Young Leadership

New York | Los Angeles | Atlanta | Central RegionNew England | Midatlantic Region | Greater Miami | San Diego | Texas

The Young Leadership Division (YL) of FIDF provides individuals ages 21-40 the opportunity to become involved in the organization’s work while socializing and networking with their peers. YL sponsors events throughout the year, such as community-wide Shabbat dinners and parlor meetings with visiting soldiers, to raise awareness about FIDF’s various programs. YL also hosts fundraising parties at local hot spots that attract hundreds of guests. YL allocates the funds it raises at these events to support various FIDF programs.

National Young Leadership Director: Bari Lovi | 646-274-6941 | bari.lovi@fidf.org
Development Associate of National Young Leadership: Nurit Lavie | 347-662-3312 | nurit.lavie@fidf.org

Young Leadership Upcoming Events

Articles & Past Events


Westchester_2014
National Young Leadership Mission to Israel

Over 20 members of Young Leadership hailing from all over the US recently returned from the 2016 YL Mission to Israel.  The group traveled across the country for 9-days, spending time with other YL supporters and visiting numerous IDF military bases along the way.  Participants had the opportunity to meet hundreds of active duty IDF soldiers, share words of inspiration and support, and see firsthand how FIDF directly impacts their day to day lives.                       READ MORE     CLICK HERE FOR FACEBOOK PHOTOS

 

Westchester_2014YL - NY Celebrate Israel Day Parade


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! 
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

 


Westchester_2014
YL - NY March Newsletter


It's been an action packed month for Young Leadership - New York (YL-NY) and we're excited to share a recap of what's been happening. From an emotional evening at the National NY Gala Dinner to the festive Purim party, the week was filled with meaningful interactions with IDF soldiers and marked a powerful show of support for our community.  READ MORE



Westchester_2014Friends 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! 
CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS 

 


Westchester_2014
The 13th Young Leadership Gala - December 5th


On Saturday, December 5th, FIDF YL-NY celebrated our Bar Mitzvah at our 13th Annual Gala, the largest Young Leadership event and biggest fundraiser of the year.  Close to 1,600 young professionals from every industry - finance, real estate, legal, medical, arts, media, etc. – gathered at Metropolitan Pavilion and joined in celebration.  This year’s Bar Mitzvah theme lived up to the pre-event excitement and was especially festive, featuring live entertainment and Bar Mitzvah dancers, wax hands, gourmet food and drinks, the Horah and casino-style gambling with over $120,000 in luxury raffle prizes.  The most successful gala yet, we sold out days before and raised over $550,000 for the IDF Iron Trails Brigade.  A special thank you to our fantastic Gala co-chairs, wonderful Gala Committee, and supportive attendees for helping to make the evening such a success!  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE





View older article & events  

 

Young Leadership Officers and Executive Board

  • Ashley Emrani - President
  • Lemor Balter - Chairman
  • Alexandra Faivus - Vice President
  • Douglas Bunim - Treasurer
  • Amanda Berman - Secretary
  • Alex Berman - Executive Board Member
  • Brian Mermelshtein - Executive Board Member
  • Jane Oster - Executive Board Member
  • Daniel Schor - Executive Board Member
  • Nicole Schubert - Executive Board Member

Young Leadership Board Members

  • Debbie Abramson
  • Linda Baharestani
  • Lexi Bakhash
  • Jonny Benrimon
  • Matt Brunwasser
  • Jeremy Burke
  • Sharon Chadi
  • Arielle Cole
  • Jake Dardashtian
  • Jonathan Friedman
  • Matt Gelles
  • Dan Haskell
  • Talia Hermesh
  • Zach Kadden
  • Jeff Kashi
  • Andrew Klaber
  • Lini Klatt
  • Lini Klatt
  • Ariel Kreisler
  • Rachel Kwal
  • Erica Lichy
  • Jake Mansher
  • Benjamin Mayo
  • Shiran Melamed
  • Natasha Moradi Boutehsaz
  • Scott Nadler
  • Andrew Rafii
  • Michelle Sassouni
  • Eric Sobel
  • Sam Stein
  • Avi Sutton
  • Kamran Yaghoubzadeh
  • Doreen Zehavi

*Past President

    • Lemor Balter – Past President
    • Jeremy Shure – Past President
    • Adam Tantleff – Past President
    • Tony Felzen – Past President
    • Howard Schor – Past President

** Past Chairman

    • Jane Oster – Past Chairman
    • Jason Schwalbe – Past Chairman
    • Tony Felzen – Past Chairman

 
Get Adobe Flash player

Copyright © 2014 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
p: (212) 244-3118 | f: (212) 244-3119 | fidf@fidf.org

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.