NCSY and the Jewish Business Network (JBN) for High School held their opening program October 1st, at the home of entrepreneur and philanthropist David Cynamon. JBN was started in 2009 by an NCSY alumnus at the Schulich School of Business for university students. The vision of the JBN is to create a values based revolution in business by inspiring the next generation of Jewish business leaders to have a deeper connection to Jewish values and their responsibility to the Jewish people and the world. NCSY and the Jewish Business Network (JBN) for High School were hosted by Philanthropist Joe Dwek last month for an evening of insights in entrepreneurship and community leadership.
In 2010, NCSY started this program for high school students as well. There is an executive team of students that run the JBN for Toronto with five chapters in the GTA. The members meet weekly to work on social action projects and to hear from leaders in the corporate world who are also giving back to community in many different ways. The opening event this year was at the home of David Cynamon.
“We are delighted that leaders like David Cynamon and Joe Dwek have invited our participants to learn about responsible business and community leadership, and our participants are looking forward to more of these rare opportunities.” commented Rabbi Avi Levinson, NCSY’s City Director for Thornhill and JBN Coordinator. “Sharing experiences and insight is what JBN is all about.”