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    Gerry Cohen

    International Board Chair

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    Wendy Slavin

    President ITECF Board

    Wendy is an executive in the apparel industry for the past 35 years. Throughout the years she has spent extensive time in the Far East and Europe developing and producing sweaters and knits for large retailers throughout the globe.

    Wendy became involved with ITEC in 2016 when she joined her mother on ITEC’s 40th anniversary mission to Israel. Her heart was touched as she witnessed firsthand, the impact that ITEC has on the children of Israel. After the trip, she immediately became involved on a deeper level with ITEC

    Wendy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. She is a member of Park Avenue Synagogue and an honorary board member. She loves to ski, travel, enjoys a good meal, spending time with her friends and family, and engaging in conversation about our Jewish future. She is originally from Holyoke, Massachusetts and resides in NYC with her husband Howard and their daughter Samantha.

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    Dan Diker

    International Vice Chair & Secretary

    Dan started with ITEC 45 years ago in 1977, when, as a top ranked US Junior player he travelled throughout the US and Canada coaching the first team of children to help fundraise for the dream that has become ITEC’s 17 centers, today the largest Tennis education Institute in the world under one roof. 

    Dan credits ITEC for inspiring him to make Aliyah In 1990. A graduate of Harvard and Reichman Universities, he is former Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress and previously served as Knesset reporter for Israel’s Channel One News.

    Today, Dan is a Foreign Policy Research Fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is author/ editor of five books on the global BDS-campaign. Professor Alan Dershowitz called Dan’s most recent book, Israelophobia and the West, “The Bible for Understanding the New Anti-Semitism”.in 2022 Dan was appointed policy advisor to the Knesset Caucus to counter BDS, antisemitism and political warfare.

    Dan has said that ITEC’s pathbreaking system of excellence based tennis and education is helping transform Israel’s Jewish and Arab communities, and since the historic Abraham peace and Normalization Accords- the Middle East and beyond.

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    Alan Goldner

    International Vice Chair & Past International Chair

    Alan Goldner has served on the Board of the ITEC for over 30 years. During his tenure he held many positions including U.S. Campaign Chair, President of the U.S. Board twice, International Campaign Chair and Chairman of the International Board. Currently retired, Alan is enjoying being with his children and grandchildren in Chicago and Israel.

    Alan’s philanthropic activities also include serving on the Boards of the United Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, NYJ Camps, and Alexander Muss High School in Israel.

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    Amy Hendricks

    International Vice Chair & Past ITECF President

    Amy graduated in 1988 from Carnegie Mellon University.  After her second child was born, she retired from Merrill Lynch and became a full time volunteer.  Amy has held leadership positions on almost every Jewish board in the Mahoning Valley – Commission for Jewish Education, Jewish Community Center, Congregation Rodef Sholom, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, and the Thomases Foundation.

    Her family has been part of the Israel Tennis & Education Centers since it was just a dream.  She attended her first exhibition in 1977 and has been hooked ever since.  In 1991 She attended a Young Leadership mission where she became a Young Founder. Tennis, Israel and children are Amy’s passions and where she found the perfect match to commit her time.

    Amy has been on the board of ITEC since 2013 and currently serves as the President of the US Board.

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    Edward Reicin

    International Vice Chair & Past International Chair

    Edward Reicin, began his professional life as a litigator/attorney. He recently retired from his career as a businessman and continues to accept roles as a basso in Bel Canto operas.

    Ed has served as an ITCE International Board Chairman and is presently an ITCE Vice President.

    He also serves as a board member of two Chicago opera companies and is an officer of the Board of the Metropolitan Opera.

    Ed graduated from the University of Illinois School of Arts and Sciences with a major in economics  and the University of Illinois Law school and has been a member of the Illinois Bar since 1959. He served pro bono as the Chairman of the Board of the Near North Family Guidance Centers , a drug rehabilitation program. Ed and his wife Leah live in Skokie Illinois, are active in their Jewish community, have three children, eight grandchildren and one great grandson (so far).

