J Street Board Member
Michael D. Young has been active with J Street since 2015 and currently serves as Co-Chair of the New York City Chapter. Michael is currently a board member of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (“ALLMEP”) and previously served for eight years on the board of the Israel Policy Forum. He is currently a member of other boards, including serving as Chair of the Board of Legal Services NYC, which is the largest provider in the US of free civil legal assistance to low-income persons, and on the Board of Trustees of GlimmerGlass Opera Festival. Michael is a Harvard Law School graduate and is a founder, shareholder and full-time arbitrator and mediator with JAMS, the largest private mediation and arbitration firm in the world. He and his wife (Debra L. Raskin) own an apartment in the German Colony in Jerusalem and they otherwise live in the Brooklyn Heights section of New York City. They have two adult children, a daughter-in-law and a grandson.