Young Jewish Professionals (YJP) holds 35 Under 35 Chanukah Gala in New York City

YJP hosted a gala to celebrate the first night of Chanukah and honored 35 young professionals with the YJP Young Leadership Award

NEW YORK, Dec. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Young Jewish Professionals (YJP) hosted its annual Chanukah Gala on December 22nd in Manhattan. For this year’s theme of “35 Under 35,” nominations were accepted from the extended YJP network. Thirty-five honorees, each under the age of thirty-five, were selected to be recognized for outstanding accomplishments in their respective fields and their commitment to giving back to the community. The gala was held on December 22nd in Manhattan.

The event convened a group of the top rising stars in each of YJP’s featured industries, including real estate, finance, marketing/media, fashion/beauty, venture capital/technology, and more. The Honorees were supported by friends, colleagues, and YJP members as they received their commemorative Menorahs.

“We are so pleased to be honoring such an esteemed group of young professionals who exemplify the values that we at YJP strive for. Honesty, perseverance, generosity of spirit, and a commitment to excellence - to name a few,” said Gabrielle Petrosino, Managing Director of Development for YJP, as she addressed the crowd.

Every year YJP brings together an esteemed group of rising stars and leaders in their field. May the perseverance, the value of community and giving back and the unique skill of overcoming challenges guide these 35 young professionals, and all of our members. We are honored to be able to welcome such an amazing group and hope to continue to enrich the lives and professional careers of many more!

More information about the 35 Under 35 Chanukah Gala can be found here.

The 2019 Honorees are:

  • Adam Fromowitz, Managing Director, Vcheck Global
  • Adina Kamkhatchi, Founder, Adina’s Jewels Inc.
  • Alex Lieberman, Co-Founder & CEO, The Morning Brew
  • Alison Zimmerman, Sr. Global Marketing Manager, Calvin Klein Fragrances, Coty Inc.
  • Anna Raginskaya, Financial Advisor, Blue Rider Group / Morgan Stanley
  • Ariel Katz, Co-Founder, H1
  • Avi Abadie, Principal, AMS Acquisitions
  • Benjamin Arabov, CEO & Founder, Grow Enrollments
  • David Bratslavsky, Founder & Managing Partner, IMB Wealth Technology
  • David Lax, President, Solo Energy & Electrical, LLC
  • David Magid, Founder, YSG Solar
  • David Tech, Vice President, M&T Plumbing & Heating Co.
  • Doug Ratner, CEO & Founder, I’d Rather Be With My Dog
  • Eli Stober, Director, FairCap Group
  • Emma Gray, Senior Reporter, HuffPost
  • Gregory Blumenkranz, Account Vice President & Partner, Wittenstein Adelman Lewis Group
  • Ian Wishingrad, Founder & Creative Director, BIGEYEDWISH
  • Jared Sorin, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP
  • Jeffrey Znaty, Director of Multifamily, Kassin Sabbagh Realty
  • Jeff Rosenblum, Vice President, Odyssey Search Partners
  • Jonathan Fine, Principal, Vantage Holdings
  • Juliet Litman, Head of Production, The Ringer
  • Kayla Konovitch, Senior Tax Manager, EisnerAmper
  • Lisa Rozner, Reporter, CBS 2
  • Michael Karfunkel, Financial Analyst, National General Insurance
  • Mickey Penzer, Associate - Real Estate Division & PropTech, The Bachrach Group
  • Mike Jacobson, Vice President, Strategy, Comedy Central
  • Nikki Robinson, CEO & Founder, NOMI Beauty
  • Or Lakritz, Co-Founder, StructShare
  • Peter Stein, CEO & Founder, SporTech Ventures
  • Rom Cohen, Co-Founder & CIO, Airbud Technologies
  • Shira Atkins, Co-Founder & CMO, Wonder Media Network
  • Steven Klein, Co-Founder, Divorce AI
  • Suzanna Grobman, Founder, Pottymints
  • Zara Klaff, Principal, Klaff Family Investments/Foundation

About Young Jewish Professionals (YJP): The YJP Organization is the world’s largest community of business leaders, executives, and investors who teach, mentor, and invest in the new generation of Jewish business leaders. Our community of leaders, executives, and professionals are dedicated to combining their efforts to make the world a better place through goodness & kindness.

Contact: Gabrielle Petrosino
Managing Director, Development
Young Jewish Professionals