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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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Young Leadership Spotlight: Emily B.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Emily B.

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Emily will be honored at Federation’s 2016 Annual Meeting as the Jerome J. Dick Leadership Award winner for her exceptional commitment, leadership and dedication to Federation’s Young Leadership. Come out on June 1st to cheer her on at Annual Meeting! How did you first get involved with Federation’s Young Leadership? ​I first got involved with

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Jamie P.

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How did you first get involved with Young Leadership?. After returning from my Birthright Israel trip, I realized how much I didn’t know and wanted to learn about Judaism. I took an adult B’nai Mitzvah class where I learned about The Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership Alumni Leadership Mission and decided to go! As soon as

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Changing Cities, Changing Lives

Changing Cities, Changing Lives

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Waking up in Tel Aviv, it felt like almost any other day in a major city in the United States. Although it was fun getting to know my fellow travel partners, we knew our first real emotional and spiritual challenge was to come today. After some food and regrouping, we set out for our next stop

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Pamela R.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Pamela R.

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How did you get involved with DC’s Jewish community? When I first moved to DC, I signed up for a Shabbat Cluster through the DCJCC. I’m fortunate that I met 2 of my best friends through this experience. Even though our organized events ended after 6 months, it has been nice to see familiar faces

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Matthew F.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Matthew F.

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How did you get involved with DC’s Jewish community? About six years ago, I was asked by my roommate to open up our apartment to an Israeli coming to DC as part of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Reverse Mifgash program – this is a ten-day reverse Birthright Israel experience where Israeli alumni from

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