Brett Tanzman of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, and Danielle Gross of Phoenix are the Jewish Federations of North America’s incoming National Young Leadership Cabinet co-chairs. They will work together to build young leadership capacity across the Jewish world and strengthen the position of cabinet members in the federation system. Their terms will begin on July 1.
Mr. Tanzman is on the board of trustees of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and chairs its Security Advisory Council. He is vice-chair of the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation in New Brunswick and a past chair for philanthropy of the National Young Leadership Cabinet. He lives in Millburn with his wife and three daughters.
“As we march forward into our 60th year of National Young Leadership Cabinet, my goal as a co-chair of this incredible organization is to continue this amazing tradition by elevating the Cabinet experience and deepening and strengthening the collective communal action throughout the entire Federation system,” Mr. Tanzman said. “The power of this collective is what makes Cabinet so unique and special, and it is this collective that will continue to have an enormous impact on our local Jewish communities, on Israel, and throughout the world — not just today and tomorrow, but for generations to come.”
The National Young Leadership Cabinet, JFNA’s premier young leadership development program, aims to inspire the next generation of global Jewish leaders towards philanthropy, communal engagement, and activism. It has helped form six decades of Jewish leaders and philanthropists and has more than 450 members and 4,200 alumni who foster flourishing Jewish communities across North America and around the globe. In 2022, its members raised more than $3.725 million for their local federation annual campaigns, representing its largest campaign in Jewish federation history.
“Danielle and Brett have demonstrated impressive leadership in their local communities and in Cabinet by increasing overall engagement and philanthropy and by connecting more young leaders to federations’ work,” Ben Schindler said; he’s the group’s senior director. “I have no doubt that Danielle and Brett will follow the tremendous leadership of Cabinet co-chairs Lauren Danneman and Jacob Shapiro and continue to grow our impact and inspire more young Jewish leaders to serve, learn and be prepared to lead. In leading Cabinet’s largest-ever membership, they will galvanize the next generation of Jewish leadership to build flourishing Jewish communities and lead with purpose.”
For more information about the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, go to www.jfedgmw.org.