The Collaborative <45


The Collaborative <45 will grow an engaged, committed, educated and invested Jewish community of adults under the age of 45.

Connect with unique events and like-minded Jewish individuals and families in your community through The Collaborative <45’s social, professional networking and leadership development groups.

Need help identifying the best opportunity for you? Email lindsay.hirsch@jewishpalmbeach.org for guidance.

Leadership Committee and Chairs

Alyson Seligman – Chair
• Justin Paul – Vice-Chair (Jupiter) 
Linda Berns – Ad Hoc member (West Palm Beach)
 Jason DelGrosso – Liason to Jewish Volunteer Center
• Adam Kramarow – Ad Hoc member (Royal Palm Beach)
Will Lewis – Liaison to JPN 
Elana Rickel – Liaison to Kol Isha 
Kevin Shapiro – Liaison to ELP 
Geoffrey Stahl – Ad Hoc member (Boynton Beach) 
• Lauren Stuhmer – Ad Hoc member (Palm Beach Gardens)
• Beth Wayne – Ad Hoc member (Palm Beach Gardens) 
Brooke Wiener – Liaison to NextGen



NextGen, powered by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, provides meaningful opportunities for engagement in the Jewish community, social and professional networking, volunteerism and philanthropy for Jewish young professionals and adults.


Kol Isha

Kol Isha, Hebrew for "A Woman’s Voice," was launched in 2013 and is open to all Jewish young women. Through Kol Isha, young women can meet, get involved and make a difference to become leaders of our Jewish community. Kol Isha provides these opportunities through impactful and engaging programs.


Jewish Professionals Network (JPN)

JPN is a powerful network of professionals who live and work in the greater Palm Beaches. Throughout the year, the division provides opportunities for business people to make valuable connections and build relationships. JPN is a way of giving and investing meaningful time to a cause while expanding your professional aspirations.


Emerging Leadership Program (ELP)

ELP is a 16-month program that emphasizes leadership, Jewish peoplehood, and issues related to advocacy and social action. Established in 2009, ELP – powered by Federation’s Mandel Center for Leadership – is a high-caliber initiative to develop the future Jewish community leaders of the Palm Beaches.

Check out The Collaborative <45’s full calendar of events
for Jewish people under 45 in our community.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Good Deeds Day – Various Locations Throughout Palm Beach County.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
NextGen Presents: Monthly Mingle – Palm Sugar, West Palm Beach
Friday, April 28, 2017
Kol Isha’s 3rd Annual Shabbat Dinner – At Beth Wayne’s home
Thursday, May 18, 2017
NextGen Presents: Monthly Mingle – Rocco’s Tacos, West Palm Beach
Thursday, June 29, 2017
NextGen Presents: Monthly Mingle– Location TBD, West Palm Beach

Please note: Dates/Times/Locations subject to change

Jewish Families

Our community provides local families with opportunities to meet one another through low-barrier, high-quality Jewish programs at a variety of locations around the county. Check out what's happening in Palm Beach for Jewish Young Families. Bring the whole family. Hope to see you there! Click here.

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For more information contact Lindsay Hirsch, Director of Young Adult Engagement at 561.242.6638 or lindsay.hirsch@jewishpalmbeach.org.

*NOTE: The Collaborative is not a group. It is the governing body.*

Community Resources for You

Find a community synagogue that’s perfect for you and your family.

Learn about PJ Library®, a unique initiative through Federation’s partner Freidman CJE that sends free Jewish books to young families.

Connect with Federation’s amazing partner agencies:

When are the holidays this year? See a full calendar of Jewish holidays and other important dates.

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