Young Leadership

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The Young Leadership Division (YL) of FIDF provides individuals in their 20's to 40's 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.

Director of National Young Leadership: Dan Haskell | 646-274-9641 |

Young Leadership Upcoming Events


Articles & Past Events

Young Leadership - Summer White Party

On Thursday, June 11th, over 600 YL-NY supporters gathered for the Annual Beginning of Summer Party in White at 230 Fifth Penthouse.  The event, co-chaired by Jonny Benrimon, Jeremy Burke, Ashley Emrani, Debbie Konstadt, Shiran Melamed, Scott Nadler, and Deborah Simon, sold out over a week before it took place and raised over $30,000 to benefit the brave soldiers of the IDF.  The party featured dancing, magnetic pictures, a room full of young professionals all dressed in white and an incredible enthusiasm for Israel and its soldiers.  A special thanks to our event co-chairs, the hardworking YL Board members, and everyone else who came out to support what was a very successful evening!  
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Westchester_2014Young Leadership - New York's Israel Day Parade 2015

Friends of the IDF gathered on Sunday, May 31st to march in the Celebrate Israel Day Parade, the single largest communal gathering in the world in support of Israel.  New York’s Young Leadership division invited all FIDF supporters to come out and march up 5th avenue in celebration.  Almost 100 FIDF supporters, along with over 35,000 Israel supporters, participated in the walk, carrying unit flags, banners, and other miscellaneous props for marchers and spectators to enjoy.   Click here for photos


Young Leadership - FlyWheel Event

On Sunday, May 17th, FIDF Young Leadership-NY partnered with Flywheel on East 60th Street to ride in support of Israel’s soldiers for the second time this year.  Event co-chairs Alana Frankfort, Nicole Schubert, Lini Klatt and 50 YL-NY supporters cycled for the brave soldiers of the IDF that sweat for us each and every day!

A special thanks to our event chairs, participants and Flywheel for a spirited and motivating afternoon. We look forward to flying again!

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Young Leadership Officers and Executive Board

  • Lemor Bar-or - President
  • Jane Oster - Chairman
  • Stefanie Cohen - Vice President
  • Douglas Bunim - Treasurer
  • Erica Feldenkreis - Secretary
  • Jake Dardashtian - Executive Board Member
  • Ashley Emrani - Executive Board Member
  • Alexandra Faivus - Executive Board Member
  • Brian Mermelshtein - Executive Board Member
  • Daniel Schor - Executive Board Member

Young Leadership Board Members

  • Natalie Ashoory
  • Jonny Benrimon
  • Alex Berman
  • Amanda Berman
  • Max Born
  • Matt Brunwasser
  • Sharon Chadi
  • Arielle Cole
  • Ariel Deshe
  • Alana Frankfort
  • Jonathan Friedman
  • Matt Gelles
  • Adam Goldberg
  • Zach Kadden
  • Jeff Kashi
  • Andrew Klaber
  • Caroline Klatt
  • Debbie Konstadt
  • Rachel Kwal
  • Shiran Melamed
  • Oren Nhaissi
  • Andrew Rafii
  • Sharona Sanieoff
  • Michelle Sassouni
  • Nicole Schubert
  • Eric Sobel
  • Avi Sutton
  • Nicole Waxman
  • Daniel Wilpon

*Past President

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

** Past Chairman

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

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