Twenty- and 30-somethings want a presence
in nonprofit boardrooms. Will they get it?
Twenty- and 30-something Jews have launched websites and magazines that have challenged the Jewish establishment, harnessed the power of social networking in their social justice work and raised the community’s eco-consciousness. But when it comes to getting a seat at the table — the boardroom table, that is — the gulf between generations has never been more gaping.
For years, Bram Weber amazed people when he disclosed that he — an active AIPAC Young Leadership board member and passionate pro-Israel advocate— had never been to Israel. That changed in 2005, when Weber and his then-girlfriend, now wife Aimee, visited Israel for the first time. "She organized the entire trip," he says. "It was the most unbelievable experience."