The UK Team
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 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.