About the Young Leadership Western Region
Young Leadership Los Angeles (YL-LA) was founded in 2005 by Ari Ryan, Joseph Simantob, Larry M. Schnaid, and Jon Waterman. YL-LA is comprised of socially motivated and active individuals that provide volunteer support in producing events that help fulfill FIDF’s mission.
YL-LA hosts a range of social and educational events throughout the year designed for young professionals in the greater Los Angeles area. Events include festivals, mixers, Shabbat dinners, Soldier Series, Sunday Shvitz classes, and a National Mission to Israel. The YL-LA Young Leadership Gala is the premiere young Jewish philanthropic event of the year complete with dinner, dancing, live entertainment, and gambling; it brings together more than 1,200 young professionals.
One of YL-LA’s most noteworthy accomplishments includes funding the lobby inside of the Central Synagogue in IDF’s Negev Base, an Outdoor Leisure Corner for the soldiers of Golani Brigade, Lone Soldier flights home, and IMPACT! scholarships for ex-soldiers.
|Johnny Ahdoot||Lishai Kamjoo|
|Leon Benrimon||Gity Kogan|
|Dorielle Birnkrant||Danielle Moses|
|David Cohan||Danielle Mund|
|Eden Cohen||Janel Nour-Omid|
|Maxx Cohen||Justine Nour-Omid|
|Hayley Frankel||Talia Nour-Omid|
|Liz Goldstein||Roxana Pourshalimi|
|Adam Grant||Jimmy Shomof|
|Shardae Hanookai||Rachael Sklar|
Executive Board Members
|Jennie Arad - President||Rob Roig|
|Leeor Braude||Francesca Ruzin - Vice President|
|Chantly Geoulla||Michael Spector|
|Shmuly Goldsmith||Melanie Wiener|
|Yitzy Pearson||Zach Zalben - Chairman|
|Larry M. Schnaid|