Young Adult

Young Leadership Division

The Jewish Federation of Broward County's Young Leadership Division (YLD) will help you connect to Broward's exciting, diverse, and welcoming Jewish community. YLD makes a personal commitment to support the Jewish community both locally and globally and to connect young professionals to Jewish life and to each other.

Get involved in leadership opportunities for Jewish professionals ages 22-40 by attending exciting social and networking events, mitzvah projects and meaningful travel experiences.

To learn more or to get involved, please contact Sydney Gorodetsky Rubin at or at 954-252-6886.

YLD Co-Chairs

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Ariel Deray

Ariel Deray started in our Horizons Young Leadership Program in 2016, and now sits on the Federation Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of the Young Leadership Division. She is a trial attorney at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP.  Being a true Broward County local, Ariel is passionate about giving back to the community where she grew up. 

Allan Altschuler

Allan Altschuler

Allan Altschuler started in our Horizon’s Young Leadership program in 2014, and now sits on the Federation Board of Directors and is the co-chair of the Young Leadership Division. He is an employee benefits advisor at Service Planning Corporation (now a OneDigital Partner). Being a true Floridian & growing up in Broward County he made it a point to get involved and help give back to the community and hep organizations that make an impact on peoples lives.

Giving Levels

$5,000+ – National Young Leadership Cabinet 

The Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) National Young Leadership Cabinet (“Cabinet”) cultivates, trains and inspires the most promising young volunteers for positions of leadership in the Jewish community. Since its founding in 1963, Cabinet has successfully attracted people who lead at the highest levels of Jewish communal life. Members have the opportunity to establish a peer group, network and share best practices, and troubleshoot community challenges to help grow Next Gen engagement at home and deepen commitments to Jewish life and Federation. Cabinet’s focus is to provide the tools for participants to better themselves and their capacity as leaders through continued learning, reflection, and action.

Cabinet is a five- year intensive program and a community designed for people who are at a point where they can dedicate a few hours each month (beyond in-person retreats and experiences) toward their own learning, development, and role within the movement.

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$2,500+ – Herzl League

Herzl League is the premiere giving level within the Young Leadership Division. 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. Herzl Members are invited to attend, co-chair & speak at special Herzl League and Federation gatherings, receive VIP Access at large communal Federation events, and receive an invitation to the Major Gifts Event. Opportunity to receive a Major Donor Mentor in your professional field. It also includes all the Ben Gurion Society benefits.

$1,000+ – Ben Gurion Society (BGS) 

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. Ben Gurion Society Members are invited to attend special and exclusive BGS gatherings throughout the year, including the BGS Cocktails With Community Leaders. Female donors may wear the lovely Morasha pin, and they are eligible to participate in the Women’s Executive Circle. It also includes all Broward Young Leadership benefits.

$500+ – Broward Young Leadership

Broward Young Leadership gives you the opportunity to be interviewed and selected to participate in the Horizons Young Leadership Program, as well as attend JNet Networking Events. Broward Young Leadership members may also attend the Community Campaign Celebration as a VIP. This also includes all A-Dollar-A-Day benefits.

$365+ – A-Dollar-A-Day Club

The A-Dollar-A-Day Club demonstrates your commitment to the Jewish community in Broward County as we strive to improve the lives of Jews in Broward County, Israel and around the world. Members are invited to attend Men’s Nite Out and the Women’s Event. You are also able to attend YLD Happy Hours for free and other events discounted upon making the pledge to the Annual Campaign.

Sydney Gorodetsky

Sydney Gorodetsky Rubin Director, Young Leadership Division & Family Engagement Committee


Horizons is a 10-month Leadership Development program, where up to 30 young professionals have the opportunity to learn about the needs of the Jewish community and the importance of being involved in the Federation. 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.  

The Horizons Leadership Program of the Jewish Federation of Broward County is made possible by the vision and generosity of Shirley Gleichz”l through her Legacy Endowment.

Team Building

Leadership Training

Role of the Federation in the community

Challenges facing Jewish communities here and abroad

2020 - 2021 Co-Chairs

Magali Lukin & Josh Orlan

Karen Zemel

Karen Zemel Director, Jewish Women's Foundation & Horizons Young Leadership Program

Did You Know?

23 young adults graduated from the Horizons Leadership Program.

Upcoming Events

Pre-Shabbat Gathering in Support of Israel

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May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

YLD Happy Hour – Vibe & Flow

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May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Annual Meeting

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May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Horizons Graduation

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June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

YLD Signature Event

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June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lovitt or Leave it

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July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm