Our Board

Laurie Franz

Laurie is President of the Five Together Foundation, founded along with her siblings in 2005, to provide support to vulnerable populations. Based on the shared values of justice, equal opportunity and compassion, The Five Together Foundation supports initiatives in education and youth empowerment, services to families in need, and the preservation of democracy in America. Laurie is past Board Chair and currently serving as the Governance Chair for the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. She also serves on the boards of JEVS Human Services, JEVS Foundation, and RefugePoint and on the CATT Committee of the USC Shoah Foundation. Laurie graduated from the University of Delaware (B.A. in English) and currently resides in Philadelphia.

Lisa Eisen

As Co-President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, Lisa Eisen spearheads initiatives that empower young Jews to embrace the joy of Judaism, build inclusive Jewish communities, support the State of Israel and repair the world. A nationally recognized leader in philanthropy, Jewish service and Israel advocacy, Lisa serves on the boards of Repair the World, the iCenter, the Israel Institute, BBYO and Project Interchange Seminars in Israel.

Martine Fleishman

Martine Fleishman, born in South Africa, immigrated to NY in 1986 with her husband Stanley. Martine's passion for Jewish education, Israel, social justice and community was formed early on. Currently Chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel's Project T.E.N. and immediate past Regional Chair of UJA Federation of NY's Westchester Division, she sits on the boards of UJA of NY; the Cabinet of the Jewish Life Division of UJA; Hillels of Westchester; The American Jewish Committee; The Jewish Education Project; and Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. A Wexner graduate, Martine enjoys her family, entertaining, travel, Jewish study and exercise.

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand is the Director of Leadership and Learning at Pears Foundation in London. An ordained rabbi, she is a teacher, speaker and writer on leadership and social change, particularly from a faith perspective. Shoshana appears regularly on BBC Radio 2 “Pause for Thought” and is a frequent speaker at conferences, including TEDxJerusalem, Limmud, Greenbelt, and the Cambridge CoExist Leadership Programme. She is the author of The Barefoot Book of Jewish Folk Tales.

Our Funders

A letter from our founding funders

Adnim Foundation

Anne Heyman and Seth Merrin Family Fund

The Laurie and Jeff Franz Fund

Toleo Foundation

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