Julia and Avi Abadie have been passionate supporters of United Hatzalah for several years, and have had the privilege to co-chair the Upper East Side division of UH Young Leadership.
Yaron is actively involved in the natural resources space, serving in various roles supporting the upstream oil & gas industry. Outside his professional activities, he is an active and long-time supporter of United Hatzalah, serving on the Young Leadership board of the organization for over two years. Yaron spends his time between New York and Tel Aviv. Yaron graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Economics. Yaron is the Co-Head of the Downtown UHYL Board.
Joshua Blisko graduated with a BSc in finance from NYU Stern. He works at Cohen Equities focusing on commercial real estate. Joshua has a tremendous passion for the work United Hatzalah does and is dedicated to sharing its mission with the world. When not at work or at UH events, you can find Joshua at his apartment on the Upper East Side, spending time with his wife and their new baby boy. Josh is on the UWS UHYL Board.
Gabriela and Jason Brecher currently live on the Upper East Side. They attended NYU for their undergraduate studies. Gabriela received her Masters in mental health counseling from Fordham University, and is currently working in the field of mental health counseling. Jason received his Masters in construction management and is working in the field of property management.
Michael currently serves as Vice President at Elysee Investment Company, where he oversees the firm's acquisitions and asset management activities. He earned a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a focus on Real Estate Law, and a BS from NYU's Stern School of Business, where he majored in Finance and International Business. As the son of Israeli immigrants, Michael is committed to supporting organizations that help Jewish communities in Israel and abroad. He is particularly excited to be involved with United Hatzalah, whose mission reflects the tenets of Judaism he most values.
Al R. Gindi is very passionate about United Hatzalah’s mission and hopes to help the organization continue to grow its lifesaving work in Israel and beyond. Al is a principal of ASG Equities, and oversees the real estate family office for the Gindi family who own and operate Century 21 Stores. Al is a graduate of NYU Stern School of Business and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Al resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and two children.
Andre Hass currently works in real estate private equity at Shorenstein Properties. He is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities, performing financial and market analysis, and facilitating the due diligence process on new acquisitions.
Prior to joining Shorenstein, Andre was an associate at Cushman & Wakefield within their Equity, Debt & Structured Finance practice. During his time there, Andre was involved in over $3 billion worth of capital raising assignments, across various property types.
When not at the office, Andre loves spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys trying new activities, traveling the world, and is an avid New York Rangers fan. Both Andre and his wife Samantha are the Upper West Side co-chairs of United Hatzalah’s young leadership board. They’re always trying to find new ways to support the organization and help it grow. Andre graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from New York University with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Business Studies.
David Kaufman serves as Managing Partner of Parkave Capital Group (PCG) a private investment group focused on acquiring apartment communities, net leased properties and healthcare facilities nationwide. David enjoys investing in technology startups, playing golf and snowboarding; and is a strong advocate for United Hatzalah and serves on its Young Leadership Committee in addition to supporting other Jewish and humanitarian causes.
Juliette and Alan Klipper first learned about the great work of United Hatzalah at an FIDF brunch where Avi Jorisch was speaking about his book "Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World." Since then, they have supported the organization and recently became apart of the 30 under 30 group. Alan is a Complex Risk Officer at Morgan Stanley, and Juliette is a Senior Manager of FP&A at Coach. Juliette and Alan are both avid runners, having run the NYC marathon several times each and recently successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Ralph Mizrahi is currently 24 years old and resides in Brooklyn, New York. With a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management and a Minor in Psychology, Ralph graduated summa cum laude from CUNY’s Baruch College Honors program in December 2015. Prior to joining the family business, where Ralph now works as the head of business development, he spent two years networking with and learning from some of the most brilliant minds in both the business and non-profit worlds.
His involvement in United Hatzalah began three short years ago when he met Eli Beer, who was in Brooklyn fundraising for the United Hatzalah. He was immediately amazed by the work United Hatzalah does, as well as enamored by the special individual who made his vision a reality. Eli invited Ralph to get involved in UH’s Young Leadership Group, which led Ralph to join United Hatzalah’s Israel Delegation in April 2018. United Hatzalah has grown to become Ralph’s #1 organization in terms of his financial and time commitments.
Ralph is also very involved in various organizations in his community. He is the chair of multiple young leadership groups, has planned countless events and fundraisers, responsible for raising millions of dollars for Sephardic Community Center, Sephardic Food Fund, Sephardic Bikur Holim, The Special Children’s Center, and others. Ralph’s favorite quote, which he considers his guide for life is one from Steve Jobs, “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Rose is the Co Founder & CEO of Orah, the premier quality care assurance platform in the Home Care industry, empowering a myriad of lives to receive the quality care they deserve. Orah currently yields 93% care plan compliance, a game changer for home care execution. Rose leverages her experience working at Google, Investment Banking, and the Israeli Knesset (Legislature) towards Orah's success. She attended New York University and holds a BA in Social Entrepreneurship, an individualized major she designed.
