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Tony Gelbart

Co-Founder and Chairman

Tony Gelbart, a businessman and philanthropist, is Co-Founder and Chairman of Nefesh B’Nefesh. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, grown and successfully led several companies in various industries through exits to both public and privately held buyers. He was appointed by President George W. Bush as a council member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and serves as a member of the national board of directors and adviser to the president of the Jewish National Fund.

In addition, he is President and CEO of Old City Partners LLC, an investment company based in Boca Raton, Florida with business interests in both the U.S. and Israel.

Rabbi Yehoshua Fass

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Rabbi Yehoshua Fass is Co-Founder of Nefesh B’Nefesh and has served as the organization’s Executive Director since 2002. After receiving his rabbinic ordination and degrees in biology and education from Yeshiva University, Rabbi Fass assumed the position of Associate Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue of Florida and served as a member of the Beit Din of the Orthodox Rabbinical Council.