Meet our board

Steven Fishman
Steven J. Fishman graduated from the University of California, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and...
Eugene Fooksman
Eugene Fooksman is the Founder and President of the Fooksman Family Foundation. Eugene has been ...
Gila & Adam Milstein
Gila and Adam Milstein are the co-founders of the Milstein Family Foundation.Gila serves the President..
Kfir Gavrieli
Kfir Gavrieli is the co-founder and CEO of Tieks. Tieks designs and sells a line of women’s flat shoes known for it’s...
Jon & Rachel Teller
Jon C. Teller, Esq., is a partner and an award-winning senior trial attorney at Wilshire Law Firm. Jon has been name...
Larry Post
Larry Post is a partner at Arena Capital Advisors, a high yield money management firm. His career include...
Beryl Weiner
Beryl Weiner is the founder of Selvin & Weiner, a professional law corporation. Beryl has been involved in complex ...

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Steven Fishman
Eugene Fooksman
Gila & Adam Milstein
Kfir Gavrieli
Jon & Rachel Teller
Larry Post
Beryl Weiner
Meet Our Board
Steven Fishman
Steven J. Fishman graduated from the University of California, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and received his CPA certificate in 1980.

Steven is the managing partner of the accounting firm Fishman, Block + Diamond, LLP, and has practiced for over 40 years. Jodie and Steven have three children and seven grandchildren, and they are very active in the Jewish community. Jodie has served as a co-chair for the Jewish Federation, lay leadership for Stephen Weiss, and on the Birthright Council.

Steven is serving as a Past President, on the board and chair of the committee of Stephen S. Wise Temple, an executive committee and National Council member of AIPAC, board member and on the finance, development, and strategic planning and distribution committee of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, member of the Los Angeles Birthright Israel Leadership Council, Board of Wise Readers to Leaders, national board of ELNET, the national board of governors of Hebrew Union College, board member of the Impact Forum and a trustee of the Washington Institute.
Eugene Fooksman
Eugene Fooksman is the Founder and President of the Fooksman Family Foundation. Eugene has been engaged in Jewish philanthropy since 2014, focusing on Jewish education, community development, and Israel advocacy.

Eugene has been active in the Jewish community from a young age, starting as a member of the leadership team of the Jewish Agency youth movement in St Petersburg, Russia, and later playing different roles in numerous Jewish programs in the US, including MishMash, Mitbachon, Limmud FSU, and Club Z.

Eugene grew up in St Petersburg, Russia. He followed his family and moved to San Francisco Bay Area at the age of 23, after getting his MS in Mathematics from St Petersburg State University in 1998.

He spent more than 20 years working as a software engineer. Most recently Eugene has been one of the founding engineers at WhatsApp, eventually advancing to the role of Director of Messaging Infrastructure at WhatsApp after its acquisition by Facebook.

Eugene remains active in the startup community as an adviser, investor, and co-founder.
Kfir Gavrieli
Kfir Gavrieli is the co-founder and CEO of Tieks. Tieks designs and sells a line of women’s flat shoes known for it’s signature split-sole, Italian leather, comfort and portability. Tieks was one of the early brands to sell exclusively through it’s own website and today is one of the top web-only fashion brands in the world.

Kfir founded the company with his sister, Dikla, in 2008, and the line officially launched in 2010. The company has been recognized by Forbes (25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands), Inc (30 Under 30), Entrepreneur (Top 30 Startups to Watch), The Oprah Magazine (The O List) and several other national publications. Tieks is committed to women’s empowerment and, through the Gavrieli Foundation, has become the largest individual lender in the world on Kiva, sending over $ 9,000,000 to women entrepreneurs living in poverty around the world.

Prior to Tieks, Kfir worked in the hedge fund, venture capital, real estate and tech industries. He completed BA, MS and MBA degrees at Stanford and lives in Los Angeles.
Gila & Adam Milstein
Gila and Adam Milstein are the co-founders of the Milstein Family Foundation.

Gila serves the President of Stand By Me, an organization that supports Israeli-American cancer patients and their families in Los Angeles. She sits on the Board of several organizations, including the American-Israel Education Foundation, the MERONA Students’ Initiative Foundation, and StandWithUs. Gila is a graduate of the Rothschild Hospital Nursing School, and served as an officer in the Israeli army.

Adam Milstein is a real estate investor and a community activist. He is a co-founder and National Chairman of the Israeli-American Council. He also sits on the Board of several organizations, including, the Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships, and AIPAC National Council. Adam graduated from Technion in 1978, and earned an MBA from USC in 1983.

The Milstein Family Foundation supports a range of Pro-Israel organizations including the Israeli-American Council (IAC), the American Israel Education Foundation (the educational wing of AIPAC), StandWithUs, AISH HaTorah, Hasbara Fellowships, the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), Taglit-Birthright Israel, Christians United for Israel, the Washington Institute, the UCLA Foundation and Nahal Haredi.
Larry Post
Larry Post is a partner at Arena Capital Advisors, a high-yield money management firm. He previously served as Co-Director of the Research Department and as a Senior Trader at Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Subsequently, he founded Post Advisory Group, a high-yield bond money management firm that grew to $14 billion in assets. Larry's other endeavors include serving as the Chair of the Investment Committee of the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and being a board member of StandWithUs.

