Honorary Board

Jewish Heritage Alliance Honorary Board is made up of extraordinary individuals who have, in a variety of different and creative ways, advanced the cause of Jewish Heritage Alliance. These are professionals, each a renowned persona in their respective field of expertise, individually and collectively exuding commitment and dedication to the story of Sefarad. Based in part by their standing in the communities they serve, this group enhance our platform by injecting their knowledge and experience wherever and however possible. Their backgrounds run the gamut from diplomat, politician, to entertainment, journalism, members of academia, and leading members of the clergy.

Danny Ayalon

Daniel "Danny" Ayalon is an Israeli diplomat, columnist and politician. He served as Deputy Foreign Minister and a member of the Knesset. He served as Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 2002 until 2006.

Abraham Gross

Professor Abraham Gross, department of Jewish History Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, also member of the Institute for Sefardi and Anousim Studies attached to Netanya Academic College.

Yehoram Gaon

Renowned Israeli singer, performer, entertainer, actor, poet and writer, a prominent of the Israeli culture and entertainment world. Yehoram Gaon boasts a long list of performances on stage and screen in both movies and on TV.

Bruria Angel

Bruria Angel is a distinguished Israeli journalist that founded and operated one of Israel’s top PR firms before relocating to the USA where she concurrently holds the post of Director of U.S./Israel Public Relations at The TransMedia Group.

Henry Green

Professor Henry Green, former Director of Judaic and Sephardic Studies University of Miami, founding Director of MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida, and the Executive Director of Sephardi Voices, a project documenting testimonies of Sefardi Jews of North Africa and the Middle East.

Rabbi Ariel Yeshurun

Rabbi Ariel Yeshurun of Skylake Synagogue, a rising star in the Florida Jewish community, boasting endless list of attributes, contributions and contacts in many facets of the community, here and abroad.

Rabbi Stephen A. Leon

Rabbi Stephen A. Leon, born in Brooklyn, New York, a graduate of Colombia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, receiving his ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion. Rabbi Leon is the spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Zion in El Paso with extensive experience with local Conversos.

Rabbi Peter Tarlow

Rabbi Peter Tarlow was the director and rabbi of Texas A&M Hillel for thirty years. Retired July 1, 2013 and he became its Rabbi Emeritus. He is an expert on Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish history and organizes in conjunction with universities around Texas lectures on Sephardic history and culture.

Rabbi Eliyahu Birnbaum

Rabbi Eliyahu Birnbaum is a unique human being. His passion and love for Jews has him traversing the far reaches of the globe, from the Brazilian Amazon to the ancient city of Turin (Italy), with the aspiration and dedication to help all Jews return to their heritage.