Moshe Kaplan, M.D. – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (volunteer)
Moshe Kaplan, M.D., is a trained psychoimmunologist, using mind, body and soul integration to achieve optimal health and well being. He was All-American lacrosse player and Major decorated for valor in the US military. Professionally he was co-founder of Wellness Medical Clinics which applied wellness concepts to practical reality and co-author of a curriculum used in medical schools as model for an ideal health care delivery system. In 1986 he relocated to Israel where he has compiled 2 books, “A Wholly Life” Targum Press 2005 and “Be A Mensch” Gefen Publishing 2009 in English. In 2010, he founded the "Be A Mensch" Organization, an educational program to upgrade the basic values in Israeli society with the book being published in Hebrew by Yediot Achronoth Group. In 2011. He founded Recnac, a company which has produced the worlds first all natural, science based broad spectrum product, Negda (www.negda.com), to boost the immune system. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Karen.
Born in March 1952, married to Ita with three daughters. Holds a PhD in Organization behavior, an Executive MBA and a Bachelor in Social Work. He has 20 years of experience in human resources management in Israeli and International companies. He has been an organizational consultant for 9 years in the private and government sectors. He is a reserve officer in the Israel Defense Forces and for the past 10 years has been a Police volunteer in the rank of “Rav Pakad”.
Chaim Oren has more than 25 years of experience working for and consulting to leading corporations, and not-for-profit organizations in the fields of marketing, sales development, advertising, and branding, in the US, Europe and Israel. Chaim Holds an MBA in Marketing from Bernard M. Baruch College of business, of City University of New York, Magana Cum Laude and B.A in Political Science from Tel Aviv University-Magna Cum Laude.
Chaim worked at the Manhattan office of the international advertising agency Young Rubicam . He later co-founded Zoëtics Inc., a Manhattan- based marketing consulting firm where he advised Fortune-500 companies such as; AT&T , AVON US , Kraft-General Foods, Eastman Kodak, Time Warner, Procter & Gamble, KPMG, Capital Holding , CBN etc.,
After returning to Israel, Chaim held senior marketing and business development positions at McCann Erickson and US public relations agency– Rudder & Finn. He later was the CEO of Tupperware –Israel (NASDAQ TUPP) and Managing Director for Jupiter Research-Israel – the US digital research and consulting company (NASDAQ FORR)
Chaim is the co-founder of "Ruach Tova" – a nation-wide volunteering organization and the "Volunteering Channel" of YNET, Israel's leading web portal. He served as the Marketing Director for "Essence of Life" a not-for-profit organization founder by Shari Arison.
Chaim is the managing director for the Oren Group where he provides consulting in the fields of marketing, branding and sales to companies and organizations in Israel and abroad.
Yehuda Shine is a strategic advisor of programs and projects in "Be A Mensch".
In 1997 he founded the “Equality Now” Movement – a non-political social movement that encompasses tens of thousands including secular, religious and Charedi. “Equality Now” among other things also runs a youth and young adult activists movement that promote education of values such as tolerance, solidarity, equality and social justice. Several years ago he founded the organization “Chemla” (compassion) – “Charedim Mitnadvim Lemaan Hachayot” for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals.
Yehuda is an educational consultant and curriculum developer for schools. He produces educational programs, presentations and videos for informal education and youth movements. He develops leadership programs and training manuals for youth movements.
Among his many activities Yehuda also works as a mediator and invested a lot of effort to bring peace in Bet Shemesh between the different sectors of the population. His world view includes "live and let live", and increasing individual freedom while maintaining social balances in society.
Yehuda is a strategic advisor to companies and associations and personal trainer to people in key positions.
Yakov has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. After over 33 years at IBM Yakov is now the CTO of Be A Mensch.
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