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    Gil Kovalski

    International Vice Chair

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    Jeffrey Siegel

    International Treasurer

    Jeff Siegel and his wife Heidi have lived in New York City for 30 years. They have two daughters, Emily (26) and Ellie (23) who also live in New York City. Jeff is a real estate developer and his companies operate under the ML7 brand. ML7 is a family of private real estate investment, development, management and construction companies with offices in Princeton, New Jersey and New York City. ML7 purchases, redevelops, repositions and manages commercial, retail and residential real estate assets throughout New Jersey and in New York City. Jeff has a strong interest in redeveloping historic properties with architectural significance. Jeff received his B.A. from Tulane University in New Orleans and his J.D. from New England School of Law in Boston. He is an avid tennis player and looks forward to summers in East Hampton with his family. He is thrilled to be a part of the Israel Tennis and Education Centers family.

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    Linda Solomon

    ITECF Board Secretary

    Linda has been actively involved with ITEC since 2017. She is a member of the Global Business Board and serves as Secretary for the Executive Global Business Board. Linda is passionate about helping all children in Israel reach their full potential both on and off the court. Other current philanthropic involvements include serving as the Secretary for the Tree of Life Center Executive Board;  Board Member of the Tree of Life’s Interim Governance Committee; Campaign Co-Chair for The Tree of Life’s Remember, Rebuild, Renew campaign; and Co-Chair of the King David Society for the UJA-Federation of New York. Linda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Linda is the proud mother of 3 children and resides in Westchester, NY with her husband, Jeffrey, and their dog, Grover. When she is not spending time with friends and family you can find her on the tennis court.

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    Gerald Millman

    ITECF Board Vice President & Audit Committee Chair

    Gerry Millman is an actuary and investment consultant working in New York City. Gerry is a retired actuarial partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). He served in that capacity for over twenty years supporting many of the Firm’s largest clients. Currently, he is acting as an independent actuarial consultant while working in several investment areas.

    Gerry is active in the community with many philanthropic activities. In addition to ITEC, Gerry also serves as a member of the President’s Council for Union College and a member of several charities devoted to children with severe illnesses. Gerry is also the Treasurer and member of his Cooperative Board.

    Gerry graduated from Union College in 1970, where he majored in Mathematics and Economics. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Gerry and his wife Mary live in New York City with their son.

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    Leslie Corwin

    Governance Committee Chair

    Leslie D. Corwin is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer focusing his practice on disputes, mergers and acquisitions, liquidations, dissolutions and bankruptcies. He has broad experience with the full range of valuation, accounting and ethical issues that typically arise in business disputes. Mr. Corwin has litigated issues of first impression and his practice also includes elements of finance, securities, entertainment, employment law, ERISA, real estate and bankruptcy. He has represented and negotiated on behalf of principals, partners and senior executives of many of the country’s leading investment banks and private equity firms, international and national law and accounting firms, broker- dealers, investment banks, hedge funds and real estate developers.

    Mr. Corwin is a member of the American Law Institute, the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department, and serves on multiple other court committees. In 2019, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Law Journal and was named one of its inaugural New York Trailblazers. In May 2021, he was named to American Lawyer’s Inaugural List of Northeast Trailblazers. He is a frequent analyst on CNN, CNBC, Fox, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Mr. Corwin also writes extensively for law journals and industry publications and has lectured for the judiciary, bar, legal associations and law schools, industry organizations and Harvard Business School. The 1998 book, Law Firm Partnership Agreements, which he co-authored, is considered the definitive treatise on the subject. He participated in the Aspen Institute’s 2017 Justice & Society Seminar, an annual, invitation- only seminar co-founded by the late Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun that is composed of 20 distinguished participants from various professional fields.

    Mr. Corwin is a 1973 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and a graduate of Brown University.

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    Richard Rothschild

    Global Fundraising Committee Chair

    Richard Rothschild is married to his wife Barbara for 38 years and resides in Palm Beach Florida. Barbara and Richard have 2 grown sons David married to Sarah and Robert married to Ronni. He recently retired after a 40 plus year career in Wealth management at Smith Barney and Wells Fargo.

    Richard enjoys many sports but tennis is his passion. Barbara and Richard also enjoy travel and collecting contemporary art. He serves on several boards including the Israel Tennis & Education Centers, American friends of Hebrew university, United way of Palm beach, and Morse Life. He also has been a board member for many years and tennis chairman at Palm Beach country club.

