Leadership and Management

The members of the Executive Committee set operational policy for Limmud FSU, authorize budgetary adjustments between International Executive Committee sessions, and set guidelines for the preparation of the annual work plan. Moreover, they work closely with the team of our organization’s high-quality professionals in order to carry out the events all around the globe

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    Aaron G. Frenkel

    President of Limmud FSU International

    International businessman and entrepreneur, Loyd's Group owner since the late 80s. In the 90’s provided major assistance in bringing Olim from the former Soviet Union, and today plays an active role in public initiatives in Israel and abroad. Was awarded the French Legion of Honor; Mecenate of Russia by the president of the Russian Federation; Chevalier of the Ordre de Grimaldi of Monaco; Chairman of the governing board of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress; Vice President of the World Jewish Congress; honorary consul of the Republic of Croatia; president of the Monaco Jewish community.

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    Matthew Bronfman

    Chairman of the International Steering Committee

    Our major supporter and has been involved with Limmud FSU in a leadership role since 2009. Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Matthew serves as Chairman and CEO of BHB Holdings. As one of the largest American Jewish investors in the Israeli economy, Bronfman is also the main shareholder in IKEA Israel. Attended Harvard Business School where he graduated in 1985. Matthew’s philanthropic interests besides Limmud FSU include national chairman, American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS program; chairman, Teamwork Foundation; and member of the board of 92nd Street Y.

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    Chaim Chesler

    Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee

    Founder of Limmud FSU. Chaim is in charge of programs and activities, presentation of initiatives and the execution of policy directives approved by the Executive Committee. As Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chaim leads the negotiations with organizations and foundations, and facilitates the inclusion of their representatives in Limmud FSU’s forums. Chaim headed the Jewish Agency for Israel’s delegation to the former Soviet Union and the United States, and served as treasurer of the Jewish Agency.

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    Sandra F. Cahn

    Limmud FSU’s Co-Founder and its FRD Committee Chair

    Sandra was instrumental in enlisting crucial support for organization’s creating and has been active in promoting its activities and fundraising efforts ever since. She has long been involved in fundraising for major organizations. She co-founded UJA-Federation of New York’s Women’s Executive Circle, a group serving female CEOs, CFOs, and presidents of significant corporations. Serves on the boards of the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, UJA-Federation of New York and is a past president of the Queens College Hillel.

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