Advisory Committee

Selwyn Gerber

Selwyn is an economist, CPA and investment advisor. He is a founding member of RVW Wealth LLC, and founder and manager of Gerber & Co. Inc. He is a long-time member of the Executive Board and a Trustee of The Los Angeles Jewish Community Foundation where he also serves as chair of the Israel Grants Committee. Selwyn is a Wexner Heritage fellow; a founding member of the Academy for Jewish Religion, and a founding funder of LimmudLA. He has served on the Board and Executive Committee of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills and co-founded the Pacific Jewish Center. Selwyn and his wife, Glynis, have four married children and thirteen grandchildren, and live in Beverlywood.

Henry Orlinksy

Henry is an international investor, real estate operator, and developer. He is Founding Partner of The Ador Development Group and Vice Chairman of Pangea Group Ltd., and Chairman of Magnolia Senior Living LLC. Henry is a founder and serves on the boards of several non-profits, including Netzah Yehuda (Nachal Charedi), RIETS, the Orthodox Union and The Haredi Institute for Public Affairs. He is active in Puerto Rico as both the founder of Chabad Puerto Rico, and founder and chairman of PR4PR. Henry is involved in many Jewish educational institutions from elementary to university level.

Nicci Raz

Nicci has over 20 years’ experience in Marketing, Communications, Business Development and Fundraising with proven success in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing innovative projects and lead generation campaigns for the nonprofit and commercial sector. Prior to making Aliyah from South Africa in 2019, Nicci held the position of National Executive Director of the South African Zionist Federation working with Government and the Jewish Agency for Israel to connect the South African Community to Israel. She is currently the Marketing Director for Hold Real Estate, a brokerage that specializes in helping foreigners purchase investment property in Israel. Nicci is passionate about building community and joins the Yad Olim steering committee as a strategic advisor in a voluntary capacity.

P’nina Seplowitz

P’nina is the Director of Admissions & Marketing at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School. P’nina has extensive marketing and management expertise with experience in both corporate and Jewish non-profit environments. She served as the Development Officer for the Areivim Philanthropic Group in New York and is the co-founder and executive director of Better Future for Israel, Inc. P’nina graduated from Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business, receiving a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Marketing and lives in Teaneck, NJ with her husband and three children.

Rabbi Rami Strosberg

Rami, originally from Schenectady, NY currently lives in Bet Shemesh with his wife Debbie and their 4 boys. He is the director of Yachad Israel, a program of the Orthodox Union that supports people with special needs. Before making Aliya, Rami served as Head of School at Westchester Torah Academy in New Rochelle, NY and at Hebrew Academy of the Capital District. He also enjoys a side career in music teaching and performance.

Jan S. Wimpfheimer

Jan moved to Israel with his wife Orit and children in 2001. Jan grew up in Riverdale, NY, and graduated from Yeshiva College, as well as Columbia University’s law and business schools, with a stint at Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem/Yerushalayim after high school. He worked as a corporate attorney specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions and Investment Funds – first at large law firms in New York, such as Debevoise & Plimpton, and then at Tel Aviv-based Herzog, Fox & Neeman. In 2010 Jan moved to Schwell Wimpfheimer & Associates and has co-managed the firm ever since.

During the last several years, Jan has pursued a second career alongside the first one – investing private capital (his and others’) in unique opportunities in the U.S. and Israel, focused on Israeli residential real estate and American small business finance, managing tens of millions of dollars in these entrepreneurial enterprises.

Jan and Orit live in Bet Shemesh and have nine children and four grandchildren.