National Board of Directors

Andrew M. Hutter, MD

Chairman of the Board

Andrew M. Hutter, MD was elected the national and international chairman of the Board of Directors of Israel Bonds on February 28, 2024. Andrew has been involved with Israel Bonds for more than 20 years and has spearheaded many committees during that time. He began his tenure with leadership positions in metro New Jersey, serving as chairman of the medical division and then general chairman of the metro New Jersey campaign. He also co-founded the national medical division of Israel Bonds. Andrew has led many medical delegations to Israel on behalf of Israel Bonds. Nationally, he has served on the board for 15 years, most recently as vice chairman and treasurer of the board of directors. As chairman of the Mentorship Program, Andrew was instrumental in developing the next generation of Bonds leaders. He is proud that his wife Barbara and their children have taken an active role with Israel Bonds as well. Andrew is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and is an orthopedic surgeon in New Jersey.

Dani Naveh

President & CEO

Dani Naveh assumed the office of president & CEO of Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds in December 2021. Dani came to Israel Bonds with extensive experience, holding key positions in government and the business and financial sectors. In government, he served as minister of health, a position in which he helped the national health care system to a post-recession turnaround, stabilizing it during one of Israel’s deepest and most severe financial crises. As minister of parliamentary affairs, Dani coordinated between the government and Knesset.
As a member of the Knesset, Dani served on committees that included Foreign Affairs & Defense; Constitution, Law and Justice; and Rights of the Child. He also headed the lobby for securing the release of IDF POW and MIA soldiers.
Moreover, prior to his ministerial positions, he served as cabinet secretary, administrating and coordinating the government agenda, its meetings and committees. As cabinet secretary, he led the Israeli side of the steering committee with the Palestinian Authority, and played a key role in the negotiating team that reached two major agreements with the Palestinians - the Wye River Memorandum and Hebron Agreement. He also played a central position in the continuing dialog between Israel and the U.S. Administration, and coordinated Israeli government activities against antisemitism. Previously, he served as an adviser to Israel’s minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs.
Dani moved to the business sector in 2007. He was an active chairman of the board of Clal Insurance and Finance, one of the largest financial groups in Israel, managing $60 billion in financial assets. He is the founder of Health Care Venture Capital Group, which established three funds, specializing in the field of MedTech and health care. He was the founder and chairman of the board of Sure-Tech investments, a public partnership investing in Insurtech and Fintech.
Additional business experience includes chairman of the board of Cann Pharmaceutical, one of the leading Israeli companies in the field of medical cannabis; and board chairman and member of different public and private companies.

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 Bnai Zion Foundation, and is on the Advisory Council of IsraAid.

Glenn Segal


In addition to serving as Board of Directors Secretary, 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.

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, awarded "Best Hotel Booking Site" by 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, 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, 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.'

Howard L. Goldstein

Chairman Emeritus

Howard L. Goldstein is senior partner at Citrin Cooperman, one of the nation's largest professional services firms. With more than 50 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.

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.

Didi Nishlis

Didi is an experienced business development specialist and entrepreneur, specializing in international B2B/G2G business opportunities, capital raising and partnerships. Didi serves as VP Business Development at 270Surgical, an innovative medical device start-up, and consults to several companies including Mekorot, Vital OP, Aster Medical (Dubai) and more. Previously Didi founded and managed several successful small businesses including Goldfish Production and CrossFit Haifa. Didi graduated with honors from the HBA Ivey Business School at Western University in Canada.

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.

Josh M. Rubens

Josh M. Rubens is a shareholder at Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L., a litigation firm in Miami, Florida. Josh focuses his practice on real estate, commercial, and trust and estate matters. Prior to joining Kluger Kaplan in May 2011, Josh was an associate with Berger & Montague, P.C. in Philadelphia, where he advised and represented government entities, public pension funds, and other institutional investors in securities litigation matters. For the last decade, Josh has been actively involved with Israel Bonds. Josh has served as a Vice Chair of the New Leadership division, a Vice Chair of the Campaign Advisory Council, and a committee member of the Shimon Peres Mentorship Program. Josh graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from Emory University in 2005, and from University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2008. Josh is a competitive tennis player, having played varsity tennis at Penn State University and Emory University. Josh is originally from the Philadelphia area.

Andrew D. Rubin

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.

Jason Schwartz

Jason is the senior managing director and assistant general counsel of Stonebriar Commercial Finance, North America's largest independent commercial leasing company. Jason's involvement in Israel Bonds began in 2007. After helping to expand the organization's local North Texas campaign, Jason went on to become both the national and then international chairman of Israel Bonds' new leadership division, where he played a key role in achieving dramatic growth in engagement by younger investors in Israel Bonds and its activities. Jason also serves on the boards of the Association for Development of Israel, Inc., and Camp Young Judaea, Inc., and is active in the leadership of several other philanthropic and community organizations throughout the United States and Israel.

Laura Stein

Laura Stein is Of Counsel to the law firm of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and since 1995 has practiced in the areas of securities class action litigation, complex litigation and legislative law. Laura has developed a national practice serving as an asset recovery expert, with a focus on minimizing losses suffered by shareholders due to corporate fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty working with hundreds of institutional investors worldwide, including in the United States, Canada and Israel. Laura earned her BA with honors and her JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to being a Board and National Campaign Advisory Committee member for Israel Bonds, she served as chair of the Women's Division of Los Angeles. Laura also sits on the Board of Directors of Beat the Streets Los Angeles, WIZO Israel Leadership Forum and California Board, and on the National Board of Stand With Us, and both UNC and USC Hillel Boards. Laura has also been a supporter and activist in many other community organizations including the American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, AIPAC, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (having served for several years on the PK-12 comittee), The Maccabiah Games and The Simon Wiesenthal Center, to name a few.

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 WoodTock & Co., a full-service investment bank, and chairman emeritus of Gordian Group LLC, a U.S. investment bank specializing in board-level advice in complex, distressed, or ‘story’ financial matters. Fred is also co-chairman and director of the Council for a Secure America, an organization focused on the importance of Israel to the security of America. He also served as CEO and co-chairman of Good Works Acquisition Corp., a publicly held Special Purpose Acquisition Corp., until its sale. 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. He was chairman of the Israel Bonds National Campaign Advisory Council from 2010 to 2017.