The Network

As a hub of business, diplomacy, and thought leadership, what happens in Washington, DC matters—on both a national and global scale. Given the Jewish community’s pivotal role in this influence, the Network provides a space for professionals to come together and exchange ideas on a myriad of important topics. Through this, we aim to emphasize the vital role that business professionals play in ensuring a strong and vibrant Jewish future.

No matter your profession, the Network is the perfect platform to meet and engage with like-minded individuals through meaningful and innovative programs, events, and leadership opportunities. Under the direction of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Network helps to ensure that the Jewish community will continue to thrive and propel the Greater Washington area forward.

Lawyers Division

The Lawyers Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Network is committed to bringing together Jewish legal professionals in the DMV for unique networking, programmatic, and learning opportunities. The Lawyers Division convenes lawyers, judges, political leaders, and business professionals. Participants meet new people in these areas and exchange perspectives on the law and the business of law. They also learn about the impact that lawyers and lawyering skills have and can have in our community, including exposure to opportunities to serve those in need through Jewish community-organized legal service non-profit groups such as Tzedek DC.

Through strategic programming we will ensure a multi-generational connection within this group, linking senior professionals with entry to mid-level professionals, while creating a pipeline of community leadership amongst the latter population. Ultimately, this group will gain a further understanding of the important role that Federation plays in the community and the power of their philanthropic dollars in creating and maintaining a vibrant Jewish Washington.

For questions, please contact Ilana Matheson at [email protected].

Upcoming Events

Lawyers Division Leadership

Co-Chairs, Young Lawyers Committee
Michael Weinberg, Associate, Sidley Austin
Jared Sands, Associate, Veneable

Young Lawyers Committee
Daniel Bornstein, Associate Director, Chesapeak Bay Foundation
Daniel Cohen, Litigator, Elias Law Group
Remi Forster, Associate, Ain & Bank
Jonah Nagrotsky, Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren
Marissa Perlmutter, Associate, Ballard Spahr

Real Estate

In DC, MD, and Northern VA, Jewish real estate professionals are at the apex of community-oriented philanthropic leadership. Network’s Real Estate Division is the multi-generational hub for commercial/residential real estate, construction, and design professionals who are passionate about the Jewish community. Its goal is to provide a platform for industry leaders to share their passion and dedication for our community with a new generation of leaders, empowering the leaders of tomorrow to join them in taking an active role in shaping the future of our community. Together, we will build on the collective mentality that the Jewish real estate community has played a vital role in building and growing Jewish Greater Washington and showcase the impact that investing in Federation has on its continued growth.

For questions, please contact Ilana Matheson at [email protected].

Upcoming Events

On September 30, 2021, The Jewish Federation’s Real Estate Division honored Robert P. Kogod with the inaugural Community Builder Award for his vision for and immeasurable impact on both the Real Estate and Jewish communities. Learn more about Cornerstone.

Real Estate Division Leadership

Co-Chairs, The Network’s Real Estate Division
Wendy Feldman Block, Executive Managing Director, Savills
Alisa Brem Rosenberg, Managing Director, Republic Properties Corporation

Real Estate Committee
Lisa Benjamin, Senior Managing Director, Newmark
Meg Raker Brown, Associate, Holland & Knight
Adam Ducker, Chief Executive Officer, RCLCO Real Estate Advisors
Nick Gordon, Associate Vice President, MRP Realty
Brian Gould, Managing Director, Berkadia
Emily Heppen, Senior Director of Leasing, Finmarc
Barbara Miller, Director of Business Development, Davis Carter Scott Design
Barbara Wachter Needle, Attorney and Partner, Reno & Cavanaugh
Scott Nudelman, Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Vitrian

The Network Co-Chairs
Max Sandler, Principal, Tidewater Mortgage Services, Inc.
Janis Schiff, Partner, Holland & Knight

The Network Council
Brad Lackey, Principal and Managing Director, Tiedemann Advisors
Engagement and Acquisition Chair

Eva Davis, Real Estate Agent, Compass
Matthew Friedson, Managing Director, Risk Strategies Company
Nick Gordon, AVP, MRP Realty
Kerry Iris, Principal, CEO, KIK Investments
Joel Regignano, Director, Bozzuto
Ally Sherman, Director, DHR Global
Network Council

To learn about corporate sponsorship, or for any other questions, contact us at [email protected] or 301-230-7204.