Overseas Boards of Directors & Trustees

Akiva Aronson – Akiva lives in Toronto with his wife Shana, four kids and a dog. He has spent the last twenty years primarily in various entrepreneurial ventures including: commodities and real estate. Akiva is known for being an active member of Jewish communal life in Toronto, and has served on the Board of several charitable organizations.

Adir Koschitzky – Adir founded and is a Portfolio Manager at AYAL Capital Advisors, an equity investment firm. He previously worked at Waratah Capital Advisors from 2010-2013 and for JL Advisors in New York  from 2008-2009. Adir holds a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Yeshiva University. He is currently on the board of Netivot Hatorah Day School and serves on UJA’s Israel and Overseas Committee. Adir is married to Elianne and they have two daughters.

Carolyn Fineberg

Jesse Kaplan

Gerry Bichunsky – Gerry has served as the CEO of a Geneva-based family office for the past 18 years. Prior to that, he was a director of a London-based investment management company. He completed his BA and MA degrees at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Gerry was born in South Africa and lived in Israel for 11 years before moving to London 30 years ago. He enjoys combining his commercial and investment responsibilities with a number of philanthropic functions.

Paul Filer – Paul Filer graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in economics before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. He works as finance director for a large multi-national company based in the UK. He is married to Wendy and they have two children. A founder trustee of Leket UK, Paul has enjoyed bringing the message of Leket Israel to the UK.

Jeremy Apfel – Jeremy is a Corporate Affairs specialist with almost 30 years’ experience in politics, media and the City of London. He was an advocate of “purpose” from before it became fashionable, has a strong commitment to the creation of social value and the growth mindset concept. Jeremy has been involved in Jewish community organisations for several decades, including as Chairman of Barnet Synagogue. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Sandra Cohen, Saint Mande

Natalia Hercot Steiner, Paris

Robert Karsenty, Arnouville

Francky Perez, Paris

Marc Smadja, Asnieres-sur-Seine

Sophie Uzan, Paris

Martine Levi, Paris

Simone Houri. Paris

Nicole Agus, USA

Victor Asser, Greece

Bernardo Bentata, Costa Rica

Erez Biala, USA

Daniel Billig, Israel

David Braginsky, Israel

Gershon Distenfeld, USA

Hillel Drazin, UK

Dorothy Elmaleh, Israel

Jonathan Epstein, Israel

Paul Friedman, Israel

Alex Glasenberg, Canada

Paula Gottesman, USA

Yossie Horwitz, USA

David Kahn, Israel

Gabriel Katri, Israel

Gina Katri, Israel

Margartet Kok, Singapore

Emanuel Kronitz, Israel

Gordon Kuper, London

Marc Lauer, Switzerland

Jane Leaver, UK

David Lebor, USA

Michele Levine, USA

Jeremy Lustman, Israel

Abe Meyer, USA

Jody Perla, USA

Ann Rogers, USA

Jason Rosen, USA

Jack Rosenblum, USA

Ilan Rubinstein, Israel

Abir Samuel, USA

Julie Walpert Savenor & Charles Savenor 

Jordana Schoor, Israel

William (Zeev) Schubin, USA

Roy Schwartz, UK

Joshua Schiffman, USA

Shear Family Foundation, USA

Ron Sklare, USA

Josh Swidler, UK

Avi Vogel, USA

Larry Weiss, UK

Rebecca Wolf, USA

Harold Zombek, USA