Spotlight on National Young Leadership Cabinet’s Mission Trip to Israel: Ben Kogut
NYLC at the ORT school in K’far Silver. Curtesy: Ben Kogut
By Alachua Haskins
National Young Leadership Cabinet is Jewish Federation of North America’s premier young leadership development program that educates and connects the next generation of global Jewish leaders and philanthropists. Cabinet trains and inspires the most promising young volunteers ages 30-40 for positions of leadership in the Jewish community. It also provides tools for participants to better themselves and their capacity as leaders through continued learning, reflection and action over five years.
In Austin, there are three current Cabinet members. One Cabinet member, Ben Kogut shared details about his recent mission trip to Israel and what makes Cabinet special to him.
The Jewish community also came together to create their own ambulance system to serve everyone, not just Jews, and I was really inspired by that. I also take part in a yearly retreat specifically for real estate professionals. There are about 40-50 people who go to Colorado ever summer for networking and professional development. It is one of my favorite Cabinet experiences.”
What would you tell someone thinking about joining Cabinet?
“If you are somebody who enjoys being involved in the community and wants to take your leadership to the next level, this opportunity is as high as it gets on the young leadership ladder in the Jewish community! You’ll be able to meet people from across North America, build deep relationships, travel to unique places, and be surrounded by like minded individuals who care not only about their local Jewish community, but about Jews all over the world.”
To learn more about Cabinet and apply to join, contact Alachua Haskins at alachua. email@example.com.
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