Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Connects Generations

Nearly 100 young professionals and established leaders in the DC-metro area enjoyed a night of networking and an informative panel discussion at the launch of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s ConnectGens program on January 19, 2011.

The event, featuring three local, young entrepreneurs, was moderated by Danny Krifcher, Former Executive Vice President, AOL.
Panelists included:

– Erik Kimel, Founder and CEO, Peer2Peer Tutors
– Jonathan Neman, Co-Founder and CEO, Sweetgreen
– Micha Weinblatt, Founder and CEO, Crooked Monkey

ConnectGens is a sub-committee of The Network that helps build connections between promising young professionals and established professionals within the Jewish community. These motivated, talented, and promising young Jewish professionals have already made a significant contribution to the community through donating, fundraising, volunteering, and showing the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become effective future lay leaders.  The program, co-chaired by Michael Newman and Jason Langsner, was born in Jerusalem during The Federation’s Inaugural Birthright Alumni Leadership Mission.  Applications for the 2011 Mission are now available.

For more information on ConnectGens, visit or for information on the Birthright Alumni Leadership Mission, visit

ConnectGens | Young Jewish Entrepreneurial Panel from ConnectGens on Vimeo.

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