The Tribe. Miami Jews.
A snapshot of our leaders.
Our innovative leaders are well regarded in their professional fields, share a pasion for being a positive force in our community and fully represent Miami's diverse Jewish community. You can check out our leadership youtube video here. Through The Tribe, leaders receive special opportunities to enhance their skills. If you have a passion for community and are ready to lead, please contact us. We are always looking to grow our leadership circle.
Heather Bernstein Yurovsky, a 27 year old Florida-native, is Assistant Director of Marketing for Independence Spirits Co. Complimented by her law background, Heather's creative approach to making an impact in the community has proven to be a great asset to The Tribe's board.
Yossi Bibas is a 24-year-old Israeli-born creative director at a local real estate firm.
Helena Cohen is a 30-year-old business relations manager for a finance firm. She is also the co-founder of The Tribe. Her commitment has helped hundreds “reclaim the sense of community and Jewish identify” that she fondly remembers from her childhood.
Emily Kapit, whose 20s are still fresh in her mind, is the Lead Career Strategist and Head Resume Writer for ReFresh Your Step, LLC, a Miami-based career advisory firm. She is delighted not just that The Tribe exists but that she can be a part of its wonderful work.
Adam Kaplan, MIBA is a 31 year old Ashkenazi Jew with family in Israel. He grew up in South Florida and works as a Business Consultant. Adam proudly attests to how involvement in The Tribe has made his life more substantial, meaningful, and enjoyable. He is inspired to help facilitate growth, wellness, and sustainability.
David Matz is a 31 year old Miami native. David is an attorney who practices commercial litigation with Kozyak, Tropin, & Throckmorton. In addition to the Tribe, he serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Israel Bonds Miami Young Investor Society, and is also on the Israel Bonds National New Leadership Board.
Eric J. Mausner is a public defender at Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
Dean Neiger, is a Belgian Israeli born entrepreneur that migrated to Miami 6 years ago. Having lived and felt anti-Semitism on a daily basis in Belgium, Dean understands the importance of Jewish identity and continuity. "Being able to express and live your Judaism freely is a luxury that many Jews around the world do not have," he says, "Yet paradoxically, this freedom is among the motivators that allow the younger members of the community to take their Jewish roots for granted". Dean was never involved in organized Jewish life before he encountered The Tribe. He is currently Chair of the Executive Board.
David Prager is a 29 year old originally from Los Angeles. Professionally, he helped found a recruiting firm servicing the financial services sector and consults to nonprofit organizations. Being raised in a Conservative home, a Reform synagogue, and an Orthodox school, David had the benefit of witnessing what each of the denominations had to offer its constituents. David practices as a modern-Orthodox Jew believing that it most provides for him a certain level of consistency in his practice while also maintaining an acceptance of the way other people practice their Judaism.
Jodi Coplan Rogozinski, a 28 year old Northeast transplant, event planner/marketing professional turned Engagement& Transition Life Coach. Her boutique company Getting 2 “I Do”, coaches couples from “Yes to “I Do” and the many transitional years beyond. Jodi also Directors an overseas training and employment program in Israel for a Healthcare Consulting firm. Immediately upon moving Jodi, who grew up in a modern orthodox synagogue, reached out to the Jewish community and found a welcoming place full of great opportunities.
Brenda Rachel Bracha Vargas, a 29 year old Cuban-Columbia Jew-by-choice, brings her newfound passion for Judaism to everything she does. Her work as a professional financial planner has helped her build an impressive network throughout South Florida. Brenda is spear-heading The Tribe's Service Learning Project launched in partnership with Repair the World.
Vladi Yurovsky immigrated to the US in 1989 with his family from the former USSR. Deeply involved in both his professional and local community, Vladi is a board member of The Tribe, a member of Miami Children's Hospital Young Ambassadors, has sat on numerous committees at Temple Sinai of North Dade, volunteers often at charity events. He also helped found Miami Business Networks. Prior to his current professional role, Vladi spent four years raising investment capital for the State of Israel through the sales of Israel Bonds. Currently, Vladi is a Private Banker in the Miami office of JP Morgan Private Bank.