400+ Attend YLD Big Event

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Our Biggest 'Big Event' Ever! 400+ Young Leaders Celebrate at YLD's Signature Fundraising Event of the Year.

Thank you #JewishCleveland for an awesome Saturday night at The Big Event, YLD's signature fundraising event of the year! 400+ young adults celebrated our community and our Campaign with drinks, eats, and live music, plus a personal and powerful story from Event Co-Chair, Sam Krichevsky.

When his sister was just six years old, his parents made the decision to flee communist Russia. It was our Federation system that helped his family get a fresh start, here in the United States. Now, he's paying it forward by helping others.

"It is of utmost importance for our generation to be proactively engaged and connected as future leaders," said Sam, who asked guests to stand up if their lives have been touched by the Federation through the Campaign for Jewish Needs.

Stand up if you went on an organized trip to Israel. Stand up if you went to Jewish day school or have a child in Jewish day school. Stand up if you have a grandparent at Menorah Park or Montefiore. By the end, we were all standing up. Shoulder to shoulder. United. This is our community and our Campaign. And when we work together, none of us are alone. Not Sam's family, not our families.

Watch this year's inspiring video and learn more about how you can make a difference in our Jewish community through the Campaign for Jewish Needs. If you have not yet made your pledge, please donate now. Every dollar counts!

Thank you to our inspiring Event Co-Chairs, Sam & Shayne Krichevsky and David & Lindsay Toth, our Host Committee, and Featured Speaker Ted Cohen, Los Angeles music industry executive and former Clevelander. And, thank you to all of our guests for helping make this year's Big Event our biggest and best yet!

We are #JewishCleveland and we are #StrongerTogetherCLE!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors, Leikin Motor Companies and Rock the House. And, thank you to our table host, Creekside Financial Advisors, LLC.

A few moments captured

View all the photos from the event on our YLD Jewish Cleveland Facebook Page

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