National Board of Directors

Howard L. Goldstein

Chairman of the Board

Howard is a partner and director of Business and Entrepreneurial Services at the accounting firm Appelrouth Farah & Co. P.A., in Coral Gables, Florida, which he joined in 2012. With more than 45 years of experience as a certified public accountant, Howard has broad knowledge in all tax strategies and planning for corporations, partnerships, individuals and start-up companies. Howard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and State of New Jersey Board of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining Appelrouth Farah & Co., Howard served as the managing partner for Mallah Furmanin in Miami.
 

Andrew Hutter, MD

Treasurer

Andrew currently serves as treasurer of the Board of Directors of Development Corporation for Israel. He also co-chairs the Israel Bonds Medical Division, leading several medical delegations to Israel. He is an orthopedic surgeon with a private practice in New Jersey. Andrew has been involved with Israel Bonds for the past 20 years and was active in the Metro New Jersey Bonds campaign, serving as Medical Division chair and, subsequently, general chair. Andrew is proud that his wife Barbara and his children are also involved with Israel Bonds. As chair of the Mentorship Program for the past two years, Andrew is actively developing the next generation of Bonds leaders.

Andrew D. Rubin

Secretary

Andrew is a founding principal of RubinGoldman and Associates, a financial services company with a focus on ‘Succession and Wealth Transfer’ strategies, as well as ‘Executive Benefit Solutions.’ He is a member of ‘Top of the Table’ and a lifetime member of the ‘Million Dollar Round Table,’ professional organizations for the country’s leading financial and insurance professionals. He is a member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting, the Local and National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Andrew is a board member and treasurer of The Equitable Agents Reinsurance Company. In 2016, Andrew received the prestigious National Honor Agent Award from AXA Advisors, recognizing professional achievement and community impact.

Edward Czuker

Chairman and CEO of the Legado Companies, Edward joined the family business in 1980. Growing up in the real estate business, Edward developed skillsets by being involved in numerous real estate projects at different stages of the project lifecycle and overseeing all aspects of development, including financing and project management, real estate brokerage, property management and construction as a licensed general contractor. Immensely proud of his father’s personal and professional legacies, Edward carries forward a commitment to community building, matched only by his devotion to public service. He is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors locally, nationally and internationally.

Robert Diener

Bob is co-founder and president of getaroom.com, awarded "Best Hotel Booking Site" by frommers.com. After receiving his law degree from Cornell, where he was an editor of the Cornell Law Review, Bob practiced securities and corporate law. He co-founded Hotels Reservations Network, which became hotels.com, took it public in 2000 and merged it with Expedia in 2003. A leading travel industry expert, Bob makes frequent appearances on television and radio stations including NBC, CNN and Fox News. Bob is featured on KGO radio San Francisco every Sunday, and his articles have been widely published. Bob has authored two books –The Biblical Secrets to Business Success and The Savvy Traveler.

William Z. Fox

Bill is co-founder, chairman and CEO of REXTAR.com, an Internet marketplace for buying and selling residential real estate. He is chairman and CEO of traditional real estate auction firms Fox Residential Auctions, LLC, and Fox Commercial Auctions, LLC, and was co-founder and chairman of GoIndustry-DoveBid, PLC, an international, Internet-based asset disposition, valuation and management company headquartered in London with 45 offices in 25 countries around the world. A professional auctioneer, Bill has conducted real estate and machinery and equipment auctions throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. He is past president and chairman of the board of the Auction Marketing Institute and a charter designee of the Certified Auctioneers Institute.

Ken Goldberg

Kenny founded Gold Metal Recyclers in 1976, which became the largest private secondary metal recycling company in the Southwest U.S. The company reached $1 billion in revenue before merging with the UK’s European Metals Recycling Company in 2011. Kenny’s civic leadership includes serving as president of the Jewish Community Center; chairing the first $10 million Israel Bonds Dallas campaign in 1991; and serving with several non-profit organizations, including Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, AIPAC, ADL, Creative Arts Center, Dallas Holocaust Museum, and the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. Kenny has been the recipient of numerous civic and Jewish community awards, and was a finalist for Ernst and Young’s ‘North Texas Entrepreneur of the Year.'

Adrian Grant

With more than 40 years of experience providing tax planning and business consulting, Adrian is a notable advisor to the healthcare industry. Multi-office medical practices, individual doctors, and providers to the medical field have found his expertise to be key to their business growth. In addition to consulting and tax planning, Adrian serves as a motivational speaker and assists many clients with management and leadership development. Adrian enjoys the personal relationships he develops with his clients and business network. His ability to understand and plan around any business or financial situation has enabled thousands of clients to benefit from his expertise.

Burton Herbstman, MD

Burt is a cardiovascular and metabolic disease specialist. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Burt was class president all four years, and, in 1972, was also president of the Delta chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Burt serves as general chairman of the Israel Bonds Midwest Medical Division and, in that capacity, has co-chaired numerous Bonds medical delegations to Israel. He is a member of the Illinois board of AIPAC, and a past member of its National Executive Committee. Additionally, Burt served on the Steering Committee to Protect Our Heritage, and the Jewish Community Relations Committee of the Jewish United Fund.