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    Steve Rosenberg

    Real Estate Committee Chair

    Steve Rosenberg has been on the board of the Israel Tennis & Education Centers for approximate 5 years, and has held position as global chairman and fundraising chair. His family has been involved with ITEC for close to 40 years. Steve has been involved in community work for the past 40 years as president of Portland Jewish Community Center and president of Portland’s local federation. He has also served on the boards for the jewish day school for past 30 years. As a lover of Israel and its people, Steve recently made Aliya from Portland, Oregon and spends most of his time between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. He also serves on 5 Israeli boards that are involved in sport, culture, and the environment. 

    Steve’s serves on the ITEC board because he believes ITEC can make a positive change on the lives of many Israelis and make Israel a country we can all aspire to.  Professionally Steve has been involved in various aspects of real estate since receiving his Masters in real estate some 45 years ago.

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    Ian Froman

    ITEC Founder

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    Dr. William Lippy

    ITEC Founder & Past International Chair

    Dr. William Lippy is founder of the Lippy Group for Ear, Nose & Throat. He is an internationally recognized expert in stapedectomy surgery for treatment of deafness. He is one of a handful of surgeons in the world who has performed thousands of stapedectomies. Dr. Lippy created “The Lippy Stapes Prosthesis”, many instruments used in stapedectomy surgery, and has many scientific publications to his name. His efforts in educating young otologists and audiologists are internationally recognized. He also teaches and performs ear surgery abroad. He is the past president of the Otosclerosis Study Group.

    Dr. Lippy has supported humanitarian causes since his youth. He has a special interest in athletics, and tennis in particular. These efforts led to the founding of Israel Tennis Centers that have served over 400,000 children. Jump Start America in 1992 was another of Dr. Lippy’s creations. Employers supporting this initiative gave a bonus to any employee who purchased an American built automobile. That year the American share of the automobile market increased for the first time in 30 years.

    Dr. Lippy’s special interest is the treatment and surgery for otosclerosis. He has done over 17,000 stapedectomies including 2000 revisions for otosclerosis. Revision surgery is done for patients whose original surgery was unsuccessful or whose original surgery was successful and then failed. His success rate in revision surgery has dramatically increased over the years because of his great experience, and the advent of the laser. He has written more than 50 peer review papers and five chapters in textbooks. He has taught courses for over 25 years at the Academy of Otolaryngology on unusual problems of the bones of the middle ear and on stapedectomy. He has developed many of the instruments and techniques that are widely used throughout the world. He has written on such exotic subjects as far advanced otosclerosis, stapedectomy in the elderly patients, stapedectomy in children, stapedectomy in combat pilots, what to expect in the second ear, based on what was found in the first ear, and the largest series ever published on revision stapedectomy. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Ohio State University, The Michigan Ear Institute, The University of Miami, The University of Colorado, The University of Pittsburgh, Sanford University, The University of Texas, Long Island Jewish Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Henry Ford Hospital, in Detroit, The Cleveland Clinic, The University of Cincinnati, Tel Aviv University, The University of Eastern Virginia, Western Reserve University, Kings Hospital in Amman Jordan, The University of Cairo, Egypt, The University of Istanbul, Turkey and the University of Bucharest, in Romania.

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    Benjamin Beiler

    Past International Chair

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    Elimelech Crystal

    Past International Chair

    Since 2002 Eli has been a member of the International Board of Directors for ITEC. From 2017-2020, he served as the Chair, and has since become an active member of ITEC’s central committees. Eli also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Armored Corps Association, founding organization of the “Yad Lashiryon” Memorial in Latrun.

    Eli received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Hebrew University Law School in Jerusalem in 1978. He went on to become a lawyer in 1980, and a notary in 1995. Since 1980 he has become the owner of a successful law firm that deals with inter alia in real estate, planning and building, development projects and commercial law. He currently represents both individuals and organizations, dealing primarily with development, planning, and building in Israel and Europe, mainly in Spain. He is married with four beautiful children.

    Eli is the son of an Israeli tennis coach, who built the first tennis court for Jewish youth in Jerusalem in 1936. His father belonged to the Pioneers Group, who grew the popularity of tennis in Israel over decades of hard work. His father continued to coach tennis and give lessons until he was 82 years old; he is now almost 103! In appreciation of his hard work and efforts that went into the sport of tennis in Jerusalem, his father received an honorary title from the Jerusalem City Council, “Yakir Yerushalim”, in 2001.

