Israeli Board of Directors
Batya Roman, President
Rabbi Reuben (Bob) Samuels, Immediate Past President
Former Headmaster, Leo Baeck Education Center
Liat Sherf, Treasurer
Senior Executive, Bank Leumi
Accounting Office of Menachem Getz
CFO, Iscar, Ltd.
Rabbi Gilad Kariv
Attorney and Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism
Professor Doron Kliger
Haifa University Department of Economics
Quality Control, Granot Industries
Dr. Javier Simnovitch
Dean of Students at the Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Israel
Professor Ruth Strahovsky
Haifa University Department of Education
Professor Aaron Sveda
Haifa University Department of Education and Israel Ministry of Education
Former Principal, Leo Baeck Education Center
Board of Directors, Leo Baeck Education Center Foundation (U.S.)
The Leo Baeck Education Center Foundation in Houston, Texas is Leo Baeck’s U.S. fiscal agent and main contributor.
Victor “Vic” Samuels, Founder and Chairman
Chairman Emeritus, Victory Packaging
H. Benjamin “Ben” Samuels, President
CEO, Victory Packaging, Inc.
Kent J. Friedman, Esq., Treasurer
Attorney, Haynes and Boone, LLP
President, ITC Trading Company, Ltd.
Engineering Manager, The Boeing Company
Mark H. Levy
President, The Barvin Group
Certified Professional Life Coach
Rabbi Joshua Davidson
Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)
Rabbi Joel Sisenwine
Beit Elohim (Boston, MA)
Board of Trustees, Friends of Leo Baeck Haifa (U.K.)
Friends of Leo Baeck Haifa liaises with UK synagogues and provides Leo Baeck with invaluable fundraising support.
The Board of Trustees consists of six members: Rabbi Neil Janes (Chair), Noeleen Cohen, Monica Jankel, Debbie Bello, Gary Lipman, and Rabbi Aaron Goldstein.
Board of Trustees, Friends of Leo Baeck Haifa (Switzerland)
Members of our Swiss Friends include: Bert Wuethrich (Chair), Andre Golliez (Manager), Thekla Slan (Treasurer), and Sacha Wigdorovits.