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Israel Bonds Hosts Consultation with Jewish Leaders and New Chairman of the Board Howard L. Goldstein
Leaders of prominent Jewish organizations were hosted by newly elected Board Chairman, Howard L. Goldstein and Bonds President and CEO, Israel Maimon. The gathering was a special opportunity to engage with key leaders committed to Israel and are all a part of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a forum of 53 national organizations dedicated to addressing critical concerns facing American and world Jewry.
The luncheon session brought together some of the leading advocates on behalf of the US-Israel relations and the security of Israel and was opened by Bonds CEO Israel Maimon, who expressed appreciation to those in attendance and emphasized the importance of this opportunity to consider ways to enhance cooperation and strengthen Israel and its people. Mr. Maimon highlighted the recent election of Howard L. Goldstein as Board Chairman and cited Goldstein’s long-term commitment to Bonds for over more than three decades, beginning with his service as Chair of Bonds’ new Leadership Division in Miami.
Quoting a letter written by Israel’s Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon, in which Kahlon congratulated Goldstein in his new position and was inspired by his dedication to Israel and the Israel Bonds enterprise, Maimon affirmed, “I wish you great success as chairman of the board, and I am confident you will implement an agenda that fully reflects your great love for Israel and the Jewish people.”
Goldstein, who previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board, lauded attendees for their devotion and activism towards a stronger and more self-sufficient Jewish State. The New Jersey native noted that he continues to marvel at the nation’s triumphs achieved in every facet of human endeavor. A CPA by profession, Goldstein was elected by unanimous vote and succeeded Richard L. Hirsch, who had served as board chair for nearly 8 years. Goldstein, like Hirsch and their predecessors, sees the Bonds organization as indispensable to contributing in Israel through the many projects made possible by the investments in Israel Bonds and he looks forward to elevating its stature in many ways, including in the broader organizational community.
Conference of Presidents CEO, Malcolm Hoenlein, wished the new Bonds Chairman great success as he did his friend Israel Maimon. He thanked Israel Bonds’ leadership for their ongoing role in the Conference of Presidents and their vital support for Israel’s economy. Hoenlein said, “By maximizing our resources and advancing the cooperation and coordination among our institutions for the betterment of Israel and Jews around the world, we are able to mobilize support for the Jewish State both within and without our community.”
The recently elected chairman of the Conference of Presidents, Arthur Stark, a passionate and dedicated supporter of Israel who served as Chairman of the Board of Friends of the IDF, noted the crucial role bonds plays in enhancing Israel’s economic vitality and cited the role Israel plays in advancing high-tech, green-tech, biotech, and many other cutting-edge industries that benefit the entire world.
The group then engaged in an intensive discussion of some of the challenges facing the American Jewish community and its support for Israel as well as the issues facing Israel in the international arena.
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