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Introducing Jackie Subar, Federation’s Director of Young Leadership

Introducing Jackie Subar, Federation’s Director of Young Leadership

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Jackie Subar is the Director of Young Leadership at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. She believes that the Jewish people are only as strong as their community and knows that young professionals bring passion and innovation into the mix. Jackie has a history of working with young Jews on a local and international level Read more
Meet Ally, Jewish Party Planner of the Week!

Meet Ally, Jewish Party Planner of the Week!

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Ally Sherman is a spin teacher and marketing associate by day, artisanal challah baker and Falafel Frenzy party planner by night. How does she do it all? Find out with GatherDC’s exclusive interview!

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A note from Federation’s new CEO, Gil Preuss

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I am thrilled to be featured in this month’s Young Leadership newsletter. As the new CEO of The Jewish Federation, I am excited to be joining this vibrant community and look forward to what we will achieve together over the coming months and years. Greater Washington is home to one of the most diverse, passionate

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Abby N.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Abby N.

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Abby Newburger is Federation’s new Young Leadership Associate.  To learn more and get involved, email Abby at abby.newburger@shalomdc.org. Tell us about where you’re from and your family. I am from Potomac, Maryland. Family is a huge part of my life and is very important to me. I am the oldest of three siblings (one sister and

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Jamie and Mitch

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Jamie and Mitch are the chairs of Young Leadership’s Chai and Double Chai giving societies. What are you hoping to accomplish in your roles as Chair of Federation’s Chai Society and Double Chai Society? J: If we can have meaningful connections with people in our community who otherwise would not have known about Federation or

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Courtney and Adam

Young Leadership Spotlight: Courtney and Adam

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  How did you two meet? A:  I was a host during Reverse Mifgash and volunteered to work registration during one of the events.  I noticed she laughed at my nerdy wit and her smile was so lovable.  So when registration closed, I told her I really enjoyed meeting her and would like to see

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Allie W.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Allie W.

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What inspired you to host for Reverse Mifgash? As someone in the process of joining the Jewish faith, I signed up to host with the goal of strengthening my relationships with other Jews, both locally and abroad. I spent a month in Israel last year and made several friends that I still keep in touch

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Dan C.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Dan C.

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Mazel tov on being the new Chair of the Ben-Gurion Society! What are you hoping to accomplish in this new role? I’m hoping to bring more young leaders into the Ben-Gurion Society by showcasing Federation’s most impactful programs, which our donations help fund locally and abroad. The Ben-Gurion Society is made up of a really impressive

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Kira B.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Kira B.

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  Tell us about your new role as Melvin Cohen Young Leadership Associate, NEXT DC Coordinator? What will you be working on? As the Melvin Cohen Young Leadership Associate, NEXT DC Coordinator, I will be coordinating and staffing our Birthright Israel: DC Community trips (we’re sending two trips this summer), engaging Birthright Israel alumni and other

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Joel C.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Joel C.

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What inspired you to participate in a Birthright Israel DC community trip? Growing up I was fortunate to have the chance to travel to Israel on school trips, on a community service trip, and with my family multiple times from 8th grade through 12th grade. When I went to Syracuse University a good amount of

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