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.
|Douglas Bunim – President|
|Alex Berman – Chairman|
|Monica Emrani – Vice President|
|Brian Mermelshtein – Treasurer|
|Lauren Bronstein – Secretary|
|Simon Elkharrat – Executive Board Member|
|Noushka Green – Executive Board Member|
|Arielle Weingast Heller – Executive Board Member|
|Sydney Altschuler||Danielle Even||Josh Lunder|
|Alli Spielman Alyeshmerni||Shadi Farahi||Paige Moelis|
|Lexi Bakhash||Rachel Fix||Alex Oanono|
|Colby Berman||Eric Harounian||Amanda Paul|
|Jamie Burke||Josh Kadden||Sophie Polins|
|Michael Celler||Jeff Kashi||Benjamin Shor|
|Katie Chaplin||Caroline Klatt||Harrison Sitomer|
|Jessica Chestler||Arielle Kraus||Joseph Stern|
|Nicole Damaghi||Ariel Kreisler||Ari Weiss|
|Alex Berman||Adam Tantleff|
|Ashley Emrani||Tony Felzen|
|Lemor Balter||Howard Schor|
|Douglas Bunim||Brian Mermelshtein|
|Lemor Balter||Jane Oster|
|Jason Schwalbe||Tony Felzen|