It's Not Just About the Money: The Honest Truth about Giving to Israel

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Joseph Gitler

Chairman and Founder | Leket Israel

Giving to Israel is a link in the chain that connects Jews around the world to one another. But some may claim that Israelis are not partaking sufficiently in the philanthropy. Joseph Gitler offers some less kn... See more


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Joseph  Gitler, 

Chairman and Founder | Leket Israel

Joseph is a graduate of Yeshiva University and Fordham University Law School.  After making aliyah in 2000, he worked for three years as Director of International Sales & Development for a family software business.  He founded Leket Israel  in 2003 after witnessing significant food wastage in Israel at a time of rising poverty.  Joseph’s vision and steady hand have led the organization from a simple, one-man operation to Israel’s largest food rescue organization.  He is married to Leelah, has five children and enjoys biking, traveling and spending time with his kids.