120 Young Philanthropists Step into Spring and Support Israel at Manhattan Soirée
NEW YORK, N.Y., March 30, 2022 — More than 120 young philanthropists in the tri-state area who share a passion for the land and people of Israel attended Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) JNFuture Spring Cocktail Party at the Ronald S. Lauder JNF House on the Upper East Side on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
JNFuture NYC board: Ari Meridy, Alexander Szikla, Michele Rabinovitch, Ari Rubinstein, Matthew Amsterdam, Amanda Shane, Rachel Firestone, Sierra Stone
The young professionals between the ages of 22-40, who share a deep bond with the Jewish homeland and a passion for tzedakah (charity), enjoyed an open cocktail bar, delicious food, and networking while learning about JNF-USA's impactful work in Israel that is improving the quality of life for residents in Israel’s Negev and Galilee regions and helping secure a vibrant future for Jewish people everywhere. The event was chaired by Allison Fine, Alison Ederer, and Eric Schwartz.
“We had an amazing turnout with lots of new and familiar faces,” said Event Chair Allison Fine. “The JNFuture community is growing fast, and we are so excited for what’s to come!”
Attendees also took a moment to acknowledge the atrocities taking place during the war in Ukraine and were briefed on how Jewish National Fund-USA’s affiliates in Israel, including MAKOM, Nefesh B’Nefesh, Green Horizons, and the Lauder Employment Center, are providing humanitarian assistance, helping refugees find safety, and setting them up for a successful future.
John Tolley, Monica Tolley, Olga Korovina, Margarita Karpman, Marina Karpman
The organization’s affiliates are providing support, including sending busses to evacuate refugees, providing care packages and hygiene products to mothers with small children, raising money to support families for six months upon arrival in Israel, and providing job counseling and job placement services to help adults find work. JNF-USA is also planning to support these refugees in the long term after the Ukraine crisis no longer makes the front pages of our newspapers, ensuring that they have a home and a community where they can prosper.
JNFuture will be hosting its second signature event of the year, Shabbat in the Park, on Friday, June 10, at the Central Park Zoo. The event’s theme is “Glow in the Park,” and will feature a VIP Reception and Sea Lion show prior to the dinner.
To get involved with your local JNFuture community of young philanthropists who share a commitment and passion for Israel, contact Michele Rabinovitch, JNF-USA’s Associate Director, JNFuture, at email@example.com or 212.879.9305 x506.
Event Chairs, Eric Schwartz and Allison Fine
Daniel Lahijani, Joshua Lahijani, Jon Harari, Kayla Lahijani, Allison Bachner, Ilana Portner, Matthew Fox
Dean Aroety, Alexander Szikla, Sierra Stone, Benjamin Pincus, Ari Rubinstein
Eric Swerdlow, Michael Nemirovksy, Daniel Lahijani, Ilana Portner, Joshua Lahijani, Matthew Wels On bottom Batyah Schneiderman, Kayla Lahijani, Eliana Rando
Arielle Landau, Danielle Schuman, Lani Davidoff
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About Jewish National Fund-USA
JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure and programs that support ecology, individuals with special needs, and heritage site preservation.