Rose also is President of United Hatzalah’s Young Leadership and is a council member on the Council of Young Jewish Presidents.
Avi Stern grew up in New York City, and attended Boston University. After his studies, he began his career at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he spent 3 years working on Hollywood blockbusters such as THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 and AFTER EARTH. He continues to produce his own films independently, including THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and PIERCING, which was acquired by Universal Studios in 2018. He is also the Co-founder of MovieGrade, a focused, user-rating and recommendations platform, which has been featured in Forbes and Business Insider. Avi is on the Downtown UHYL Board.
Many works of art betray the hand of the artist. Elizabeth Sutton’s work, however, tells of the mind of the artist. Her compositional signature is a strong undercurrent of mathematical proportion and algorithmic color placement. Nothing is accidental; everything is intuitive. For Sutton, process is paramount and it begins with a survey of surface and dimension. Working through each concept as if solving a puzzle, she strives for balance, never leaving unexamined the precise nuances of her creative subject. With a strong background in mathematics and business, Sutton’s exacting process aims for a perfection that yet unfolds organically, creating pieces that are simultaneously unique and consistent in their compositional equilibrium.
Sutton believes that her compositions find engaging the viewer with organization cmplexity while simultaneously entertaining with whimsy. In 2016, Sutton was selected to participate in the NYDesigns incubator program, exhibited at oth the Affordable Art Fair & Hamptons Designer Showhouse, and was feautured by The New York Post, as well as Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing.” In early 2017, Elizabeth donated her work to the nationally-recognized 92nd Street Y’d Spring Fundraiser as well as Lenox Health Greenwich Village and participated in both the 2017 Architectural Digest Design Show and New York Deisn Center’s “What’s New What’s Next.” In October 2017, Sutton hosted a fundraising event for ArtStart, which the Executive Co-Director described as “by far the most successful event” in her time with the organization. Sutton most recently launched a capsule collection with Bari Lynn Accessories for Bergdorf Goodman, was subsequently pciked up by Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Harrod’s. In Fall 2018, Sutton will partner with Joe & The Juice in locations across New York City.
Joseph R Tawil currently lives in New York City, practicing corporate law at K&L Gates LLP. He earned his JD at Fordham University School of Law, where he concentrated in business and financial law.
Over the years, he has been involved with several nonprofits where he has helped develop new programs as well as planned fundraisers and events. Some of these nonprofits include Sephardic Bikur Holim, The Sabra Institute, the SCA, and Save a Child’s Heart. Nonetheless, United Hatzalah has a special place in his heart because of its inclusive community of life-savers and its promotion of tikkun olam around the globe.
Joe Teplow is a cofounder of Good Today, a charity newsletter that inspires its users to donate 25 cents a day to causes of importance. Joe is also the founder of REBEL (aquired by Salesforce) a startup based in NYC that provides interactive email functionality to brands like Home Depot, Sonos and eBay. Joe was a volunteer EMT in his hometown of Teaneck NJ and has seen the lifesaving work of Hatzalah firsthand. Joe is on the Downtown UHYL Board.
Renée is an actress, comedienne, influencer, producer, philanthropist and Global Ambassador. Renée made her film debut in the third installment of the cult classic Sharknado series in 2015. This classically trained New York actress is best known for her roles in The Comedian (2016) opposite Robert De Niro and Edie Falco, Blind (2017) with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore, and her Sundance 2017 film The Yellow Birds opposite Jennifer Aniston. Renée debuted her stand up career at the legendary Comic Strip Live. She performs throughout New York City at clubs like Gotham Comedy Club. Renée also performs as an MC at fundraisers throughout New York, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, including a United Hatzalah Gala in New York where she helped raised $1M from young professionals in one night. Renée is also an instagram influencer where she travels the world and wears the latest fashion trends partnering with brands like The Four Seasons, The Park Hyatt and Nobu. As a philanthropist Renée serves on the Young Leadership Board of many foundations including; United Hatzalah, Michael Milken Prostate Cancer Foundation, Shalvah Children’s Center, The Shoah Foundation, Robin Hood, Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, UJA-Federation, The Jewish Museum of New York and The Yiddish Theatre. While on one of her annual visits to the United Hatzalah headquarters in Jerusalem, Renée was named United Hatzalah’s Global Ambassador. Renée is an avid traveler, snowboarder, painter and loves to box.