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    Kevin Green

    Past International Chair

    As the former International Chair of the Board for the Israel Tennis & Education Centers, Kevin – alongside the Green family – has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organization. Since 1976, his passion for sports as a vehicle for coexistence between Israel’s Jewish and Arab populations has influenced the lives of thousands of at-risk youth in the Middle East.

    Kevin is also President & CEO of Greenwin Corp., one of Canada’s largest privately owned, full-service property management and development firms. In this role, Kevin leads a dedicated team of nearly 500 development, construction and property management professionals, all with a shared vision of creating exceptional, inclusive residential and commercial communities – one building at a time.

    Kevin is responsible for driving Greenwin’s growth strategy, development, revitalization and ESG initiatives, always ensuring that our corporate purpose – of building and managing communities for all people – is embedded in every layer of our organization.

    A firm believer in the power of public-private partnerships, Kevin works with several social reform organizations and in close partnership with Toronto Police 31 Division to combine property management and crime prevention through social programming with the intention of improving the quality of life in underserved communities throughout the City.

    He is a proud alumnus of Florida State University, where he attended as a scholarship athlete and received his Bachelor of Science. Kevin lives in Toronto, ON, with his wife and three children.

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    Larry Greenspon

    Past International Chair

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    Sandra Lippy

    Past International Chair

    Sandra Lippy was born in Ohio, and moved to St. Andrew’s in Boca Raton, Florida in 2008. She married Dr. Bill Lippy, a retired surgeon who specialized in operations to restore hearing. They worked together in Israel in the medical field for the first 32 years of their marriage. Together they have four sons, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

    During her career, Sandra was Vice President of ARA Living Centers in Houston Texas, as well as President of Phillips Health Care in Warren, Ohio. She has also held many positions on Boards of various charities, such as: Chairman of Federation in Youngstown, Ohio, Regional Chairman for ChairedSoviet and Ethiopian freedom events, first National Chairman for Campaign Endowment and Liaison with the Israeli Lions of Judah for UJA National Board (now JFNA), Strategic Planning Chairman, National and International Chairman of the Israel Tennis & Education Centers (ITEC) and Global Chairman for Resource Development. She is currently on the Advisory Board for JFNA, and the Global Business Board for ITEC focusing on Resource Development.

    Sandra also created Safta’s Stock club to educate her grandchildren and great grandchildren, which led to the establishment of a women’s investment club “Stocks and Bonding”. In her free time, she enjoys her hobbies: competitive bridge, orchids and writing.

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    Jonathan David

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    Robert Barkin

    Rob Barkin has been part of the Israel Tennis & Education Centers family since 1993 as an International board member, Canadian board member and global business board member. Rob, along side Kevin Green, has been involved in numerous fundraising endeavours including the annual golf tournament in Toronto since 1993 which has continued to be amongst the most successful fundraising golf tournaments in the country.

    Rob is a partner at Creative Planning Financial Group in Toronto. CPFG is an insurance brokerage specializing in the area of estate and tax planning as well as charitable planned giving.

    Creative Planning has operated successfully in Toronto since 1971 making it amongst one of the oldest independent insurance brokerages in the country.

    Rob and his wife of 32 years, Lisa, live in Toronto. They have a son Jake and daughter in law Bernadette and a daughter Halle.

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    Mitch Goldhar

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    Cary Green

    Since 1980, Cary has been responsible for all of Greenwin’s political relationships related to the development process.

    He has been instrumental in the development of over 10,000 purpose-built rental apartment suites, including 2,000 affordable, non-profit and Toronto Community Housing units, and upwards of 1,000 condominium and freehold residential units. Cary has also developed projects in Florida, Montreal, Ottawa and Moncton, N.B.

    Cary has been active on the boards of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Canada Israel Committee, the Canadian Friends of Rambam Hospital, the Association for the Soldiers of Israel and the Israel Tennis & Education Centers. He served for 12 years as an advisor with Toronto’s Southern Ontario Region of Salvation Army. He also dedicated four years to the Realizing the Dream Foundation working directly with Martin Luther King III.

    Cary is the Co-founder and VP of the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Founder of the Canadian Friends of the Interdisciplinary Centre in Herzliya, and recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his early membership with the Canadian Coalition against Terrorism.

