The Israel Bonds New York Leadership Council met for a luncheon, attended by more than 20 of New York Region’s most influential leaders, at the Israel Bonds headquarters in Manhattan on January 31, 2018.
Gary Jacob, Chairman of the Israel Bonds New York Leadership Council, opened the meeting noting the diversity of the people gathered from all different divisions: real estate, insurance, Wall Street, finance, private equity, electrical, and legal. He went on to discuss the need to reach every segment of the New York economy for wider growth of Israel Bonds.
(From left) Avner Mendelson, CEO of Bank Leumi; Ziv Ehrenfeld, Senior Director of PSP
Investments; Jonathan Kushner, President of KRE Group; Simon Ziff, President of Ackman Ziff;
Lance Hirt, Managing Partner of Stonecourt Capital LP; Berny Fuchs, former Managing Director
and Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch; Martin Minkowitz, Israel Bonds Insurance Division Co-Chairman;
Dr. Gil Lederman, Radiation Oncologist and Radio Personality; Michael Stoler, Israel Bonds Real Estate
Division Chairman; Gary Jacob, New York Leadership Council Chairman
Andrew Chase, Israel Bonds Executive Director of the New York Region, then described the events and activities of the region, from the real estate, insurance and electrical divisions and their receptions, to Women’s Division and New Leadership. He also spoke of expansion into Wall Street, medical and high-tech divisions.
(From left) Andrew Chase, Israel Bonds Executive Director New York Region;
Michael Zaremsky, Head of New York Region Bank Leumi; Hal Sokoloff,
President of H&L Electric; Steven Mark, Israel Bonds Assistant Executive Director
New York Region; Chagit Raskin, Bank Leumi Private Banker; Gabriella Zahn Bielski,
Corporate Associate at Covington; Richie Allen, President of ACBI
Stuart Garawitz, Israel Bonds Vice President of National Sales, closed the luncheon with a recap of the two prior Warren Buffett events hosted last year in Omaha and New York City. The two events combined raised over $200 million in bond sales. Elie Hirschfeld of Hirschfeld Properties, who attended both Buffett events, spoke about how informative and transformative the experiences were for him. Stuart went on to speak on the importance of strong lay leadership and active participation, citing this as the main ingredient in the success and growth of Israel Bonds.
(From left) Stuart Garawitz, Israel Bonds Vice President of National Sales; Gary Jacob,
New York Leadership Council Chairman; Michael Stoler, Israel Bonds Real Estate
Division Chairman; Martin Minkowitz, Israel Bonds Insurance Division Co-Chairman
(Photos: Amanda Ellis)