Young Adult


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.  

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

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.

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. 

National Young Leadership Cabinet (NYLC)
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.

YLD Co-Chairs

Sydney Gorodetsky

Sydney Rubin Director, Young Leadership Division & Family Engagement Committee