NextGen at Due South, Looking Onward
NextGen hosted its first ever event in Boynton Beach on Wednesday, February 12, at Due South Brewing Co. About 60 young Jewish professionals came to meet, mingle and connect with their peers in the Jewish community in a comfortable, engaging atmosphere. There was no lacking for conversation and good company.
Through NextGen, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County aims to attract and engage the next generation of Jewish Palm Beachers.
Eleven other events have been planned so far this year by a newly created steering committee of about 20 young professionals. These events vary from happy hours, to cultural excursions at art galleries and film festivals, to community service projects and everything in between. Linda Berns and Jeff Rudner are the committee co-chairs. Both are former Emerging Leadership Project (ELP) participants and were noted years ago as rising community leaders. The committee will meet three more times this year.
This year NextGen is involved in sending a Palm Beach delegation to TribeFest, a JFNA initiative where more than 1500 young Jewish professionals spend a few days learning and networking in a specific city. This year’s TribeFest will be hosted in New Orleans March 16-18.
NextGen will partner with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach this summer to organize a Birthright trip in an effort to build its broad network of young professionals in their 20's and 30's, and continues to provide meaningful opportunities for engagement in Palm Beach County’s Jewish community.
NextGen Jewish Palm Beach, a division of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, provides meaningful opportunities for engagement in Jewish community, social and professional networking, volunteerism and philanthropy for Jewish young adults ages 22-40.