National Board of Directors
Dr. Sol Lizerbram
Dr. Sol Lizerbram is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of ForeSee Medical, Inc. Dr. Lizerbram was Chairman and co-founder of HealthFusion®, Inc., an internet based electronic medical record and healthcare transaction company.
Jeffrey E. Levine
Chairperson of the Board
Jeff Levine (New York, NY) is the immediate past president of Jewish National Fund and Chairman of Levine Builders.
Ronald S. Lauder
Chairperson of the Board-Emeritus
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.
Bruce K. Gould
Vice President, Strategic Planning
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.
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.
Assistant Treasurer & Northern California Board Member
Steve Crystal (Reno, NV) has been Independent Director of Village Super Market Inc., since 2001.
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.
Penny Rosen (Brooklyn, New York) is a speech and language pathologist whose post-graduate work led her to specialize in working with neurologically impaired children and adults with a focus on Asperbergers and autism.
First Vice President
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.
Joseph Wolfson, Esq.
Assistant First Vice President
Joseph Wolfson (Philadelphia, PA), an attorney with Stevens & Lee in Philadelphia, PA, is a former state prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.
Harold L. Kaplan, Esq.
Vice President, Administration (and Compliance)
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 firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice.
Marvin O. Schlanger
Assistant Vice President, Administration
Marvin O. Schlanger is Chairman of the Board and former CEO of CEVA Group, plc, a $9 Billion international logistics supplier and is a principal in the firm of Cherry Hill Chemical Investments, LLC.
President, AMHSI & Mountain States Past 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, Campaign
Ben Gutmann became active in JNF after participating in a JNF mission in 2003 and seeing firsthand all of the good work done by JNF.
Robert B. Levine, Esq.
Vice President, Zionist Education Continuum
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.
Michael H. Jacobson
Vice President, Schools & Community Engagement
Michael Jacobson (Cleveland, OH) is President of the MHJ Consulting Group LLC
Terry L. Katz
Assistant Vice President, Schools & Community Engagement
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.
Vice President, Teen Engagement
Michael Kessler (Long Island, NY) is a CPA employed by The Douglaston Companies, a NYC real estate development firm, where he serves as Executive Vice President in charge of Financial Operations.
Assistant Vice President, Teen Engagement
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.
Scott H. Gendell, Esq.
Vice President, College Engagement
Scott H. Gendell (Chicago, IL) is the President of Wilmette, IL-based Terraco, Inc., a shopping center development and management firm he founded in 1985.
Charles S. Fax, Esq.
Vice President, College Engagement
With over a decade of involvement in Jewish National Fund, Charles Fax has held a number of leadership positions including Regional President for Baltimore...
Dr. Alan Fisher
Assistant Vice President, College Engagement; President Emeritus & Major Gifts Chair, Northern California Board
Alan Fisher (Atherton, CA) is an accelerator physicist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, where he specializes in instrumentation for particle accelerators.
Barbara K. Burry
Assistant Vice President, Communities & Regions & Mountain States Board Chair
Barbara Burry has served on the Mountain States JNF Board for the past five years.
Isaac Blachor, Esq.
Vice President, Rabbinic & Congregational Engagement
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, Rabbinic & Congregational Engagement
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...
Baruch Fellner, Esq.
Vice President, Government Relations
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.
Kenneth J. Krupsky, Esq.
Assistant Vice President, Government Relations
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.
Kenneth Segel, Esq.
Vice President, Communities & Regions
Kenneth Segel is the CEO of Schuyler Companies, a regional commercial real estate company specializing in developing and owning retail shopping centers.
Vice President, Israel Relations, Arizona Board Member & Chairperson, Arizona Board of Trustees
Toni Dusik started her non-profit life as Director of Development for California Special Olympics, then as the Area Director of Texas Special Olympics.
Theodore L. Banks, Esq.
Assistant Vice President, Israel Relations
Ted Banks (Chicago, IL) is a partner in the law firm of Scharf Banks Marmor LLC, where his practice concentrates on general corporate, antitrust and compliance matters.
Vice President, Marketing
Vivian Grossman is the Woman's Chairperson on the Broward County Jewish National Fund Board of Directors as well as a member of the JNF National Sapphire Board.
Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Los Angeles Board Member
Sam Goldberg (Santa Monica, CA) is an entrepreneur with a diverse background.
Myron D. Stayman
Vice President, Strategic Relationships
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.
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Relationships
Jeff (Penn Valley, PA) is the owner of JS Homes, a residential homebuilding company, which has built over 3,000 single-family homes in Delaware
Vice President, Investments
Joseph Korn (Basking Ridge, NJ) is a partner at Garden Homes Development, a private national Real Estate Development Company.
Assistant Vice President, Investments
Lynne’s many trips to Israel have strengthened her involvement and love of Jewish Organizations. She is a Federation Lion of Judah and is a Federation Board VP. She has chaired the Federation President’s dinner and was campaign chair for several years.
Vice President, Israel Investments
Alan Wolk (Roswell, Ga) is CFO of Airway Therapeutics, Inc., a biotech pharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for respiratory diseases.
