JICNY Newsletter, Aug 2013


Jewish International Connection

Second edition; July-August 2013

Who's Who at JICNY

Alana Tendler, Executive Director JICNY

This month, we introduce Alana Tendler, the newest member of our JICNY team. In October, Alana will join our organization as the Executive Director of JICNY. Originally from Short Hills, a suburban town in New Jersey, Alana currently lives in Manhattan. Raised in a Jewish household, Alana's childhood is filled with memories of weekly Shabbat dinners and holidays with family, fun, delicious food, all associated with a feeling of warmth, love and community that she has worked to maintain in her adult life.  

Alana is a lay leader on the Commission of Jewish Peoplehood of New York at UJA. She also does hands on volunteer work through the Met Council. She has traveled extensively to places including Israel, Australia, South East Asia, Central America and Europe.

Alana is thrilled to work with the International Jewish community and the JICNY team is very excited for Alana to join us!


JICNY in the News

SOURCE: TLVfaces.com

DATE:  July 1, 2013

"One-On-One with JICNY Co-Founder Jodi Samuels"

"I arrived in New York City in September of 2000. Shortly after arriving, a friend from Australia that was studying at Columbia University asked if I could host the foreign MBA students for a Rosh Hashanah meal.

Despite the fact that I was new to New York, I had 36 people over and I realized that there was a need to make connections for foreign Jews living in the city.. Full story here 

Networking corner

On Mon, July 29, 2013, JICNY and Jspace teamed up for an fantastic Networking event for Happy Hour on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel, NYC

Over 300+ guests joined us for an evening of mingling, meeting and relaxing after a long day.


Other JICNY Networking events include:

- JICNY Networking group meetings

- Monthly Speed Networking events



JICNY Mission Statement

Jewish International Connection of New York fosters Jewish identity among young internationals, in their 20s and 30s, through diverse and inspiring Jewish experiences together with NYC Jews. This is achieved through 4 main categories of activities:

• Jewish educational, cultural and Shabbat/Holiday experiences
• Professional and social networking
• Couples and parenting programs
• Israel advocacy programs


Organizational Update

Jodi, Stacey and Alana will be having our strategic planning session in Tel Aviv, Israel. We are very excited about the next stage of planning.

With Stacey managing our programs and Alana as our new Executive Director, JICNY is looking forward to a new, exciting year of growth!



JICNY Newsletter

Letter from the Founders

WELCOME friends, to our second edition of the JICNY newsletter. 

As we head into the Jewish New Year, we feel in our hearts this is a time for reflection and growth. Looking back at the past 12 years of JICNY programming, we have had thousands of success stories of job finding, friendship, matchmaking and community connections.

Starting off our New Year 5774 with a solid team, we are excited to bring you another great year of JICNY programs, events and celebrations!

So take a look at our newsletter and see everything that is happening now at the JICNY!


Steve Eisenberg and Jodi & Gavin Samuels



Support your JICNY Community

Save the Date! Mon, Oct 21, 2013 for JICNY's 9th Annual Gala.

Hundreds of Jewish professionals will be making their way to the Highline Ballroom for the JICNY 9th Annual Gala event.

This year's theme is an international music festival.

Get ready to enjoy great music, delicious food from Prestige Caterers and a silent auction you don't want to miss! We will be supporting the JICNY's efforts and honoring members of our community... dedicated to making a difference.

When: Mon, October 21st, 2013
TIME: 7-11:30 PM
Where: Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th St, NYC
Attire: Party Chic

Every donation counts and your donation says you care.

Even if you no longer live in the City or attend programming, your donations will still pay it forward.

Be part of making our community stronger. Donate now



JICNY Summer Highlight events

Rooftop Happy Hour with Jspace.com


Delaware River Rafting trip


Israel friends reunion party in Jerusalem


Upcoming Fall 2013 Events:

Labor Day retreat

Sukkah party

Drinks Night

Cooking classes

Speed Networking

Women's dating classes

Volunteer and community service

And much, much more...





For a list of all JICNY events:




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