Helene Herbstman

Helene began her career in public school education as a physical education teacher. She subsequently became Board of Education president, facilitating the introduction of Hebrew into the local public school foreign language curriculum. Helene’s passion for Israel developed through her involvement with Israel Bonds. Her first Bonds leadership role was as Chicago Women's Division chair, later becoming National Women's Division chair. In addition to being on the National Board of Directors, Helene serves on the National Campaign Advisory Council as President's Club chair. She also serves on the Illinois board of AIPAC, Stand with Us, and WFI JNF. Helene’s goal is to inspire everyone she meets to become an activist for Israel.

Shira Lewis

Shira was an equity analyst at Lehman Brothers from 1990-'97, specializing in the electrical equipment and appliance industries. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a BA in Economics and Political Science and received an MBA with distinction in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In addition to serving on the Israel Bonds National Board of Directors for the past nine years, Shira has held several leadership roles at Bonds, including National Women’s Division chair and Rockland County (NY) general chair. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Zionist Organization of America and the Bnai Zion Foundation, and is on the Advisory Council of IsraAid.

Didi Nishlis

Didi is a self-described serial entrepreneur from Israel with a strong passion for ‘Israeli hasbara’ and business. After graduating with honors from the HBA Ivey Business School at Western University in Canada, he has founded two high-tech startups, as well an original events production firm. Today, Didi is a co-founder of Pulvit, a cutting-edge food-tech startup. He is also among the leading figures in Haifa’s tech scene, as the organizer and host of the monthly ‘Beer-Tech Haifa’ meetups and the annual ‘IMAGinE Un-Conference.’ Didi is married to Nitzan and father to Amit (and their dog Barny), and enjoys mountain biking, skiing and traveling.

Alan Pines

Alan Pines graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981, from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy. He subsequently joined his brothers-in-law at BNE Real Estate Group. Alan is responsible for the overall financial development of the company, including the supervision of more than 100 BNE staff members in the company’s financial departments.

Irwin P. Raij

Irwin is co-head of O'Melveny's Entertainment, Sports and Media Industry Group, advising clients on sports business issues on both the professional and collegiate levels. He has represented owners and acquirers of professional sports teams, leagues, universities, and state governments. Irwin’s experience includes MLB, MiLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, NFL, and EPL, and major colleges and universities. Irwin is an owner of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (MiLB), and the MLS Los Angeles Football Club. Irwin has handled new stadium development projects, project program and development counseling, financing, construction, license/lease agreements, management agreements, concessions, merchandising, ancillary development, licensing arrangements, promotional and advertising agreements (including naming rights), sports technology counseling/ventures, ticketing arrangements, stadium service agreements, RSN formation, and television, radio and media rights agreements.

Jason Schwartz

Jason is vice president and assistant general counsel of Stonebriar Commercial Finance, a multi-billion-dollar portfolio company of Eldridge Industries that offers tailored financing solutions to customers around the globe. Jason was instrumental in facilitating the growth and development of Israel Bonds New Leadership across the country. In addition to his role with Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds, Jason is a member of the board of the Association for Development of Israel, Inc., is active in the national and local leadership of AIPAC, and volunteers with several other Jewish and community organizations.

Glenn Segal

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, Glenn is Israel Bonds chair for the Philadelphia Region. He is president of Glenn Distributors Corp., a leading national closeout remarketing company. Additionally, Glenn is a managing member of Segal Investment Partnership, a private real estate and investment partnership. Past and present boards on which Glenn has served include Girls Town Jerusalem; Jewish National Fund; Abrams Hebrew Academy; One Israel Fund; Solomon Schecter Day School; and Shaare Shamayim.

Kent Swig

Kent is an owner of several real estate operating companies, as well as commercial and residential real estate properties, throughout the U.S. He is an owner and principal of The Swig Company, a family‐owned real estate and hotel company based in San Francisco and New York founded in 1936. Its portfolio includes over 10 million square feet of prime commercial office space throughout the U.S., as well as having founded, owned, and managed the Fairmont Hotels, which the company started in 1946. Kent is president of Swig Equities, LLC, an investment and development firm focusing on the acquisition and development of real estate in New York City and California. Since 2001, Swig Equities has purchased and developed properties in excess of $3 billion.

Fred S. Zeidman

Fred Zeidman serves as chairman of Gordian Group LLC, a U.S. investment bank specializing in board level advice in complex, distressed or ‘story’ financial matters. He also serves as CEO and co-chairman of Good Works Acquisition Corp., a publicly-held Specific Purpose Acquisition Corp., since June 2020. Fred is chairman emeritus of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, to which he was appointed by President George W. Bush in March 2002, serving until 2010. A prominent Houston-based business and civic leader, Fred is chairman emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science System Houston and director of the Texas Heart Institute. He was chairman of the Israel Bonds National Campaign Advisory Council from 2010-2017.

Israel Maimon

President & CEO

Israel came Israel Bonds in October 2016 with an impressive background in government, the private sector and the IDF, where he was an officer in the elite Golani brigade. He was government secretary for prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, and played a central role in one of the most pivotal moments in Israel’s history – the 2007 bombing of Syria’s nuclear reactor, interfacing with relevant offices, ministries and agencies to prepare a strategic communications plan. Israel’s private sector career included a seven-year relationship with Shimon Peres, with whom he worked on the Israeli Presidential Conference - the largest, most prestigious international gathering ever to take place in Israel.