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Dor Chadash USA, Inc.

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Causes: International, Promotion of International Understanding

Mission: Dor Chadash is a national organization based in New York that inspires a new generation of Israeli and American Jews to make meaningful connections to Israel and with each other. Through cutting-edge, Israel-centric programming in New York and Los Angeles, Dor Chadash is positively changing the way young Israelis and American Jews interact together.

Results: Dor Chadash has built a network of 14,000 people living in the New York City area and produces 40 innovative, Israel-centric events a year.  Dor Chadash is also proud to have recently opened its doors in Los Angeles where DC-LA now produces the highest quality Israel-programming in Southern California.

Programs: To connect the israeli and american jewish experiences through forging a community across continents. To bridge between israeli and american jews who share a mutual passion for israel.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

13

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being an Israeli in NY, I think this is one of the only organizations, that has realized that good culture is the perfect way to unite people.

12

Former staff

Rating: 5

It is truly heartwarming to see how Dor Chadah has evolved and developed from a vision to a wonderful organization affecting a new generation. I am honored and proud to hold the title: the first professional staff member of Dor Chadash! Atara Dzikowski

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They run big, exciting, New York-sized events and should be proud of the bringing together Israelis and Americans in the Big Apple. Everything from networking to parties to intellectual debates are run smoothly and professionally.

14

Donor

Rating: 5

Great team of people, great reach to the Israeli and non israeli jewish events. best social events, great leadership and a lot of care and success for a very young organization.

13

Board Member

Rating: 5

What I really enjoy about DC is that it connects me other people who share the same passion for israel as I do. I have made many great relationships at DC event and know that this organization impacts anyone who gets involved. The DC events really make for a great time while sharing one common goal for all, the love for Israel in the NY area and L.A.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I can honestly say that without Dor Chadash, I do not think I would be as involved with the Jewish and Israeli communities at large both in New York City and in Israel. Through Dor Chadash, I was able to meet a community of like-minded individuals with a passion for learning more about Israeli arts, culture and politics in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. I have supported the organization since its inception and feel proud to now serve on its board of directors.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Jewish professional in New York, I am constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to make our community vibrant and inclusive. Dor Chadash answers that call. It takes the lead in building a community of young Jews by linking us all through a simple common denominator: Israel. The beauty of Dor Chadash is its ability to offer a diversified and varied roster of programs. As someone whose interests lie in many different circles...this is a very exciting organization to be a part of. It's a privilege to be the lead professional at Dor Chadash; an organization with such dedicated and passionate visionaries!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization that provides members with a unique value proposition. Enables members to create, lead and attend innovative Israeli-centric events that cut across a broad spectrum of interests such as Israeli film, politics, arts, and high-tech. Also fosters a strong sense of community. Dor Chadash is a true gift to Israeli and American Jews living in New York City and LA.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started out as a volunteer with Dor Chadash, helping plan parties back in the old days. Now Dor Chadash has become a forum for me to engage my community in a way that makes a tangible difference. I have chaired a Yom Haatzmaut event with over 1700 attendees, as well as small events with 100 attendees - it brings me great satisfaction to contribute to bringing together a room full of like minded people who can connect with Israel and each other. Dor Chadash has enabled me to participate in the strengthening of my community, while at the same time strengthening my leadership skills. The growth of social action at Dor Chadash is a welcome development and future springboard for more community involvement.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dor Chadash is truly a unique organization. It is both an authentic expression of the need for a different type of option to connect with Israel and others who see as Israel as central to their Jewish identity, and an even more authentic expression of young Jews defining, building, and taking full responsibility and leadership for the type of Jewish community they want to build. This organization is full of passion and the creativity equal to the amazing drive of its members and leadership. For once, when we talk about young leadership -- we are really seeing what this means. This is an organization where young adults or doing it all -- conceptualizing all programs, volunteering their time to build the programs from start to finish, and volunteering to lead the organization. There is nothing else like Dor Chadash in the larger American Jewish community -- and maybe not anywhere else in the world either.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is not your average New York Jewish organization! Dor Chadash is known for its extraordinary, cutting-edge, out-of-the-box events that stimulate, motivate and inspire around all things Israel. I have made great friends, and even more so connected with Israel in ways I never though possible from this side of the pond - thank you Dor Chadash!

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I can wholeheartedly say that Dor Chadash has changed the way I interact with my community and that it has significantly enriched my personal and professional circles. Dor Chadash has allowed me to remain "Israeli" in New York. By creating opportunities for Israelis and American who are passionate about Israel to stay connected to Israeli culture, social issues, and other professionals who love and care about Israel Dor Chadash adds significant and immediate value to the people it touches.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dor Chadash has created an inspiring community of Israeli and American Jews who can connect with each other and deepen their connection with Israel. The events are not only imaginative and fulfilling but also force people to think. The recent Run/Walk in support of Israel was a perfect example of bringing together people from across the spectrum to run/walk for Israel and support two great causes (Kids with Cancer and feeding the hungry in Israel) while also building community in NY. One of the challenges the organization will face will be how to stay current, fresh and dynamic.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was first attracted to Dor Chadash because it served a unique purpose that other American Jewish organizations did not address: the need for Israeli, American, and "hybrid" Jews in NYC to connect to Israel in apolitical, meaningful ways. Over the years, we have created a community of over 14,000 young professionals who are able to engage with each other and express our love for Israeli via exciting and unique social, educational, cultural and social action programming. Having such a community in New York helps to define this city as a "home" to many of us; and it enables me and many of my like-minded friends to express our Jewish identity in a way that is vibrant, compelling and meaningful, regardless of our religious affiliations.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Ever since DC was founded, it has provided me with a venue and outlet for my strong feelings for Israel and my judaism. It is a welcoming, diverse, nonjudgemental group of folks who strive to make folks feel comfortable. DC is integral to the fabric of the NY scene and now with expansion to LA the good feelings, accomplishments and programs will have even more of a reach.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I came to NY I was seeking out connections (socially and professionally). One of the hardest things about being here in NYC is feeling alone and disconnected from my support network back home. Dor Chadash has helped me start to build that new network of family, friends and colleagues. Whether its attending a concert of a business networking event, whenever I am at a Dor Chadash event I manage for a few moments at least, to feel like I am in ISrael..which gives me the power to continue to brave the tough New York life. Toda Dor Chadash