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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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Young Leadership Spotlight: Marisa Ezrine – our new YL Director

Young Leadership Spotlight: Marisa Ezrine – our new YL Director

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What are you most excited about in your new role as the Young Leadership Director? I am most excited about getting to know all of the wonderful members of the DC young adult community, including you! And would LOVE to grab coffee and learn more about you and find ways you can get involved in Young

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Ally S.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Ally S.

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What was your favorite memory from the 2015 NEXT DC Alumni Leadership Mission? There are too many to name! One of my favorite moments was visiting a city called Lod, which has a very diverse population full of Jewish Israelis (religious, secular, Ethiopian), Arabs and Christians. Our group had the opportunity to visit the Chicago

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Jenny D.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Jenny D.

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What brought you to DC?  I am from Texas and have lived there most of my life. I was in Austin, TX nearly a decade before coming to DC. I was looking for new opportunities and DC had always been appealing. I was up here visiting a friend and while on that trip I decided

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Ben N.

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What inspires you to be involved with and give to Federation? I believe in the work Federation does, and its mission. Federation, to me, is like The United Way of Judaism, where I know my time and donations will be responsibly managed and effectively utilized. I have chosen to increase my involvement so that I

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Carly S.

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Why did you first get involved with Federation’s Young Leadership? I was your average hyper-involved college student – balancing school with an on-campus job, leadership positions in various organizations and volunteer opportunities. Once I graduated from college and the initial appeal of free time wore off, I found myself wanting to engage with other groups

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