Young leaders are teaming up to support students as they enter their careers. With a commitment to engaging young Jewish adults in ways that are meaningful to them, Jewish Federation’s Ben Gurion Society has joined forces with Hillel BC to create a mentorship program for students at Hillel.
As the brainchild of BGS member Brent Davis, BGS and Hillel BC are engaging with students and offering them insight into what working in specific careers may look like so that they can make a more informed decision about their future. “Through my work in the community, I realized that a lot of folks want to give back by offering guidance and mentorship. However, they often do not have the connections to programs that provide this type of advice,” said Davis.
The partnership between BGS and Hillel BC not only provides guidance to the next generation of community leaders, it fulfils our young philanthropists’ desire to give back beyond tzedakah.
“I am hoping to see this program continue to thrive, as the long-lasting relationships created will allow folks to continue to give and receive the support they need in their careers,” explained Davis.
The program has been highly successful connecting students with community members who are working in the field students are interested in exploring. The conversational sessions have brought in young professionals to share their experiences in various industries, such as law, medicine, and real estate, and have been a starting point in creating strong relationships and opportunities for the next generation of Jewish leaders.
What is the Ben Gurion Society?
The Ben Gurion Society (BGS) is Jewish Federation’s national donor recognition program for young professionals ages 25-45 who support our community through the Federation Annual Campaign with a gift of $1,000 or more. BGS members embody David Ben-Gurion’s legacy of young men and women who use their passion and resources to build a stronger Jewish community at home, in Israel and around the world.