In a private room of a quaint, Philadelphia restaurant, a group of roughly twenty young Jewish CEOs and executives met for an informal social gathering organized by their local AlmaLinks chapter. During the course of the evening, the friendly atmosphere of the event naturally turned the group into a collective well of introductions, suggestions, and support for one another. Personal connections were made and ideas were shared, making the event another success story for the international nonprofit organization.
Out of this realization, Sapir founded AlmaLinks in 2009. AlmaLinks seeks to promote a systematic way to maintain relationships with highly successful, business-oriented Jewish young professionals who wish to connect to their Jewish identity in a professional setting. By linking Jews who otherwise may not specifically seek out professional connections through their affiliation with other Jews or Israel – either for lack of time or opportunity – members reap the benefits of developing both their professional and Jewish identities.