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The UK Team

Spencer Gelding

Chief Executive

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 thirty 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 £30 million for the four current Rehabilitation Centres in Israel. Spencer is married to Sasha and together they have two beautiful daughters, Mia and Emily.

David Thrilling

Project Manager

David Thrilling joined Beit Halochem UK in October 2023. David has a diverse background in mentoring, training, coaching, facilitating and project management within various size commercial and charitable organisations across a range of sectors, including banking, fashion, sport and education. David's responsibilities include the managing of the; Wellbeing Schools programme and various projects to support the development of the charity. David is married to Jeanette and has two sons, Max and James.

Dina Kestenbaum

Operations Manager

Dina Kestenbaum joined Beit Halochem UK in October 2022. Dina has come from 12 years of Event Management experience where she was working for Arieh Wagner at The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. Dina studied Marketing Management at the University of Westminster along side managing and planning events. Dina's responsibilities include the managing of the; Wellbeing Schools programme, Dinner Brochure, Annual BHUK Magazine, Community Events, Veteran Games Local Programmes, as well as working closely with BHUK CEO on community projects and fundraising initiatives. Dina is married to Avishai and has two daughters, Liana and Olivia.

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