Spencer Gelding joined Beit Halochem UK in February 2012 when the UK office was established. With a successful business background in property and jewellery, Spencer has also been heavily influential in the Jewish charity world for over twenty-five years. His involvement in the community began as the Director of Hanoar Hatzioni and was instrumental in setting up Young Jewish Care. Since joining Beit Halochem, Spencer has helped raise more than £16 million for the four current Rehabilitation Centres in Israel
Karina Shulman – Operations Manager
Karina Shulman joined Beit Halochem UK in January 2020, moving directly from her position as the Civil Society Affairs Officer at the Israeli Embassy in London. At the embassy, Karina was instrumental in both organising and managing events, symposiums, and delegations to and from Israel, as well as identifying new civil society partners. A graduate of The University of St Andrews, Karina earned a dual degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern History and is fluent in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish and French, with a professional proficiency in Arabic, Italian, and Portuguese. She proudly served in the Israeli military from 2012 to 2014. Karina’s role will include organising and managing the Veteran Games Conference in Israel, building and maintaining links between UK and Israeli Veteran Organisations and working closely with BHUK CEO on community projects and fundraising initiatives.
Andrew Wolfson – Chairman
Andrew is Managing Director of Pembroke VCT. The fund invests in early stage UK consumer brands. Andrew has been a trustee of Beit Halochem since April 2016 and is also a director of Benesco Charity Limited, a trustee of The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust and Chairman of The Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST). He became Chairman of the charity in May 2018.
Susan Kahn – Communications
A trustee since 2014, Susie was first introduced to Beit Halochem at the time of her youngest son, Sam’s Barmitzvah. Sam chose to support the charity as part of his celebrations and she has been actively involved ever since. From her first visit, Susie has been greatly impressed with the range of sport facilities and diverse recreational opportunities available to its members. Since then, the charity has remained close to all the family. She works as a coach, consultant and mediator with a particular interest in the behaviour of people at work, in groups and as individuals – in the joy and the challenges of working life.
Daniel Kattan – Community
Dan has operated in the Real Estate Sector for the last 20 years and operates across many sectors, developing and investing in Commercial and Residential property. He is also co-founder of Urban Leisure Group which currently owns and operates 10 Bars and Restaurants across London. Further to this, Dan is a keen water polo player and is active in a diverse array of charitable and other activities.
Nathaniel Meyohas – Major Gifts
Nathaniel is a Founding Partner of Blandford Capital. He has been working in the turnaround and investment industry for 25 years, starting his career in 1996 at Lehman Brothers in its Investment Banking Division. After graduating from NYU Stern School of Business with an MBA in 2001, Nathaniel worked at Sun Capital Partners, a large US-based turnaround private equity fund in New York and latterly co-founded the London office. Nathaniel left Sun Capital Partners, joining Greybull Capital as a founding partner in 2010, working on turnaround investments and special situations until he left in 2018. Nathaniel co-founded Blandford Capital in order to focus on mid-market investment opportunities. Nathaniel is married with four children and is a proud Chelsea season ticket holder.
Daniel Naftalin – Legal
Daniel is a Partner at the law firm Mishcon De Reya and Head of the Employment department. He works for corporates, LLPs and senior executives in contentious and non-contentious matters. He has litigated many landmark cases. He set up Beit Halochem UK together with Dennis Levine in 2012.
Orly Wolfson – Major Events
Orly has been involved in Beit Halochem UK since 2013. She is a former model and spent a number of years living in Israel. Orly is a mother of three young children and chaired the Beit Halochem dinner for five years. She has helped to make it the success that it is. To date the dinners have raised in excess of £4.8Million.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim and Mrs Valerie Mirvis
Irving and Gillian Carter and Family
Colonel Richard Kemp CBE
Dennis Levine – Founder and Honorary Patron
David is an investment professional, with ten years’ experience at Goldman Sachs International in the Investment Management Division. He currently works as the Chief Investment Officer at Manray Partners Limited in London. David was born in London and is married to Natalie. They have four children.
Natalie was born in Tel Aviv and moved to London in 2004. Natalie served in the Israeli Army between 1995-1996 where she had an administrative position within the Ministry of Defense. She qualified as an Optometrist and Iridologist in 2000. She currently works at Bernard Levit Optometrists in London.