More Tri-State Triumphs: Young Leadership NY Highlights 2016 

As 2016 comes to a close, Young Leadership-New York is thrilled to have had another banner year! We continue to grow and can now boast over 10,000 young philanthropists who passionately support FIDF. Thank you for a wonderful year; I can’t wait for all that is to come in 2017!

With warm regards and appreciation,
Bari Lovi, National Young Leadership Director

Please enjoy a few highlights from our year…

YL-NY Launch Event for Inaugural FIDF and Israel Bonds Collaboration in February

Friends of the IDF and Israel Bonds Launch Event

To kick off the first ever collaboration between Friends of the IDF and Israel Bonds, 50 young leadership supporters from both organizations gathered at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz on Wednesday, February 3rd.  In celebration of the launch event, guests mingled and enjoyed light refreshments while listening to military correspondent, Alon Ben-David, share his views and give his insight on the current situation in Israel.  On behalf of both organizations, FIDF YL-NY is very excited to begin this new partnership! 


YL-NY Purim Party in March

YL-NY Celebrate Israel Day Parade in June

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Friends of the IDF gathered on Sunday, June 5th in celebration of the annual Celebrate Israel Day Parade. Despite the rain and bad weather, FIDF YL-NY led the march up 5th Avenue in full gear and spirit, along with the thousands of other Israel supporters.  Thanks to all who came out and continue to support us and our soldiers - rain or shine! 

YL-NY Summer Party in White in June

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On Thursday, June 23rd, YL-NY and over 500 of our most loyal supporters gathered at The DL for one of our favorite parties of the year, our annual Beginning of Summer Party in White! We sold out the event, chowed down on some Soom Soom falafel and Kind Bars, danced and had qwuite the time, all the while raising over $25,000 to support the brave men and women of the IDF.  A special thanks to our event co-chairs Lexi Bakhash, Jonny Benrimon, Jason Berger, Seth Godnick, Robert Jakobi, Ariel Kreisler, Ben Mayo, Noah Meicler, Ariel Oz, our YL-NY Board, and everyone else who joined us on this summer night and helped to make this evening such a success. Click here to check out photos from the event


YL-NY Fall Cocktail Party in October


YL-NY Fall Cocktail Party

Over 550 YL-NY supporters gathered on Thursday, October 13th to celebrate the leaves changing colors and the start of cold weather! Well okay, we may not have celebrated the end of summer but we did celebrate the brave soldiers of the IDF and in typical YL-NY fashion, we sold the event out and raised almost $30,000! Thank you to our very large, amazing group of co-chairs: Shlomit Azoulay, Lexi Bakhash, Arielle Cole, Gideon Drucker, Zach Kadden, Jeff Kashi, Jake Mansher, Abby Reich, Kamran Yaghoubzadeh, Eric Zion who helped us add another successful event to the books!  


 And, of course, our glorious gala in December…


YL-NY Havana Nights-Themed Gala

Congratulations: 14th Annual Young Leadership NY “Havana Nights” Gala 2016 brought more than 1,500 together for a brilliant, retro-chic soiree in support of YL-NY’s adopted “Iron Trails” Armor Brigade, brother and sister soldiers who courageously lead ground forces into battle for Israel’s defense. Read More. READ MORE


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