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Young Leadership Spotlight: Mitch Malasky & Jeffrey Finkelstein

Young Leadership Spotlight: Mitch Malasky & Jeffrey Finkelstein

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For Young Leadership’s 2018-2019 program year, we’re proud to present a duo that has been in development for decades. Childhood best friends, Mitch Malasky and Jeffrey Finkelstein are taking the reigns as Young Leadership Co-Chairs and we couldn’t be more excited about it! So we asked them, what inspires their work in our Greater Washington

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Rachel & Pete

Young Leadership Spotlight: Rachel & Pete

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While our Washington Capitals are the talk of town right now, there’s another local team that deserves some recognition. Co-Chairs of Federation’s Israel@70, Young Leadership Award Recipients and committed Doing Good volunteers are just a few of the many achievements that Rachel and Pete Federowicz earned this past year. All of their accomplishments in the

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An Unforgettable Trip: Creating Community in Morocco and Spain

An Unforgettable Trip: Creating Community in Morocco and Spain

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By Brian Ashin Co-Chair of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet Study Mission to Morocco and Spain Last Friday I walked in to a synagogue in the middle of Madrid with 140 of North America’s most dedicated young Jewish philanthropists as part of our trip to Morocco and Spain on JFNA’s 2018 National Young Leadership Cabinet

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One Couple’s Unique Journey

One Couple’s Unique Journey

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Des and Ari met in 2010. Because of their diverse backgrounds, the couple has always sought a deeper, shared religious understanding from one another’s individual experiences. In 2017, they traveled to Israel with 19 other couples as part of Honeymoon Israel (HMI), an immersive, nine-day travel program for locally-based cohorts of couples that have at least

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A few words from Federation’s 2018 Network Event co-chair, Matthew Friedson

A few words from Federation’s 2018 Network Event co-chair, Matthew Friedson

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The Network Event is a beautiful and thought-provoking event that brings together the best of business and philanthropy from the Greater Washington Jewish community. This year, The Network Event united 400 Jewish professionals from diverse fields and industries in Greater Washington to serve a common philanthropic cause, while building upon and creating new professional relationships.

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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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