WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hartford native Jeffrey A. Hirschfeld has been elected to the board of directors of Friends of Yemin Orde (FYO), the U.S. fundraising arm of Yemin Orde Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives (YOEI). Hirschfeld, along with Freddy DeMann and Marcie Zelikow, both of California, was elected at the organization’s annual meeting on May 17 in New York.
Located just south of Haifa in Israel’s Carmel Mountains, Yemin Orde Youth Village is home and school to more than 500 at-risk immigrant youth from more than 20 countries. In December 2010, a wildfire destroyed 40 percent of the Village; all children and staff were evacuated safely and rebuilding efforts are well underway.
Hirschfeld is principal in The Hirschfeld Companies LLC and its related companies, where he serves as president and chief operating officer. He also serves as a board member of the National Multi Housing Council. Previously, Herschfeld held key leadership positions in the real estate development industry and is a past speaker and advisor to the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York and the Boston University Entrepreneurial Forum.
“We are honored to welcome our three distinguished new board members, said Friends of Yemin Orde executive director, Karen Sallerson. “Each person brings incredible leadership and passion to our organization, and we look forward to working together.”
Jeffrey Hirschfeld is the son of Helene and Don Hirschfeld of Hartford.
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