American Friends Board of Directors
Joseph is a graduate of Yeshiva University and Fordham University Law School.
After making aliyah in 2000, he worked for three years as Director of International Sales & Development for a family software business.
He founded Leket Israel in 2003 after witnessing significant food wastage in Israel at a time of rising poverty.
Joseph’s vision and steady hand have led the organization from a simple, one-man operation to Israel’s largest food rescue organization.
He is married to Leelah, has five children and enjoys biking, traveling and spending time with his kids.
Shachar Minkove lives in New Rochelle with his wife Stephanie and 3 children. He is a senior analyst at Napier Park Global, investing in performing and distressed corporate credit.
Prior to joining Napier Park, Shachar spent 12 years at JP Morgan in various roles in addition to launching a new fund for Perry Capital.
Shachar joined the Board of American Friends of Leket Israel in 2012 and has chaired several of the organization’s gala dinners. Shachar also serves as a board member at the Young Israel of New Rochelle.
Mark works in the Boston headquarters of Linguistic Systems, Inc. as a vice president of business development and has more than 30 years of language services (e.g. translation), legal industry and US and international public records experience. Mark works with large US law firms, corporations and government agencies.
Josh is currently the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Capital Markets at Teamshares, an investment platform that purchases small businesses from retiring owners. Prior to joining Teamshares, he spent 11 years at Elliott Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for European Structured Credit, Real Estate, and Non-Performing Loans, and then two years as the head of US Private Financials. Before joining Elliott, Mr. Swidler was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, working eight years in New York, and five years in London, all in the Securitized Products business. He graduated with a degree in Social Studies from Harvard College. He lives in Briarcliff Manor, NY with his five children.
His involvement with Leket dates back almost 15 years when his wife and two eldest children visited Israel and spent the day in the fields with the Leket team. This visit inspired his son to raise money at the time of his Bar Mitzvah for the purchase of a refrigerated truck. Josh is proud and privileged to be able to continue his family’s involvement with Leket as a member of the board of the US Friends.
Rabbi Brenner J. Glickman is delighted to serve as the senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota.
After growing up in Los Angeles and Maine, Rabbi Glickman graduated with honors from Amherst College in Massachusetts and the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Rabbi Glickman served for eight years in Houston, Texas, at Congregation Beth Israel, before coming to Sarasota in 2006.
Under Rabbi Glickman’s leadership, Temple Emanu-El is a warm, vibrant, and spiritual congregation. In his ten years, the temple has grown from 230 families to 550 families, becoming the fastest-growing congregation in the entire region. The temple has received national honors for its innovative programs, and Reform Judaism magazine recently named it among the friendliest and most welcoming congregations in North America.
Rabbi Glickman is also active in the greater community. He has served as president of the Sarasota-Manatee Rabbinical Association, and served on the board of the Jewish Federation. He presently devotes his energy as a leader of the All Faiths Food Bank, having chaired both the Capital Campaign and the Philanthropy Committee.
Rabbi Glickman and his wife, Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman, met during their rabbinic studies in Jerusalem. They are the proud parents of three kind, beautiful and brilliant children.
Michael Rader joined the Board of American Friends of Leket Israel in 2018.
Mike is a shareholder with Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., where he specializes in patent litigation and trials before federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent Office. Mike heads Wolf Greenfield’s New York office.
Mor Soued lives in Englewood, NJ with her husband Alphonse and 3 children. She has hosted many parlor meetings and small local events in Englewood for American Friends of Leket Israel. Mor is also an active member of her community and has served in a wide variety of lay leader roles in her synagogue, Congregation Ahavath Torah, her children’s schools, and other nonprofit organizations.
Mor first got involved in Leket in 2016, when a close friend was being honored at their dinner. Leket’s strong message and amazing work really struck a chord with Mor and Alphonse and they have been involved with the organization ever since. Mor is proud and excited to be a member of the American Friends of Leket Israel Board.
Anthony is a partner at Goldman Sachs where he runs the financial and information services private equity investing effort in the US. Anthony first joined GS in London in 2001 and moved to NY in 2007. He was named partner in 2018. Anthony serves on Goldman Sachs’ Corporate Investment Committee and is currently also a board director at Human Security, Inhabit IQ and People Corp.
Anthony joined the board of Leket in 2022.