South Florida - B'nai B'rith Young Leadership Network
In early November, South Florida’s Young Leadership Network kicked off with organizational meetings with B’nai B’rith young leadership program staff and several young professionals and local leaders.
These meetings lead to a Launch Party, at the Blue Martini, in Ft. Lauderdale. It was a success with about 25 people attending and expressing interest in getting more involved in the organization.
After a few phone meetings and many emails between staff and promising new YLN members, a Shabbat Dinner was scheduled for Friday, January 9th, 2015, at B’nai Torah Congregation, in Boca Raton. The participants included new leaders of the core group, B’nai Torah Congregation’s young professional group, and JConnect of South Florida.
The dinner, sponsored by B’nai Torah Congregation, was a huge success with over 75 people attending. More interest was shown in the organization and plans are underway to organize a future Shabbat dinner at B’nai Torah.
Their next event is a community service project, at the B’nai B’rith Senior Housing Apartments in Deerfield Beach, on Sunday, March 8th. Young leaders will demonstrate how many different cultures use masks and then help them to decorate masks of their own. Hamantaschen will be served in honor of the holiday of Purim, which is March 4-5th.
If you would like to learn more or get involved, please contact Danielle Ross at BBYLNSouthFlorida@bnaibrith.org