MANATEE -- The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee selected Dr. Joshua Green as its 2014-15 co-chairman designate of Jewish Federations of North America National Young Leadership Cabinet.
Green will begin his two-year term in June with co-chairwoman Beth Kaplan Liss of Kansas City. They will represent Jewish Federation young leadership across North America, which includes 154 Jewish federations in the United States and Canada.
"We're thrilled to see Josh take on such a profound responsibility," said Howard Tevlowitz, executive director of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.
Green, 43, a urologist with Urology Treatment Centers in Sarasota, said he's deeply honored to accept the role.
"But I want to stress this is not about me -- it's about the future of Israel and the Jewish people," Green said.
Tevlowitz said Green's good-hearted nature and unwavering commitment set him apart.
"Few are called to be National Young Leadership co-chairs," he said. "The selection process is rigorous."
The National Young Leadership Cabinet is a local, national and international network of socially conscious Jews in their 20s, 30s and early 40s.
Green's involvement with JFSM began in 2008 when he went on a mission to Israel and got a first-hand look at the work JFSM does there, including building schools, hospitals and eldercare facilities. When he returned to Sarasota, he said he was hooked.
In 2009, he was asked to join the JFSM board. Green helped develop JFSM's Young Adult Division, which now provides creative outreach initiatives and social opportunities for young Jews in the Sarasota-Manatee region.
Green lives in Sarasota with his wife, Julie, who is also a member of NYLC, and their three children.
Information: 941-371-4546 or visitjfedsrq.org.