FIDF Young Leadership-NY (YL-NY) numbers over 10,000 young professionals in their 20s to late 30s from across the Tri-State region who represent a broad cross section of Jewish observance.
YL-NY is governed by a dedicated group of 40 volunteer Board Members who are responsible for programming outreach activities such as Shabbat Dinners and Parlor Meetings with visiting active duty IDF soldiers. YL-NY also hosts several fundraising events, such as the annual Purim, Beginning and End of Summer Parties.
YL-NY’s Annual Gala, which The New York Observer nicknamed “The Jewish Oscars”, is perhaps one of the most celebrated nights of New York City’s Jewish philanthropic calendar. The Gala attracts 1,500 young Tri-State area professionals who enjoy a night of dancing, live entertainment, delicious food, and casino-style gambling for over $50,000 in luxury raffle prizes.
YL-NY’s Annual Mission to Israel is the division's most important outreach initiative. Each summer, over 30 participants from around the US experience Israel and the IDF from the inside because FIDF coordinates unparalleled access to IDF bases, soldiers, and officials. To view the Mission Movie and download your 2014 mission application, click here.
Make sure to connect with us on Facebook and “Like” our YL-NY for program updates and event information. You can also follow #FriendsIDF on Instagram (hashtag #FIDFYL)
NY-Young Leadership Upcoming Events
Thu, 13 Mar, 2014 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Motivo - 915 Broadway & 21st st.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join FIDF Young Leadership on an unforgettable trip to Israel June 26-July 6 2014!
Join YL and spend 10 incredible days experiencing the journey of an IDF soldier! Enjoy the luxury of an all-inclusive trip, where you will visit elite IDF bases and connect with Israel through the soldier’s eyes.
FIDF Tough Mudder Team 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Join FIDF YL-NY for our second annual Tough Mudder challenge.
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Articles & Past Events
2013 YL Gala a huge success!
Over $500,000 raised at the 11th Annual FIDF YL-NY Gala - A Success for Israel's Soldiers!
YL Enjoys Fall Fun in Support of Israel’s Soldiers!
Hundreds of FIDF YL NY supporters joined together on Thursday, October 24 for FIDF Fall Fun! Held at the lively Stage Forty8 Club, guests enjoyed a festive evening of drinks, dancing and fantastic treats provided by Prestige Catering.
Young Leadership Hosts Intimate Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Asher Aud and An Active Duty IDF Officer!
On September 11th 2013, Friends of the IDF New York Young Leadership, Michael Frank, Jack Kliger, and David Pinto, along with the associates of the Museum of Jewish Heritage hosted an intimate conversation with Holocaust survivor Asher Aud and two active duty IDF Officers.
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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
- Jeremy Shure – Past President
- Adam Tantleff – Past President
- Tony Felzen – Past President
- Howard Schor – Past President
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- Jason Schwalbe – Past Chairman
- Tony Felzen – Past Chairman