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Noel J. Spiegel, President

Noel Spiegel is a Senior Financial Executive with more than forty years of operational and leadership experience.   As a Senior Partner of the Global Professional Services Firm, Deloitte & Touche LLP, he provided Business Advisory and Audit services to a wide range of global organizations, including Start-ups, Private Equity Investors and Multinational Public Companies.   He has worked extensively with corporate boards to develop, enhance and support corporate strategy and functioned as an advisor to senior executives and members of the board, identifying and resolving business issues, with a view toward enhancing shareholder value. In addition to serving as Treasurer of the Jewish Communal Fund, Mr. Spiegel currently serves on the Board of Directors of the UJA-Federation of New York and is a Former Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Legal Aid Society of New York. His corporate board service includes American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and Radian Group Inc. Mr. Spiegel received a Bachelor’s of Science from Long Island University and is a graduate of the Advance Management Program at  Harvard Business School.

Zoya Raynes, Chair, Executive Committee

Zoya Raynes is the Global Head of Marketing and Investor Relations at Amber Capital, having served in a similar capacity at CCP.  Prior to CCP, Ms. Raynes was a senior member of the Capital Introduction team at Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan and Bear Stearns.  Ms. Raynes began her career in the Salomon Smith Barney Sales & Trading Analyst program upon her graduation with honors from Drexel University.  Outside of the office, in addition to her responsibilities as chair of the executive committee at JCF, Ms. Raynes is very active in the nonprofit and philanthropic community and serves on the board of directors of the following organizations: Jewish Community Relations Council, Council of Young Jewish Presidents, Jewish Heritage Program, UJA NY’s Investment Management Division, Hadassah’s National External Advisory Committee, Drexel University LeBow College of Business Finance Advisory Council, and is a 2012 Wexner Heritage Program Fellow.  Ms. Raynes was born in Kiev and immigrated to the US with her family in 1979. Ms. Raynes is married to Robert Friedman and together they are the proud parents of Avi Max and Samuel Matan Friedman.

Jenny Lyss, Secretary

Ezra G. Levin, Treasurer

Ezra G. Levin is Chair-Emeritus and Senior Counsel of the international law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where he practices corporate law.  He has been involved in several civil rights and Jewish communal activities during the course of his life.  In the 1960’s and ‘70s, Ezra served as Secretary and Board member of the Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, and later was Co-Chair of the New York Coalition for Soviet Jewry. As an Adjunct Professor at Columbia College, Ezra drew on these multiple experiences in co-teaching a Colloquium on Human Rights in Contemporary Civilization.  Among other positions, he has served as President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and of the Hebrew Free Loan Society, and was the Founding Chair of a Solomon Schechter High School.  Currently, he serves as Counsel to the American Friends of Herzog Hospital and as Treasurer of the Jewish Communal Fund of New York. Together with his wife Batya, to whom he has been married for over 50 years, the Levins have two children and four grandchildren.  Their most often watched video is of Ezra, before a Mets game, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch – a strike – at Shea Stadium.

Vice Presidents

B.Z. Halberstam

Michael Lustig

David Z. Solomon


Jerry Cohen

Eric Edidin

Leslie Fastenberg

Cindy Golub

B.Z. Halberstam

Terri Herenstein

Robert Kapito

Lynn Kroll

Teena Lerner

Ezra G. Levin

Michael Lustig

Jenny Lyss

Andrea Markezin-Press

Beth Goldberg Nash

Suzanne Peck

Zoya Raynes

Jeffrey Schoenfeld

Ella Shteingart

David Z. Solomon

Andrew Sommers

Noel J. Spiegel

J. Andrew Stein

Michael L. Stern

Alexander Tisch

Ronald G. Weiner

Committee Chairs

Ezra G. Levin

Charitable Distribution/Special Gifts Fund
Jenny Lyss

Executive Committee
Zoya Raynes Friedman

David Z. Solomon

B.Z. Halberstam


Michael Lustig

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