About Young Leadership New York
Young Leadership New York (YL-NY) was founded in 2002. Since its inception, YL-NY has grown to a community 10,000+ strong of young professionals ages 21-40. It is comprised of emerging philanthropists from a span of professional trades. We are committed to raising funds to care for the wellbeing of Israel's soldiers.
YL-NY’s fundraising efforts provide IDF soldiers with economic support through the DIGNITY program, much-needed weeks of rest and relaxation, flights home for Lone Soldiers, and much more.
Governed by a Board of 39 dedicated lay leaders, YL-NY offers a diverse range of educational and social activities throughout the year, including parlor meetings with IDF soldiers, Shabbat dinners, large scale events at premiere venues, and a National Mission to Israel. The YL-NY Annual Gala is the premiere young Jewish philanthropic event of the year, boasting an attendance of 1,600 young professionals.
One of YL-NY’s major achievements includes the adoption of the 401st Armour Brigade, Iron Trails, an elite tank unit that leads ground forces into battle. Over $1,615,000 has been raised to care for their well-being.
|Alex Berman – President||Matthew Brunwasser – Executive Board Member|
|Douglas Bunim – Chairman||Jeff Kashi – Executive Board Member|
|Alexandra Faivus – Vice President|
|Brian Mermelshtein – Treasurer|
|Sydney Altschuler||Noushka Green||
|Lexi Bakhash||Brett Jacobs||Harrison Sitomer|
|Jason Berger||Caroline Klatt||Alli Spielman|
|Lauren Bronstein||Ariel Kreisler||Arielle Weingast|
|Jeremy Burke||Jarret Leist||Max Yardeni|
|Simon Elkharrat||Sophie Nathan||Lisa Zelouf|
|Monica Emrani||Jane Oster|
|Rachel Fix||Amanda Paul|
|Matt Gelles||Sophie Polins|
|Tracy Gelles||Matt Salant|
|Ashley Emrani||Adam Tantleff|
|Lemor Balter||Tony Felzen|
|Jeremy Shure||Howard Schor|