Dr. Morton Mower
Assistant Vice President, Israel Investments
Dr. Morton Mower (Avon & Denver, CO) is a King Solomon Society and World Chairman’s Council member, former chair and now interim chair of JNF Parsons Water Fund, and co-chair of the Water Task Force.
Robert M. Wigoda, Esq.
Vice President, Legal Committee
Robert M. Wigoda (Wilmette, IL) is an attorney in private practice with his brother and son in the firm of Wigoda & Wigoda.
Gary Jay Kushner, Esq.
Assistant Vice President, Legal Committee
Gary Jay Kushner remembers growing up in a home with a Jewish National Fund (JNF) Blue Box always being present.
Scott N. Schreiber, Esq.
Vice President, Missions
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 & Arizona Board Member
Ann Zinman (Scottsdale, AZ) has been active with Jewish National Fund since 2008 and has been very involved in the Phoenix Jewish Community for decades
Vice President, Planned Giving
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.
Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving
Bob Dubin (Las Vegas, NV) is a former President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Nevada Society of Enrolled Agents.
V.P. Major Gifts
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.
Assistant Vice President, Major Gifts
Bernice Friedman (Las Vegas, NV) is a member and past President of Jewish National Fund’s Greater Las Vegas Board and previously served as Chair of the Sapphire Society.
Dr. Joel Spalter
Vice President, Small Communities
Joel Spalter, M.D. (Fayetteville, AR), spent 23 years in the practice of internal medicine and infectious disease in Florida.
Assistant Vice President, Small Communities & Los Angeles Board Member
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.
Myra Chack Fleischer, Esq.
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.
Dr. Robert Benedon
Vice President, Speakers Bureau
Dr. Bob Benedon has been a proud and tireless champion of Jewish National Fund's work for decades, serving the organization in a variety of positions.
Assistant Vice President, Speakers Bureau
Sheryl Buchholtz is one of the most dedicated members of the Jewish National Fund family, serving as a member of JNF’s New York Board of Directors, Women for Israel, the Century Council, the President’s Society, and the Sapphire Society.
Michael G. Lederman
Vice President, Boruchin Committee
Michael G. Lederman (Little Compton, RI) is Managing Partner of The Spectrum Capital Group. H
Vice President, JNFuture
Jason Zenner is an Account Executive at Associated Agencies, Inc., where he also oversees the Small Group department.
Assistant Vice President, JNFuture
Chad Holtzman is an attorney in private practice specializing in high-profile antitrust litigation in the pharmaceutical, financial services, and commodities industries.
Chair, Audit Committee
Ed Blank (New York, NY), a telemarketing pioneer, founded and served as CEO of Edward Blank Associates.
David R. Greenbaum, Esq.
Vice Chair, Audit Committee
David R. Greenbaum is Vice Chairman of Vornado Realty Trust. In addition, David sits on a number of high-level public and private boards in New York.
Alyse Golden Berkley, Esq.
Presidential Advisor; Los Angeles Board President
Alyse Golden Berkley was the first member of her family to visit Israel in 1970. She spent her junior year at the Hebrew University, and returned to take accredited law school courses there.
Lawrence B. Cohen, Esq.
Presidential Advisor; Chairman of the Board, New England
Attorney Lawrence Cohen (Boston, MA) is a partner with Nixon Peabody and specializes in wealth management, estate planning and estate and trust administration.
Presidential Advisor; Board Member, Eastern PA
Louise Dabrow (Philadelphia, PA) is a Certified Life Underwriter, worked as an insurance agent for Equitable Life Insurance Co. for 22 years
Lauren France is a Partner at the Katz Watson Group, a political fundraising consulting firm.
An attorney who practiced commercial and copyright law at CBS Inc., in 2000 Laureine Greenbaum (New York, NY) co-founded Project Cicero
Tony B. Gelbart
Tony B. Gelbart (Boca Raton, FL), a businessman and philanthropist, is Chairman and Co-Founder of Nefesh B’Nefesh.
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.
Presidential Advisor; San Diego Board Member & Board Education Chair
Lauren Lizerbram dedicates her time to community efforts and for 30 years has been focused on volunteering for JNF.
Dr. Toby Mower
Presidential Advisor; Mountain States Board Member
Dr. Toby Mower (Denver, Co.) is a member of Jewish National Fund’s Mountain States Board, a charter member of Women for Israel, and JNF’s National Water Task Force.
Jane Ottenstein (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) worked as a designer and manufacturer of haute couture clothing and as a custom home developer in Southern California for more than 25 years.
Marlene E. Post
Marlene E. Post (New York, NY) served as the 21st National President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
Deborah E. Riegel, Esq.
Presidential Advisor; New York Board President
Deborah E. Reigel chairs the New York chapter of Lawyers for Israel and JNF’s Law & Justice Tour. Ms. Riegel practices real estate law in New York City and is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and is a member of the New York board.
Dr. Barbara Sommer
President Emeritus, Northern California Board
Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine
Jay L. Schottenstein
Jay Schottenstein (Columbus, OH) is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Schottenstein Stores Corporation, DSW Inc., American Signature Inc., Value City Furniture, Schottenstein Property Group, and American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
Ziv Horwitz Zusman
Ziv Horwitz Zusman has been honored to serve as (the youngest ever) Presidential Advisor on JNF USA’s National Board of Directors.