Leadership: Executive Team

Mike Leven

Founder

Hadara Ishak

President & Chief Operating Officer

Josh Schalk

Executive Director

Debbie Campbell

Chief Marketing Officer

Yanna Angel

Executive Assistant

Leadership: Advisory Board

Max August
NEW YORK, NY

Lois Kohn-Claar and Gary Claar
SCARSDALE, NY

Suzanne Dryan Felson
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Abraham Foxman
NEW YORK, NY

Julie Hinds Franklin
MIAMI, FL

Mischa Galperin
NEW YORK, NY

David Gemunder
TAMPA, FL

Fred Gluckman
BEVERLY HILLS, CA

Gidi Grinstein
NEW YORK, NY

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield
NEW YORK, NY

Amy Holtz – Co-Founder
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Jay Kaiman
ATLANTA, GA

Bernie Marcus
ATLANTA, GA

Elisa Morton Palter
TORONTO, CANADA

Julie Platt
LOS ANGELES, CA

Jane Sherman
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Andres Spokoiny
NEW YORK, NY

Thomas D. Stern
NEW YORK, NY

Rabbi Mike Uram
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Etta and Raymond Zimmerman
BOCA RATON, FL

Mike Leven

Founder

Mike Leven is a legendary business executive and visionary philanthropist. Inspired by Warren Buffet’s and Bill Gates’ Giving Pledge, Mike founded the Jewish Future Promise to carry on his family’s commitment to Judaism.

Mr. Leven currently serves on the boards of AEPi Fraternity Foundation; HERSHA Hospitality Trust; Honorary board member of Birthright Israel Foundation; Trustee Hadassah College of Jerusalem and The Marcus Foundation.

Mark Silberman

Chairman

Mark Silberman is the Chair of the Board of the Jewish Future Promise. He is the former president of Temple Kehillat Chaim in Roswell, Georgia and former national board member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), where he served on the North American Camping (NAC), budget, and business practices committees.

He is the former Chair of the Board for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, has served on the Board of Trustees for the past eight years, was the campaign chair in 2017, and has served on numerous Federation committees.

Hadara Ishak

President & Chief Operating Officer

Before coming to Jewish Future Promise, Hadara has had a varied career in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. She has been an entrepreneur, building Jan Micolle, a successful women’s clothing manufacturing company that sold to major retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s.

As vice president of distribution and a co-producer at Imagination Productions, an independent documentary film company with a focus on the Jewish world, Hadara placed their films with services like Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes.

Hadara also served as vice president of partnerships at OpenDor Media and brought their Israeli history content to a diverse group of religious, educational, civic, and governmental organizations throughout North America.

Josh Schalk

Executive Director
Jewish Future Promise

Josh is an experienced non-profit professional, having most recently served as a Regional Director at BBYO. Additionally, he has experience working in retail management, high end luxury sales, and customer service.

A native of Herndon, VA, Josh is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was an active member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and Hillel. Post college, Josh spent a year living in Israel as a participant on Masa’s Israel Teaching Fellows program, then gained practical life skills while traveling the world.

Josh loves great food experiences, spending time with family and friends and helping build a strong Jewish future.

Debbie Campbell

Chief Marketing Officer

Debbie Campbell’s career as a marketing professional spans over three decades. Well-known and highly regarded in the retail, hospitality, franchising, and non-profit industry, she has played a leadership role in developing highly successful brands, and fully integrated marketing and advertising programs, and service cultures.

Most recently, Campbell, served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Georgia Aquarium, a 501(c)3, responsible for driving attendance, as well as creating and expanding the revenue streams. Prior to Georgia Aquarium, Campbell served as vice president of marketing and branding for Foot Solutions, Inc.

Yanna Angel

Executive Assistant

Yanna Angel, originally from Israel, is a former Contact Personnel/Case Manager – Sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces. Angel has a strong background in customer success, having worked most recently with Engaged Media, a WebMD Company. Dedicated to serving others in the non-profit sector, Angel previously worked for the Jewish Family & Career Services as their case manager focused on Holocaust Survivors, The Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN, and with the Consulate General of Israel.

Angel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management from Sapir Academic College in Israel.