Meet The Network Team
Director, The Network
Ned joined The Jewish Federation as a Senior Philanthropic Officer in August of 2017 and became the Director of The Network in May of 2018. Originally from Princeton, NJ, he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he received his B.A in Political Science. After graduation, Ned moved to Boston where he lived for four years. While there, he worked for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and then spent some time working in higher education while pursuing his MBA. In 2015, Ned took a role at the Jewish Federation of Columbus, Ohio working on their fundraising team.
Ned is extremely passionate about creating a vibrant Jewish community and ensuring Jewish continuity; he feels that Federation provides the best platform to make this – and so much more – a reality. He is excited to enhance The Network’s visibility as a hub for professionals in Greater Washington, a community that has been built and driven by Jewish business leaders.
Ned lives with his wife Danielle and their daughter Tovah in Rockville.
Senior Philanthropic Officer, The Network
Yoav joined The Jewish Federation in August 2016 as a Development Officer for The Network. Yoav’s primary functions focus on building relationships with members of the community, advocating for the Federation’s impact in the Greater Washington area, in Israel and around the world, and bringing Jewish business leaders and professionals together. Yoav has been leading the Real Estate Division since March 2019. His portfolio also includes National Young Leadership Cabinet and other special projects.
Yoav grew up in a small kibbutz in Northern Israel, served in the IDF for three years and was first introduced to Federation in 2006, when he worked as a counselor at Capital Camps, a Federation partner. He later returned for four additional summers to serve in various roles at camp. After moving to the U.S. in 2012, Yoav spent time on Capitol Hill and worked with the United Nations Refugee Agency. Yoav received a B.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is passionate about the bond between Jewish communities in the U.S. and Israel and is fascinated by the plethora of Jewish backgrounds and experiences of the people he meets.
Development Officer, The Network
Ali joined The Jewish Federation in November 2018 as a Development Officer for The Network. In her role, Ali focuses on building relationships and engaging with community members. She also oversees The Network’s Roundtable, Federation’s group for financial professionals.
Originally from Parkland, Florida, Ali attended the University of Florida where she received her BA in Sociology. Following graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. and immersed in the young and vibrant Jewish community. Before joining Federation, Ali worked at the ADL Washington, D.C. Regional Office as a Development Assistant where she worked closely with community supporters and ADL NextGen. Ali enjoys meeting new people, building relationships and is passionate about connecting with people in the Jewish community.