Young Leadership Division

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About YLD

Young Leadership Division, YLD, is where young professionals connect, to Jewish life and to each other. YLD hosts exciting social and networking events, meaningful travel experiences, mitzvah projects and provides leadership opportunities for Jewish professionals ages 21-40. YLD makes a personal commitment to support the Jewish community both locally and globally.

The Jewish Federation of Broward County's Young Leadership Division will help you connect to Broward's exciting, diverse, and welcoming Jewish community. 

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Sydney has been working for the Federation since June 2016 as the Director of Young Leadership Division and Family Engagement Committee. She is a UF graduate and has her Master in Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University. Sydney's favorite part of working for Federation is having the opportunity to meet and work with people in the Broward community and showing them what incredible projects Federation supports.

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Leadership Opportunities

Ben Gurion Society
BGS is a national donor recognition society for young adults ages 25-45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to Federation as a sign of their commitment to leadership in the community. A Step Up to Ben Gurion Society is offered as well, donors can donate $500 in year one, $750 in year 2 and $1000 in year 3. 

Herzl League
Herzl League is the Major Gifts of the Young Leadership Division (YLD). Members, are young adults between the ages of 22-40 who make a contribution of $2,500 or more to the Federation as a sign of their commitment to leadership in the community. A Step Up to Herzl League opportunity is also offered, where donors can donate $1,500 in year one, $2,000 in year 2 and $2,500 in year 3. As a Step Up to Herzl League member you are automatically considered Herzl League. 

A 10-month Leadership Development course, where up to 30 young professionals get to learn about the needs of the Jewish community and the importance of giving back to the community. Each monthly class takes place at a different beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, and allows participants to develop leadership skills, expand knowledge in challenges and opportunities within the Jewish community, as well as build a network and social relationships with peers in the class. For more information email Karen Zemel


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