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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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Young Leadership Spotlight: Nicole A.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Nicole A.

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Tell us about your new role as Young Leadership Associate and Social Innovation Coordinator. What will you be working on? My role is to engage young adults and help them find an outlet for meaningful involvement with Federation. I am also very excited to have the opportunity to coordinate the ConnectGens Fellowship, a program that

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Young Leadership Spotlight: : Daniela M.

Young Leadership Spotlight: : Daniela M.

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Why are you excited about Impact DC? Impact DC is one of the best parties of the year, and I don’t say that lightly. The venue is gorgeous, the dance floor is huge (I’m an avid dancer) and everyone has a great time.  Everyone’s dressed up and excited, and that all makes for a fun

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Alisa B.

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How did you get involved with Young Leadership? The Jewish community has always been an important part of my life and Judaism is a central part of my identity. My Jewish identity is also tied to my love of Israel. I got involved with Federation because I believe it is the best organization for contributing Read more
Young Leadership Spotlight:  Andrew F.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Andrew F.

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How did you get involved with Young Leadership? I’d been engaged in different ways with a few partner organizations before, but really got directly involved with YL through my brother. Then my roommate, Matthew was helping recruit for the Inaugural Impact DC in 2011 and wanted me to go with him. Hesitant at first, he Read more
Young Leadership Spotlight: Benjamin M

Young Leadership Spotlight: Benjamin M

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Mazel Tov on your new role as Young Leadership co-chair! What are you most looking forward to? Using the position to find a Jewish wife. Kidding. That said, along with my co-chair, the YL Board, and the wonderful professional staff, I am thinking about our ability to reach young couples and young families. We have

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Evan W.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Evan W.

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How did you get involved with the DC Jewish community? I went to Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (JDS) growing up, and was really active in BBYO. One of my earliest memories with The Federation was being at Super Sunday with my family and the rest of the DC community; I must have been

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Karen S.

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How did you get involved with the DC Jewish community? Prior to participating in a DC Community Birthright trip in 2009, I had been totally unaffiliated.  Upon return, I was invited to join the NEXT DC Committee to help engage local Birthright alumni and haven’t looked back since! Six years later, I find myself co-chairing the

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