Larry was born in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Business. He earned his MBA at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Jon & Rachel Teller
Jon C. Teller, Esq., is a partner and an award-winning senior trial attorney at Wilshire Law Firm. Jon’s hard-working demeanor has helped his clients obtain 20 of the Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2020, making up 40% of the list by

Jon has been named a 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 SuperLawyers Rising Star and as “Best Lawyers Ones to Watch” in 2021 and 2022.

Rachel Teller is a partner and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Winstar Properties, and one of the founders of Winstar’s management branch.
Under Mrs. Tellers guidance, the portfolio tripled in size and value.  In 2018, Rachel was recognized as one of IREM’s (Institute of Real Estate Management) 30 under 30 of exceptional young professionals in the Real Estate Management profession nationwide.

In 2017, Mrs. Teller was selected to attend the highly coveted invite-only Forbes 30 under 30 International Summit held in Tel Aviv, Israel. Mrs. Teller was also nominated at the 2016 and 2019 LA Business Journal’s Women’s Summit in both the categories of, “Rising Star” and “Executive of the Year.”
Dr. Daniel S. Dunkelman
Dr. Daniel S. Dunkelman brings a wealth of experience to our organization. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His journey in the medical field began with an M.D. degree from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Dunkelman's extensive medical career spans continents and includes roles as a lecturer, seminar presenter, and instructor. He completed residencies in General Surgery at prestigious institutions in Buenos Aires and Los Angeles, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Recognized for his contributions, he has received accolades such as the "Leo Rigler Award for Academic Achievement" and the "Leadership Award."

Beyond medicine, Dr. Dunkelman is a multifaceted individual, with a strong presence in media and performing arts, including lead roles and screenwriting credits. Committed to making a positive impact, he actively engages in charitable work for various American and Jewish organizations.
Todd Becker
For over three decades, Mr. Todd Becker has diligently crafted a national reputation as an exceptional attorney, demonstrating expertise across various legal domains. His practice includes mass tort law, business law, international law, personal injury, bankruptcy, and wildfire-related matters, irrespective of their size or complexity. Mr. Becker has consistently delivered outstanding legal representation to a diverse array of clients.

In addition to his legal accomplishments, Mr. Becker is an esteemed lecturer on international law and the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, sharing his insights at prestigious institutions such as USC, Georgetown University, the China/US Business Summit, the US Consulate, Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou, Tsing Hua University in Beijing, and Business University in Wuhan. His dedication to knowledge sharing exemplifies his commitment to legal education and expertise dissemination.

Central to Mr. Becker's practice is his profound value for personal connections and open communication with every client. His reputation extends well beyond the legal arena, particularly within the Chinese community in Los Angeles, where his background and active involvement in China have earned him deep respect and recognition.
Barry Wolfe
As a first-generation American growing up in a poor Chicago neighborhood, Barry Wolfe’s desire to attend summer camp and participate in other community activities might have been denied but for the generous contributions of anonymous donors. From that point on, he made a promise to himself that one day he would repay those benefactors by providing support to others in unfortunate circumstances all over the world. He has kept that promise.

Barry graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing/economics from theUniversity of Illinois, Chicago Circle, in 1969. Upon graduation, he entered the insurance industry and six years later formed his own agency, specializing in employee benefits, pension administration and commercial casualty. As a result of his company’s growth and success, Barry gained an understanding of microcomputer potential. That led to his creating a software company focusing on commercial casualty rating. In 1984, he sold that software company to concentrate on the insurance brokerage business and something much more important to him…his family.

For the next twenty years, Barry was recognized as a leader in changing the paradigm of insurance distribution. He founded and built several ground-breaking companies which provided insurance services to upscale financial institutions and elite clients. One of those companies was sold to Marsh McLennan, a NYSE giant, in2004. Barry remained with MMC until his retirement in 2008. But retirement for Barry meant only that he had more time to give to his other passions.

Making good on his childhood promise, Barry has been completely and faithfully committed to his religion, community and Israel throughout his entire life. He has devoted his time and energy to a number of educational institutions, synagogues and non-profit organizations and has served on many Boards and in various leadership capacities.

Barry is now honored and grateful to be on the Board of Directors of the ImpactForum. He looks forward to many more years of service. Barry is very happily married to Laurelle and together they have five children and eight grandchildren. They are active in their synagogue and live in Encino.
Amy and Jonathan Aires
Jonathan founded Aires Financial in the depths of the Great Financial Crisis.  Today, he is a nationally recognized expert in financial planning, wealth management, and insurance strategies. In 2023, Forbes ranked Aires Financial amongst the best financial security professionals in California, and they consistently receive top honors on the Northwestern Mutual platform.  Jonathan is a past member of JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet.  He graduated with honors from Georgetown’s School of
Foreign Service.
Amy is the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors. Thanks to their vision of living a rich, Jewish life, Amy holds a dual masters degree in Communication Management and Jewish Nonprofit Management from the USC and Hebrew Union College. Amy has served in various roles, including Program Director at
Camp Ramah in California, as well as Director roles at both the LA and SD Jewish Federation. 

Jonathan & Amy reside in La Jolla, CA with their two children Hazel and Jack.