Welcome to JINSA’s Young Leadership Council

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The JINSA Young Leadership Council (YLC) is a non-partisan, non-sectarian council whose principal mission is to build a vibrant, active, and educated next generation of JINSA lay leadership that can and will effectively support the organization’s mandate to advocate on behalf of a strong U.S. military, a robust national security policy, and a strong U.S. security relationship with Israel and other like-minded democracies. Click here to read the full mission statement.

YLC Events & Opportunities

  • Young Leadership Council Briefing at Israeli Embassy, October 17, 2013

  • YLC Happy Hour with Eric Trager, the Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, February 21, 2013

  • YLC Happy Hour with R. Adm. Terry McKnight, USN (ret.), former Commander of the recently formed multi-national anti-piracy force Combined Task Force-151, December 17, 2012 (Washington, DC)

  • 2012 Fall Board Meeting and Annual Awards Dinner, which honored Sen. Lindsey Graham and featured the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., USN, who presented the Grateful Nation Award, December 3-4, 2012 (Washington, DC)

  • Conference co-hosted with the Reserve Officers Association and the National Defense Industrial Association, “New Technologies for the U.S. Army: Future Prospects and Policy Implications,” October 18, 2012 (Washington, DC)

  • New York Cabinet Luncheon with Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan, IDF, former Commander in Chief of the Israeli Air Force, October 17, 2012 (New York, NY)

  • New York Cabinet Luncheon with Bret Stephens, editor at The Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2012 (New York, NY)

  • YLC Happy Hour with Lt. Gen. David P. Fridovich, USA (Ret.), former Deputy Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and Green Beret, June 5, 2012 (New York, NY)

  • 2012 Spring Board Meeting, with working dinner and Pentagon Fly-In, June 3-4, 2012 (Washington, DC)

  • Working breakfast with Dr. Anat Berko, Israeli terrorism expert, May 7, 2012 (Washington, DC)

  • Conference call with Paul Teller, Executive Director, House Republican Study Committee, and William Danvers, Staff Director, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, May 7, 2012

  • YLC Happy Hour with Navy SEAL, Lt. Cdr. Leif Babin, USN (ret.), March 17, 2012 (Washington, DC)

YLC Event Photo Gallery

Click here to view photos from past YLC Events

YLC 2013 Working Calendar/Info on Chapters

JINSA plans on holding bimonthly events for the YLC, including speakers, networking happy hours, and other excursions. Members of the YLC will also be invited to many JINSA events in Washington, DC, New York, Boston, and elsewhere. Check back soon for a working calendar.

Click here for more information about YLC Membership

YLC Executive Council Members

Lee Rudofsky, Vice Chairman
Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis (Washington, DC)

Matt Baker
Associate for Policy and Special Projects at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (Washington, DC)

Benjamin Gettler
President, Diversified Health & Fitness (Miami, FL)

Zachary Goldman
Executive Director, Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law (New York, NY)

Zachary Hascoe
Director of Capital Markets, WisdomTree Asset Management (London, UK)

Noa Levanon
Ph.D Candidate in Conflict Management and International Relations, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Washington, DC)

Max Meltzer
Retirement Plan Services, The Meltzer Group (Silver Spring, MD)

Michael T. Morley
Climenko Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law, Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA)

Adam Munitz
(Washington, DC)

Adam R. Paulson
Director, Government Relations, General Dynamics Corporation (Washington, DC)

Soraya Rudofsky
Writer (Washington, DC)

Gabriel Scheinmann
Director of Policy at the Jewish Policy Center (Washington, DC)

Scott A. Schlager
BA Candidate at University of Pennsylvania, Urban Studies and Political Science (Philadelphia, PA)

Eric J. Schorr
MA Candidate at the Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya, Israel)