National Board of Directors
Ronald S. Lauder
Chairman of the Board
International businessman and philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder (New York, NY) combines a deep commitment to his heritage with an innovative network of business enterprises through philanthropic and professional endeavors that reach around the world.
Jeffrey E. Levine
President; New York Past President
Jeffrey Levine (New York, NY) is one of the youngest presidents in JNF’s history.
Stanley M. Chesley
JNF America Ambassador to KKL and Israel Stanley M. Chesley (Cincinnati, OH), has a long history of serving on a number of local and national philanthropic boards, including UJA, JDC, and Israel Bonds.
First Vice President; Board Member, Eastern PA
Together with his son Steven and grandson Jason, Alan Dabrow (Philadelphia, PA) is owner of Cheltenhouse Products Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of organic condiments and salad dressings.
Assistant First Vice President; President, Alexander Muss High School in Israel; Board Member, Eastern PA
Joseph Wolfson (Villanova, PA), an attorney with Stevens & Lee in Philadelphia, PA, is a former state prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.
Jeffrey S. Davis
Vice President, Alexander Muss High School in Israel; National Board Liaison, New England
Jeffrey S. Davis (Newton, MA) is the Chairman and Founder of Mage, LLC, a firm that has provided successful business, leadership and strategic advice to over 700 successful entrepreneurial organizations and leaders.
Theodore L. Banks
Treasurer; Illinois Board Member
Ted Banks (Chicago, IL) is a partner in the law rm of Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, where his practice concentrates on general corporate, antitrust and compliance matters.
Andrew P. Klein
Assistant Treasurer; Maryland Board Member
Andrew Klein (Baltimore, MD), President of Klein’s ShopRite of Maryland, served as the Maryland Regional President until 2010 and is on the JNF Parsons Water Fund Board of Directors and the Israel Relations Committee.
Geri Shatz (New York, NY) is an accountant specializing in the needs of the aged and has served in an advisory capacity to two life- care communities in Bucks County, PA.
Assistant Secretary; Mountain States Board Chair
Ron Werner (Denver, CO) is President and Co- founder of HW Home, Inc., a Colorado-based home furnishings retailer and design source.
Vice President, Administration
Alan Abramson (Los Angeles, CA) is the managing partner of two commercial real estate companies and President of B&A Management Corporation, a commercial real estate management company.
Vice President, Campaign; Miami Board Member; Board of Directors Member, Capital Region
Kenneth Segel (Albany, NY), is the CEO of Schuyler Companies, a regional commercial real estate company specializing in developing and owning retail shopping centers.
Bruce K. Gould
Assistant Vice President of Campaign/ Major Gifts Chairman
Bruce K. Gould (Orlando, FL) is an attorney and was a principal of Gould Publications Inc., a family-owned publishing business specializing in law books and treatises for the legal and law enforcement communities.
Scott H. Gendell
Vice President, College Activists East; Illinois Board Member
Scott H. Gendell (Chicago, IL) is the President of Wilmette, IL-based Terraco, Inc., a shopping center development and management rm he founded in 1985.
Dr. Sol Lizerbram
Vice President, College Activists West
Dr. Sol Lizerbram (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) is Chairman and co-founder of Health Fusion®, Inc., an internet based electronic medical record and healthcare transaction company.
Vice President, Community & Congregational Relations
An attorney, Ike Blachor (New York, NY) has been an active member of the American, New York State, and Nassau County Bar Associations, and is a past President of the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County.
Assistant Vice President, Community & Congregational Relations; Washington DC Community Campaign Chair
Ira Bartfield (Washington, DC) recently retired after more than 40 years on the staff of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, one of the world’s nest art museums where he held supervisory positions...
Vice President, Communities & Regions; President Emeritus, Boston; Board of Directors Member, Boston
Past President of the Printing Industries of New England and the Graphic Arts Credit Union, Michael Blank (Boston, MA) currently oversees his family’s commercial properties in Boston.
Robert B. Levine
Vice President, Education; Northern NJ Board Member
Bob Levine (Teaneck, NJ) is a senior partner at the New York City accounting firm Levine Schaefer Fink & Moss, P.C., and has a personal law practice as well.
Dr. Alan Fisher
Co-Assistant Vice President, Education
Alan Fisher (Atherton, CA) is an accelerator physicist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, where he specializes in instrumentation for particle accelerators.
