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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



On Sunday, February 1st
@ 2:00PM

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Articles & Past Events


Over $500,000 raised at the 12th Annual FIDF YL-NY Gala - IN THE PRESS

1.  The Paramus Post 
5.  Gloucester City News


Over $500,000 raised at the 12th Annual FIDF YL-NY Gala - A Success for Israel's Soldiers!

On Saturday, December 6th, over 1,550 guests joined in celebration at the 12th Annual FIDF NY-YL Gala raising over $500,000 for the IDF Iron Trails Brigade. This year’s carnival themed lived up to the hype, featuring gourmet food, live music, casino and carnival games and offered over $50,00 in luxury raffle prizes.  The largest Young Leadership event of the year, the night was a fantastic celebration of all that NYC’s young professionals do to support Israel’s soldiers.

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2012 National YL Mission Fundraising Campaign

Our goal is to raise $25K for the FIDF Formal Education Program. And we ask our friends and family to join us; whether your donation is $18 or $18,000 – any and every amount will make a difference – especially since NY Young Leadership will match up to $25K of what we raise for the Formal Education Program. To support this initiative, and to start your own personal or team fundraising page, click here

Greetings from the National YL mission to Israel

On Thursday, July 12th the National Young Leadership Mission joined over 400 soldiers from the Nachal Reconnaissance Battalion as well as 60 naval cadets for a truly special evening of friendship and fun at the R&R Facility in Ashkelon. Read More

Young Leadership Meets High Ranking Israeli National Security Delegation

Members of the Tri-State Young Leadership community were invited to join an exclusive briefing with a high ranking Israeli National Security Delegation on Monday, February 27th. Read More

Young Leadership Mission to Israel 2011

This past August, 23 members of the FIDF Young Leadership (YL) community participated in the 8th Annual Young Leadership Mission to Israel. The 11 day trip traced the life of an IDF soldier from his/her first day at the military induction center (Bakum) to training bases around the country and unit posts on the borders.
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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
  • Alexandra Faivus - Executive Board Member
  • Avi Ishofsky - Executive Board Member
  • Brian Mermelshtein - Executive Board Member
  • Daniel Schor - Executive Board Member

Young Leadership Board Members

  • Natalie Ashoory
  • Alex Berman
  • Amanda Berman
  • Robyn Blum
  • Max Born
  • Matt Brunwasser
  • Sharon Chadi
  • Ariel Deshe
  • Ashley Emrani
  • Nicole Eshaghpour
  • Shena Falic Dominitz
  • Alana Frankfort
  • Jonathan Friedman
  • Zach Kadden
  • Jeff Kashi
  • Andrew Klaber
  • Debbie Konstadt
  • Rachel Kwal
  • Shiran Melamed
  • Keri Nadler
  • Oren Nhaissi
  • Gonen Paradis
  • Andrew Rafii
  • Nelly Rosenking
  • Ariele Sabet
  • Sharona Sanieoff
  • Michelle Sassouni
  • Nicole Schubert
  • Eric Sobel
  • Daniel Wilpon
  • Netanel Yaghoubi

*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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