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.

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.

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.

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.

Rob Schwartz lives in New York City, with his wife Erica and 6 children. 

Rob Schwartz is the Managing Member of Cooper Creek Partners Management LLC.  Prior to founding Cooper Creek Partners Management LLC in 2008, Mr. Schwartz spent six and a half years at JL Advisors, LLC. From August 2000 to October 2001, Mr. Schwartz was an Associate in investment banking at Banc of America Securities focusing on the retail sector.

Mr. Schwartz is an Officer at Kehilath Jeshurun, where he chairs the Investment Committee.

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.