Dr. Barbara Sommer
Co-Assistant Vice President, Education
Vice President, Government Relations
A retired government technical manager and International Aerospace Consultant, Joe Hess (Garden Grove, CA) was actively involved in fostering international cooperation during his 40-year career.
Assistant Vice President, Government Relations–Washington D.C.; Senior Advisor to Mid-Atlantic Region
Attorney Baruch Fellner (Washington, DC) is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, DC office, which provides invaluable pro bono labor and employment advice, counsel and training.
Myron D. Stayman
Vice President, Israel Relations; Broward County Board Member
Myron D. Stayman (Hollywood, FL) is a 30-year veteran and Senior Vice President of Wealth Management with Merrill Lynch, where he is also a member of the Director’s Circle.
Vice President, Marketing
Steve Crystal (Reno, NV) has been Independent Director of Village Super Market Inc., since 2001.
Vice President, Strategic Planning
Bill Miller (San Diego, CA) is the President and CEO of Premier Rentals, a company that specializes in top of the line party rental equipment.
Vice President, Committee on the Environment; Southern Ohio and Kentucky Board Member
Eddie Paul (Cincinnati, OH) served on the Solid Waste Advisory Council for the State of Ohio, was president of Container Recyclers, and served on the board of Reusable Industrial Packaging Association.
Harold L. Kaplan
Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships; Illinois Board Member
Harold L. Kaplan (Highland Park, IL) is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is the leader of the firm’s Corporate Trust and Bondholders Rights Team and a member of the rm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice.
Charles S. Fax
Vice President, Israel Action; Washington DC Board Member
With over a decade of involvement in Jewish National Fund, Charles Fax has held a number of leadership positions including Regional President for Baltimore...
Assistant Vice President, Israel Action; Board Member, Eastern PA
As a young girl, Terry Katz was given cardboard trees in school; each card was an opportunity to plant a tree in the new country of Israel.
Kenneth J. Krupsky
Vice President, Negev/Galil; Mid-Atlantic President
Kenneth J. Krupsky (Chevy Chase, MD) retired from the Jones Day law firm in 2012 after 40 years of tax practice, including public service as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department.
Assistant Vice President, Blueprint Negev; Arizona Board Member
In 1998, Marc Kelman (Phoenix, AZ) sold the chain of full service car washes he started in 1975 and began investing in commercial real estate.
Michael J. Wechsler
Vice President, Investments; North Palm Beach Board Member
Michael J. Wechsler (Lake Worth, FL) retired as Chief Credit Officer of Centerline Financial Company, a credit enhancement and credit derivative subsidiary of Centerline Capital Group.
Assistant Vice President, Investments; Central NJ Past President
Joseph Korn (Basking Ridge, NJ) is a partner at Garden Homes Development, a private national Real Estate Development Company.
Robert M. Wigoda
Vice President, Legal Committee; Illinois Board Member
Robert M. Wigoda (Wilmette, IL) is an attorney in private practice with his brother and son in the firm of Wigoda & Wigoda.
Ellen P. Rosenberg
Assistant Vice President, Legal Committee; Maryland Major Gifts Chair
Ellen P. Rosenberg (Baltimore, MD) has been a practicing attorney in Southern California, Washington, D.C. and Maryland for over three decades.
Scott N. Schreiber
Vice President, Missions; Illinois Board Member
Scott N. Schreiber (Northbrook, IL) is a member of Clark Hill PLC, a national law firm, in the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice group.
Assistant Vice President, Missions
Bob Dubin (Las Vegas, NV) is the immediate past President of the Nevada Society of Enrolled Agents, and has served as its Vice President and Treasurer.
Vice President, Planned Giving; Los Angeles Chairman of the Board
David Frank (Los Angeles, CA) is Associate Manager of Coldwell Banker’s Beverly Hills North office, the number one sales office in the United States.
Dr. Melinda Wolf
Vice President, Small Communities
Dr. Melinda Wolf is a physician (Golden, CO) and her connection to JNF dates back to 1999.
President, Women for Israel; Southern Ohio and Kentucky Board Member
Nina Paul (Cincinnati, OH) had a 30-year illustrious career in the jewelry world before selling her business, Nina Paul Jewelry Company, in 2007. Nina Paul has been involved in JNF for more than 29 years.
Myra Chack Fleischer
Vice President, Women for Israel; San Diego Board Member
Myra Chack Fleischer (San Diego, CA) is a family law attorney and founded her original law firm, Fleischer & Associates, in 2001.