The People Behind Israel Select

Our dedicated volunteers donate their time and talents enabling Israel Select Charity Fund to run smoothly with no administrative costs.

Josh Friedman

Location: Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

Occupation: Director of Development 

A trained actuary who studied at Yeshiva University, Josh is currently Director of Development of Yeshivas Yeshuos Yisroel in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where he draws on his 16 years of experience in educational management to ensure a strong, sustainable institution. Josh’s passion for doing the right thing, coupled with his love for all Jews, led him to found Israel Select Fund to help critical charities continue their important work.

Alan Wellins

Location: Beit Shemesh, Israel

Occupation: Human Resources Professional

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Alan is a 35-year human resources veteran who’s helped hire, grow, and retain consultants for some of Britain’s most established companies, including Barclays Bank, British Leyland, and British Telecom. A visionary who always sees the full picture, Alan brings a combination of his strategy and people expertise to Israel Select Fund, advising on efficient utilization and maximal benefit from funds raised.

Marc Olswang

Location: Chicago, IL

Occupation: Financial Services Director

With more than 20 years of experience in the financial field, Marc — founder of Strategic Marketing Financial Services in Chicago — is an expert at building and nurturing relationships and helping people make sound decisions. Marc is Israel Select Fund’s “boots on the ground” in the U.S., assisting with financial and administrative duties and decisions.

Shira Isenberg

Location: Memphis, TN

Occupation: Senior Copywriter

A writer, editor, and expert word cutter for the past 14 years, Shira is currently Senior Copywriter for Michal Eisik Media, where she crafts clear, compelling messaging for websites and marketing materials. Shira’s been helping Israel Select share its message with the world since its founding.