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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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Young Leadership Spotlight: Cheryl P.

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Cheryl P. was part of The Jewish Federation’s ConnectGens Fellowship in 2012 where she came up with the Minyan of Thinkers venture. This program is for analytical, bright, passionate Jewish thinkers in the DC area to come together and discuss the most serious, contemporary issues for our community. Watch her presentation. How did you get involved

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Adam R.

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What made you decide to go on the Birthright Israel: DC Community Trip? When Birthright Israel expanded eligibility to include Jews who had been to Israel before, I knew I had to apply. But the choice to go on the DC Community Trip happened much later. After thinking aboutmy connectedness to the Jewish community in

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Jonathan S.

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Growing up and in college – what was your involvement in Jewish life? Growing up, I was very involved in Jewish life. I went to Gesher Jewish Day School and Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.  I was also active in USY and BBYO. When I got to college I went on Birthright, but then I

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Mitch M.

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Growing up and in college – what was your involvement in Jewish life? Jewish culture was a part of my life for a lot of my childhood, whether I knew it or not. I went to The Gan, Adas Israel’s pre-school, and to the DCJCC summer camp as a young child. I went to Hebrew

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Rachel S.

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Rachel has a passion for connecting her peers to Israelis through Reverse Mifgash. In 2011, Rachel went on a Birthright Israel: DC Community Trip. On the trip, she made new friends, both American and Israeli. Sitting side-by-side with the Israelis, she learned more than she expected she could about the country’s culture, history and people.

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