Before you light the Chanukah menorah, I would ask you to consider making a gift to JICNY.
I'll let you in on a secret. We do not fund our bare-bones budget from our events. We usually just seek to cover the direct costs of the event. But we exist as an organization, holding hundreds of programs a year, through the generous support of donors like you.
Please consider making a special Chanukah contribution right now - click here to make a general donation or click here to sponsor a specific program.
As 2016 comes to a close, on behalf of our entire board, I would like to thank Sharon & Sinclair Haberman for opening their home for our annual fundraiser held earlier this month. It was a great honor for JICNY to present awards for leadership in the Jewish community to four deserving young professionals (see photo below).
If you were unable to participate, you can still make a contribution in honor of the honorees this Chanukah – please click on their names (David Bratslavsky, Dan Davidson, Elysa Goldman,
We are looking forward to offering a 5-week Hebrew Crash course starting in January in conjunction with National Jewish Outreach Program. If you are interested in participating, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org Bari Lyman, the author of Meet to Marry will also be joining us for a winter gathering- stay tuned for more details.
On behalf of all of us at JICNY, I thank all of you who give so much of your time and financial resources to the JICNY as volunteers, donors, as well as to our small but highly-productive staff. None of our success would be existent without each of you. Thank you
Happy Chanukah and wishing you all the best for 2016!
JICNY Board Chairman
Is Chanukah already here??
JICNY’s last quarter of the calendar year flew by – here’s a quick recap of the highlights:
The Big Apple Networking Series are programs that JICNY’s Emerging Leadership Board is hosting to highlight how business internationals in New York have become successful and to share best practices. JICNY had the opportunity to have Laurent Morali, President of Kushner Companies, speak in September and Lydia Sarfati, CEO & Founder of Repêchage, speak in November. We are looking forward to announcing our next two programs in the series in 2017.
Our Connections participants (ages 35-50) enjoyed our Black & White Shabbat dinner and gourmet desserts at Lincoln Square Synagogue and our guest speaker, Sgt. Benjamin Anthony, from Our Soldiers Speak. Our next Connections event will be at Chocolate Works on January 10.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our December Annual Benefit Event where we had the privilege of having Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein speak and we honored young professionals in our community.
Our Links participants (ages 25-40) enjoyed our International Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach held at Manhattan Jewish Experience. Our next Links event for ages 20s & 30s will be around the piano at Don’t Tell Mama on January 19, 2017.
We are glad that we have been able to provide our participants with over 200 educational, social and cultural programs in 2016. If you have any suggestions for programs you would like to see JICNY incorporate, please email email@example.com.
We wish you a Happy Chanukah, and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.
Jodi & Gavin Samuels and Steve Eisenberg