Archive: July 2020

Ryder Kessler

Posted on July 2, 2020

Ryder Kessler (Bronfman ’03) currently lives in Portland, Maine, where he is the Voter Protection Director for the Maine Democratic Party. Before working in politics, he founded and was the CEO of DipJar – a startup working to enable cashless generosity through facilitation of credit and debit card donations – and pursued (but did not Continue Reading »

Alisa Mall

Posted on July 2, 2020

Alisa Mall (Bronfman ’94) is the Carnegie Corporation’s director of investments, primarily responsible for the management of the Corporation’s real estate and natural resources portfolios, which represent ~15% of the philanthropic foundation’s $3.6 billion endowment.  She also works on absolute return and inflation-linked strategies. Prior to joining the Corporation, she was a director in the Continue Reading »

Noam Lockshin

Posted on July 2, 2020

Noam Lockshin (Bronfman ’01) is a partner at Kimmeridge, an investment firm in New York focused on the energy sector. He previously worked as Senior Research Associate at Sanford C. Bernstein on the #1-ranked E&P research team.  Noam is a native of Toronto and earned a BA in math from Canada’s York University. Before that, Continue Reading »

Jonathan Wachter

Posted on July 2, 2020

Jonathan Wachter (Bronfman ’96), Secretary of the Board, is a director in the chief investment office and global treasury of JPMorgan Chase. He helps manage liquidity strategy for the firm. Before joining JPMorgan, Jonathan was a consultant in the banking practice of McKinsey & Co. and a private equity analyst at the Blackstone Group. Jonathan Continue Reading »

Ned Foss

Posted on July 2, 2020

Ned Foss was instrumental in the inception of The Bronfman Fellowship and played a number of key roles in its staffing and administration. Today he is the Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. He has helped to organize and administer not-for-profits that are supported by The Samuel Bronfman Foundation in Canada, New York Continue Reading »

Dana Raucher

Posted on July 2, 2020

Dana Raucher is President of the Board of Directors. A Bronfman alumna from ’89, she is the Executive Director of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dana worked at the Israeli law firm Shiboleth, Yisraeli, Roberts, Zisman & Co. in Tel Aviv.  Ms. Raucher is a graduate of Columbia University and the Continue Reading »

Yuval Nussan

Posted on July 2, 2020

Yuval Nussan was a 2009 Amitei Bronfman Fellow.

Zer Vaknin

Posted on July 2, 2020

Zer Vaknin was a 2013 Amitei Bronfman Fellow and served as Coordinator in 2018.

Nava Melki

Posted on July 2, 2020

Nava was born in France and, after making Aliyah with her family at the age of 4, was raised and educated in Jerusalem. She attended the Emuna Arts High School for girls, where she majored in theater. During her national service she worked on a horse farm which specializes in therapeutic riding and treats people Continue Reading »

Shira Rosenak

Posted on July 2, 2020

Shira is an Amitei Bronfman alumna from 2010. After growing up in Jerusalem she moved to Kfar Adumim, and has since returned to live in Jerusalem. She studied at the Beth Israel pre-military program and served in the IDF as a soldier-teacher at Kfar Etzion field school. After being discharged, she studied and later counseled Continue Reading »