Board of Directors

Mitchell Eichen, Board Chairman

Mitch is a partner in a NYC public accounting firm. He is a licensed Attorney in New York State and a CPA.

Mitch is married to Shelly and they have 5 children three living in Israel; two in the U.S. Mitch came on Aliya with his family in 2005 from Englewood, New Jersey to Efrat.

Community Service:

  • Englewood Volunteer Ambulance Corp: served for over 15 years as a NJ licensed emergency medical technician as a crew chief, an officer, and service on numerous committees.
  • NORPAC: one of the largest Pro Israel PACs in the U.S. Treasurer for eight years before coming to Israel
  • Worked with and served on the Board of Synagogues and Jewish educational institutions in Israel

Robert Wolff, Chairman of the Finance/Fundraising Committee

Robert was a Logistics Engineering Manager for Osram Sylvania Lighting. His objective in his job and in his community service works was customer satisfaction

After retiring, Robert and his wife Gladys came on aliyah in 2011.

Community Service:

  • Young Israel of Brookline: served as Finance Chairman and President of the synagogue.

Robert has been supporting the management team of Kav L’Noar in their fund raising efforts and in overall financial planning

Linda MaslinChairman of the Strategic Planning Committee

Linda was a Human Resource management consultant, specialising in advising clients on employment law issues and the setting up of HR systems for companies. The objective of the job was to create high value relationships with clients and to ensure that they received quality solutions in return.

Linda came on Aliyah in 2011 from Manchester, England to Jerusalem. Linda utilized her HR skills as a volunteer at Kav L’Noar.

James Raanan, Chairman of the PR/Marketing Committee

James is admitted to the Israeli and New York bars, and following several years in private practice, latterly in the international corporate department of Yigal Arnon & Co., joined IDT, as U.S. based telecommunications company.  James has served as General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Corporate of IDT Telecom since 2008, and as a member of its senior management time has participated in an impressive corporate turnaround story.  This experience has exposed James to a broad range of business challenges, and afforded him the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the industry.

James came Aliya in 1997. He lives with his wife and family in Raanana.

Avi Feifer, Finance/Fundraising Committee and Audit Committee

Avi is the Director of Accounting, JDC Europe. Previously he was the CFO of JDC Europe, Africa, and Asia. Avi has worked at financial, statistical reporting and supervision posts at JDC Israel since 1988

Avi is married to Sharon and they have 7 children.  Avi came on Aliyah with his family in 1983 from Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in Efrat.

Community Service:

  • Board member and treasurer of Tiferet Avot Synagogue in Efrat
  • Volunteered and served on the board of various synagogues and educational institutions in Israel

Shlomo Binstock, Finance/Fundraising Committee

Compliance Officer at Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd. Recently retired from banking after 38 years. Have been a volunteer in various organizations including the Police and MDA. Came on aliya 46 years ago from England to Jerusalem.

Josh Hexter, Finance/Fundraising committee

Mr. Hexter serves as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development of Oramed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ORMP), which he joined in 2013.

He brings to Oramed more than 15 years of prominent leadership, business development, operations know-how and management in the life science sector.

Mr. Hexter was most recently Executive Director of Corporate In-Licensing at BioLineRx (NASDAQ: BLRX).

Prior to joining BioLineRx, he worked in private equity and venture capital where he served as CEO of a VC-backed startup. As CEO of Biosensor Systems Design, Mr. Hexter was instrumental in shaping the company’s strategic focus and in forging business development agreements with Fortune 100 companies in the areas of food safety, medical diagnostics and homeland security.

Mr. Hexter earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in management from Boston University. He is married to Chaya Hexter and has three children. He has been living in Israel since 1992.

Gail LevPR/Marketing committee

Gail ran a successful allied health professions practice for 30 years. She had been very involved in marketing and public relations for a number of nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, many of which are affiliated with Israel, Israeli education and safety.  She also sits on many advisory boards. She felt her calling was to live in Israel where she believes she can have a greater impact and can continue to volunteer her time to Israeli causes.

Gail made Aliyah to Israel from Los Angeles, California with her family over 7 years ago.

Gail contributed much of her time while in LA to The Fulfullment Fund, an organization that parallels the vision and mission of Kav L’Noar, working to help youth in distress in many facets of their lives.

Vicky Mannis, Strategic planning committee

Vicky was the Founder and Executive Director of an Early Childhood Center on Long Island, New York for 30 years.  She visited Israel frequently from 1970 and made Aliya in 1983.  Vicky served as the first Chair of the Kav L’ Noar Board of Directors.

Lizzie Rubin

Lizzie has a master’s degree in clinical sociology. She is a family therapis and a sex therapist in private practice treating individuals and couples. Lizzie’s experience includes working in a domestic violence clinic for 3 years, and lecturing on mental health issues.   Previously she was a nurse in Shaare Tzedek Hospital.  Lizzie came on Aliya 31 years ago with her husband Dov and family to Jerusalem.

Community service:

  • Volunteered with Kav L’Noar helping with the coordination of events and lectures.
  • Works with and serves on the board of several non-profits dealing with women’s health issues.


Sora Tova Rogoway

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