Emerging Leadership Project Graduating Class of 2012
The Emerging Leadership Project (ELP) is a product of the desire to create content-based programming for young professionals and the understanding that the future of our community depends upon the strength of this generation’s leadership.
The two-year program is designed to nurture and develop the next generation of Federation and Jewish communal leadership through a series of sessions featuring scholars, philanthropists, volunteer and professional leadership in the Jewish community.
Session topics cover the themes of Leadership, Jewish Peoplehood, and Advocacy and Social action.
This year's ELP graduates were presented at our 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting on May 10, 2012 by Arlene Kaufman and Sanford M. Baklor. Congratulations to:
- Elliot Ellis, an Ivy-league-educated private practice gastroenterologist practicing in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, who hopes that his involvement in the Jewish community helps bring a commitment and compassion for those who may need it most.
- Sam Fisch, owner and operator of down West Palm Beach's Real Estate Solutions and the Sam Risch Real Estate Company, who looks forward to applying his leadership skills and passion for teaching to help the local youth community.
- Adam Hecht, an attorney with Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, who hopes that his involvement with Next Gen Jewish Palm Beach and ELP will ultimately lead to more young Jewish people coming together to make a positive difference in our community.
- Dana Collier Herst, an attorney with Chapnick Community Association Law, a traffic hearing officer, wife and mother, who cares passionately about Jewish early childhood education, and further developing ELP and other outreach programs for young professionals.
- Benjamin Klein, a physical therapist at Jupiter Medical Center, who looks forward to using the skills he developed in ELP to continue engaging young professionals in philanthropy and leadership roles in the Jewish community.
- Joshua LeRoy, owner and managing partner of LeRoy Law, PA, a criminal defense law firm, who is interested in assisting the indigent Jewish community. He is excited about the process of finding the appropriate ways to accomplish this goal.
- Josh Pertnoy, carrying on the family tradition at Shapiro/Pertnoy Companies, who looks forward to continuing to give back to the community's underprivileged people who are in need of better living conditions.
- Marshall Rosenbach, an attorney in private practice focusing on personal injury and commercial ligitation, who looks forward to finding new ways to continue to give back to the community he cares so much about.
- Jonathan Saltzburg, director of The College Bound Program at Caron Renaissance and owner-operator of College Recovery Counselors, LLC, who looks forward to making an impact in the Jewish community through continuing his involvement with Next Gen Jewish Palm Beach and local social service agencies.
- Marc Schafler, a top 50 sales professional specializing in residential real estate in northern Palm Beach County for Remax Properties, who is excited about the development of the new Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens, and hopes to help provide more networking and social engagement opportunities for young professionals.
- Jonathan Schneider, owner of Road Holland Cycling Apparel and Square One Research, who is concerned about our country's diet habits and the impact they have on our health and the environment. He hopes to champion some of these issues in the Jewish community, making a difference in overall society.
- Kevin Shapiro, carrying on the family tradition at Shapiro/Pertnoy Companies, who looks forward to taking on additional leadership roles and promoting social action.
- Seth Sheitelman, counsel with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, who is looking forward to immersing himself in local leadership and philanthropic roles.
- Holly Sokoloff, a part-time independent media and marketing consultant, and full-time mom, who has become actively involved in her son's Jewish preschool and hopes to extend her participation to other children's causes.
- Muriel Strosberg, director of business development for Ideon Advisors, a consulting firm based in Palm Beach, who aims to help strengthen our community as we capitalize on our respective strengths and maximize the use of our resources.
- Beth Wayne, a sales professional in Palm Beach Gardens, who looks forward to getting more involved with the Jewish communit,y and helping to strengthen the programs she and her family are a part of.