building relationships and a sense of community among the participants within the same cohort.

  • Self-Exploration

    Through a series of workshops participants will be able to explore their chosen career path and better understand their unique skills and strengths such as the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strength Finder.

Mentors and mentees must commit to engaging with their partner 1-2 hours per month through in-person meetings, email, phone and/or other methods as needed. They must also be able to attend J-MAP-sponsored mentorship events.

Mentorees Will:

  • Be Jewish or Jewishly-affiliated
  • Be between 23-35 years of age
  • Have 1-3 year professional experience
  • Identify at least three short and/or long-term SMART goals
  • Take the initiative to drive the relationship and be responsible for goal-setting and planning
  • Be open to feedback and new perspectives and ideas
  • Spend 1-2 hours each month engaging with a mentor through in-person meetings, email, phone, and/or other methods as needed
  • Attend J-MAP workshop events

Mentors Will:

  • Be Jewish or Jewishly-affiliated
  • Be between 30-50 years of age
  • Have at least five years of relevant professional experience
  • Provide ongoing support, feedback, and advice to promote mentee’s professional growth and achievement
  • Be an active listener and enthusiastic about sharing expertise and past experiences with mentee
  • Spend 1-2 hours each month engaging with mentee through in-person meetings, email, phone, and/or other methods as needed
  • Attend J-MAP workshop events