On Sunday, April 28, 2019, 135 family and friends gathered at Westchester Jewish Center for the J-Teen Leadership Tikkun Olam Fundraiser celebration, honoring the Goldstein Family and the graduating J-Teen Leadership seniors. J-Teen Leadership, a program of UJA-Federation of New York, provides a platform for teens to develop a collective voice, address issues confronting society, connect to one another and be change agents in repairing the world.
The Goldstein Family has been an integral part of J-Teen Leadership since its inception. Adam is currently an executive board member and philanthropy co-chair. Josh spearheaded J-Teen Leadership’s Slingshot Award, and before that, Zach was instrumental in the Westchester expansion. Tara has served on the Parent Advisory Group since its launch and Wayne was UJA’s Westchester Regional Chair during J-Teen Leadership’s infancy. The Goldstein family believes that J-Teen Leadership plays an essential role in empowering teens to lead through community service.
In addition, 21 J-Teen Leadership Circle seniors were recognized for their commitment and involvement over the past four years. Thirty-five J-Teen Leadership teen board members, who will lead the organization in the upcoming 2019-2020 year, were also inducted at the event.