JNF Westchester Board Member and Makor Emeritus
Travels from New York, New York
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Topics:JNF's Work in Israel, Positively Israel
Larry is actively involved in the Jewish Community. He serves as President of Jewish National Fund’s Westchester/Fairfield /Rockland County Board, and has been a Makor member for eight years. Larry also sits on the Executive Committee of the Westchester Jewish Council, serving as its Treasurer; is a Trustee and founding member of Congregation Sulam Yaakov in Larchmont, N.Y, and is an active member of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City.
A long-time resident of Westchester, Larry comes from a conservative and traditional Jewish background. His family was very active in Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle. He feels he was strongly influenced by this synagogue, its leadership and his grandparents.
Larry’s first trip to Israel was 27 years ago. Eleven years ago he returned there with three of his five children. He first became involved with JNF by participating in a water reservoir project through JNF’s Essence of Life Campaign. He now returns to Israel at least once a year with a JNF mission to view the many projects JNF is involved in.
Larry is married to Elisa Schindler Frankel, who serves as National Director of JNF’s Women’s Campaign for Israel. The couple lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In addition to the passion they share for JNF, Israel and Tikkun Olam, they enjoy spending time with their respective families including Larry’s five children, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren as well as with Lisa’s mother, four siblings, their respective spouses and her twelve nieces and nephews.
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