The ISGAP Board of Advisors brings together business people, entrepreneurs, public servants, academic leaders, and cultural figures to advise ISGAP as we chart a course for combatting antisemitism. The Board of Advisors provides input on ISGAP's research priorities and advises on policy relevance, while also serving as ambassadors for the organization.

Dennis Bennie

President of Advisory Board
Leadership
Dennis Bennie
Dennis has served on several private and public company boards, and regularly serves on charitable boards. Dennis was instrumental in starting and is President of the Advisory Board at ISGAP. He is an honorary board member of CJPAC, founding board member of CIJA, and the co-founder of the University of Toronto, Creative Destruction Lab.

Michael Diamond

Advisor
Successful entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, Board member, investor, philanthropist and volunteer in the Toronto Jewish Community, columnist for the Canadian Jewish News, founding board member of CIJA (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs) and CJPAC (Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee)

Wendy Eisen

Advisor
Based in Toronto, Wendy is a philanthropist and community leader. She was the chair of the Montreal 35 that pressed for the release of Soviet Jews and has not stopped working for the Jewish Community since then. She was the 2019 Negev dinner honoree in Canada along with her sister, Carole Zucker.

Jesse Friedlander

Advisor
Based in Hong Kong, Jesse Friedlander, CFA, is co-founder and chief investment officer of Des Voeux Partners, a multifamily office that manages intergenerational wealth. His areas of interest include macroeconomics, geopolitics, language and culture.

David Goldstein

Advisor
Based in Toronto, David is a philanthropist and community Leader. He served as a founding board member of both CIJA and CJPAC. David has had a successful career in Real Estate development and management.

Jeffrey M. Katz

Advisor
Jeffrey M. Katz is a partner at Dechert LLP. A member of Dechert’s International and Insolvency Litigation group, Mr. Katz has experience in a broad range of issues that arise in cross-border transactions, including foreign currency and exchange issues as well as foreign collateral security issues. He has been involved with many transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is familiar as well with Israeli corporate and commercial law. Mr. Katz has been listed in multiple editions of legal directory The Legal 500 U.S. for his work in bank lending. He has also appeared on CNN and other national media on a range of legal and financial issues.

Gregg M. Mashberg

Advisor
Gregg Mashberg is a litigation partner at the international law firm, Proskauer Rose LLP. He is the co-head of the Securities Litigation Group and a former chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. Gregg has been deeply involved in Israel advocacy and combatting antisemitism. He is a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s Global Advisory Council and co-chair of ADL’s Government Relations Committee.

Alvin Prusoff

Advisor
Founding Director of ISGAP, Prusoff Family Foundation has been a major contributor to ISGAP since its inception. Volunteer baseball coach in Greenwich, CT.

Ariel Sender

Advisor
Ariel Sender has over twenty years of experience in politics holding senior positions in parliamentarian power centers. Among other things, Sender served as director-general of the "National_Union - Israel beytenu" party, adviser to the Minister of National Infrastructures and acting director-general of the Tourism Ministry.

Rebecca Sugar

Advisor
Rebecca grew up in Harrison, NY and attended Westchester Day School and Ramaz High School. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English literature and holds a Masters Degree in Jewish History from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rebecca founded and ran The Alumni community, a New-York based post-Birthright Israel educational program which operated for 12 years. She spent a year at Mosaic United as Director of Strategic Partnerships before becoming Vice President of the JMT Charitable Foundation.  Rebecca serves on the Boards of Chabad on Campus International, Civic Spirit, Gatestone Institute, Artists 4 Israel and Shavei Israel. She has recently published several articles in the Wall Street Journal, The Spectator and JNS.org. Rebecca is married and has twin 14-year olds who attend The Ramaz School.

Sima Vaknin-Gil

Advisor
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Sima Vaknin-Gil is engaged in several initiatives fighting against global antisemitism, one of which is the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), of which she is a member of the founding team. Sima served as the Director General of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, of the State of Israel, during which she formulated the strategic campaign against the delegitimization and BDS of Israel. Sima had a distinguished career in the IDF as a former Intelligence Officer in the Israeli Air Force, and the Chief Censor of the State of Israel.

Carole Zucker

Advisor
Based in Toronto, Carole is a philanthropist and community Leader, former Co-President of Israel Cancer Research Fund and was the 2019 Negev dinner honoree along with her sister Wendy Eisen.