Aaron grew up in Boston and received his B.A. in History in 2007 and M.A. in Secondary Education in 2008, both from American University in Washington, D.C. After teaching history at a public school outside of Boston, Aaron transitioned his career and began working at The David Project, a non-profit organization that helps shape campus opinions on Israel. As the High School Curriculum/Program Manager from 2009-2012, Aaron was responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with Jewish Day School teachers all over North America. During his tenure, he edited, researched, and re-constructed their entire high school curriculum, Israel and the Middle East, the Conflict in Context. In the summer of 2012, Aaron left The David Project to go back into the classroom and teach at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD where he teaches European and Middle East Jewish history. During his free time, Aaron coach’s boy’s soccer and girls basketball at JDS, explores DC with friends, and of course roots for his Boston sports teams.
Want to connect to JNFuture in Washington, DC? Contact Aaron Bregman - National Education Co-Chair
Lauren Kaufman-Bergmann (Washington, DC) serves as Chair of the JNFuture National Board. She is Senior Vice President at the Katz Watson Group, a political fundraising consulting firm where she has been since a 2007 internship. Deeply passionate about growing the next generation of leaders, she is co-creator of JNFuture’s Washington D.C. chapter and participated in numerous JNF events and missions.
Want to connect to JNFuture in Washington, DC? Contact Lauren Kaufman-Bergmann - Chair
Stephanie Kelman is the current JNFuture National Board Vice-Chair, and helped form the Arizona JNFuture chapter, which now has over 70 members. She has also attended several JNF National Conferences as well as participated in the inaugural foundations of JNFuture. In addition to her work with JNF, Kelman spent the first five years of her career working at the headquarters of Abercrombie and Fitch in Columbus, Ohio. She has a degree from Georgetown University in International Business and Marketing, and remains committed to spreading her dedication and passion for Israel to her peers.
Want to connect to JNFuture in Portland, OR? Contact Stephanie Kelman - Vice Chair
Jessica Levine is a first-year MBA candidate at Columbia University. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a B.A. in Urban Studies and from Oxford in 2010 with an MSc in Evidence Based Social Interventions. At both universities, Jessica served on community development boards. Jessica worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a Leadership Fellow in operations, finance, and strategy. Previously, she was a program coordinator for a global education non-profit and a consultant for an international communications and strategy consultancy. Jessica is the Chair of JNFuture New York, sits on the board of JNFuture National, and serves on the Whitney Contemporaries Committee.
Want to connect to JNFuture in New York, NY? Contact Jessica Levine - National Conference Chair
Civia Caroline grew up on the east coast in the suburbs of Philadelphia and then moved to NYC to attend Barnard and begin her career in the music industry. Civia lived in NYC for 10 years doing marketing and artist management before she decided to move to the warm LA sunshine. Civia has continued her career in the music industry on the west coast and recently left the company she was with to venture out on her own doing freelance music & brand marketing. In addition to her love for music and all things marketing, she is passionate about the Jewish community, causes to make the world a better place, and of course, about Israel. Civia currently serves on the board for the LA chapter of JNFuture, as well as the JNFuture National Board.
Want to connect to JNFuture in Los Angeles, CA? Contact Civia Caroline - National Marketing and Social Media Chair / JLIM 2015 Co-Chair
Simon Schwartz is a partner in Strategic Resources Group, LLC (SRG) a healthcare trade association management consulting company, where he co-manages the day-to-day operations for three state trade associations which provides legislative and political strategy consulting, fundraising consulting, and event/marketing consulting. After being introduced to JNF 2013, Simon found an organization that aligned with his love for Israel. Simon spearheaded the visibility of JNFuture in Denver along with his local committee with two larger scale events and a concerned effort for personal communication of leadership with community. Simon's involvement with Israel started at a very young age with trips with his family along with organized programs to Israel.
Want to connect to JNFuture in Denver, CO? Contact Simon Schwartz - National Membership Chair
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