    He has been an advisor to both Kehilla and B’nai Brith for their affordable housing, as well as a long-standing member of Toronto’s Urban Development Round Table on Housing. He has taken numerous politicians, Union leaders and business people on trips to Israel, building shared values and support with them.

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    Eric Marshall

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    Evan Ratner

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    Pamela Berkowsky

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    Guy Sustiel

    Guy Sustiel is Strategic business leader, bringing more than 15 years of global experience from world class organizations (Google, JP.Morgan and IAF), education from top tier universities (Cambridge, Wharton), as well as a track record of constant excellence and proven results. In his current role, Guy leads Google’s Marketing Strategy and operations in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa (35+ countries) for all Google business customer (SMB & Large clients) and through all Marketing channels (media, content, events, programs, scaled tools), including Acquisition of new customers and growth of existing ones (insights, demand Generations, product adoption).

International Board of Directors

Robert Barkin, Canada
Benjamin Beiler, USA
Pamela B. Berkowsky, USA
Jaap Blocq, Holland
Seymour Brode, USA
Gerald L. Cohen, USA
Maxine Comisky, USA
Leslie Corwin, USA
Elimelech Crystal, Israel
Orit Crystal, USA
Jonathan David, Israel
Jonathan Davis, Israel
Rosa Dembitzer, Israel & USA
Dan Diker, Israel
Joyce Eisenberg Keefer, USA
Wafa Fahoum, Israel
Ian Froman, Israel
David Frieberg, USA
Robert Glass, USA
Mitch Goldhar, Canada
Alan S. Goldner, USA
Cary Green, Canada
Kevin Green, Canada
Larry Greenspon, USA
Jennifer Haas, USA
Stephen F. Halpern, USA
Amy F. Hendricks, USA
David A. Hirsch, USA
Gideon Hirsch, USA
Linda J. Katell Rowan, USA
Gil Kovalski, Israel
Sandra L. Lippy, USA
William H. Lippy, USA
Eric S. Marshall, USA
Gerald Millman, USA
Richard Pilosof, Canada
Evan Ratner, USA
Edward E. Reicin, USA
Norma Rosenberg, USA
Steve Rosenberg, USA & Israel
Harold Rosenson, USA
Richard Rothschild, USA
Randi Sellinger, USA
Jeffrey M. Siegel, USA
Wendy L. Slavin, USA
Linda Solomon, USA
Ron Steele, Israel
Guy Sustiel, Israel
Russell Tanz, Canada

US Board of Directors

Benjamin Beiler
Pamela Berkowsky
Michele Berman
Lisa Bogatin
Seymour Brode
Gerald L. Cohen
Maxine Comisky
Leslie Corwin
Rosalind Devon
James E. Frank
Robert Glass
Alan S. Goldner
Larry Greenspon
Loren Greenspon
Michael B. Greenwald
Jennifer Haas
Stephen F. Halpern
Amy F. Hendricks
David A. Hirsch
Max Kaye
Linda J. Katell Rowan
Sandra L. Lippy
William H. Lippy
Eric S. Marshall
Gerald Millman
David Nickoll
Phyllis L. Pullman
Maynard Rabinowitz
Evan Ratner
Edward E. Reicin
Steve Rosenberg
Harold Rosenson
Richard Rothschild
Stuart M. Schapiro
Randi Sellinger
Samuel Shapiro
Bunny Shestack
Jeffrey M. Siegel
Wendy L. Slavin
Linda Solomon
Rachel Stein
Rabbi David Steinhardt
Rick Stone
Burton S. Ury
Tracy Ury

Canada Board of Directors

Elijah Antflick
Robert Barkin
Mitch Goldhar
Cary Green
Kevin Green
Andrea Kraus
Richard Pilosof
Russell Tanz

New York Regional Board

Jessie Bard
Leslie Corwin
Anna Fisch
Terri Friedman
Alan S. Goldner
Jennifer Haas
Eric S. Marshall
Bradley Miles
Rachel Miles
Gerald Millman
Phyllis L. Pullman
Mitch Schamroth
Randi Sellinger
Jeffrey M. Siegel
Wendy L. Slavin
Linda Solomon

Honorary Board of Directors

Seymour Brode
Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer
Judy Josephs
Sue Karatz
Harold Rosenson
Stuart M. Schapiro
Bunny Shestack
Linda Silverberg
David Steinhardt