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OUR TEAM

Operation Benjamin is comprised of a group of extraordinary leaders, dedicated volunteers, and a small group of staff professionals, dedicated to correcting mistakes that have been made in marking the graves of America’s fallen Jewish heroes. We are pleased to involve professionals from a variety of fields, all of whose expertise are crucial to the success of our mission.

Board of Directors

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RABBI DR. JACOB J. SCHACTER

President

 Diplomatic Liaison

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STEPHEN LAMAR

Secretary-Treasurer

Chair, OB Committee on Operations and Administration

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LIEUTENANT GENERAL

HOWARD BROMBERG (RET)

Chair, the Committee on DoD relations

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DAVID J. BUTLER

Chair, OB’s Committee on Policies and Strategies

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RABBI DR. DAVID ELLENSON Z"L 

Chair, OB’s Fallen Hero Family Outreach Committee

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PETER FABER

Chair OB’s Missions Committee

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NATHAN J. LINDENBAUM

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DEBBIE MOED

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LIZ STEINLAUF

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MARC ERICH WOLF

Advisory Board

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RABBI JOHN FRANKEN

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ELLIS CORETS

Mr. Corets, devoted friend of Operation Benjamin, passed away on November 10th, 2021

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RABBI AKIVA MALES

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GLENN MARCUS

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RABBI IRVING A. ELSON, CAPT, USN (RET)

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MIKE YASENCHAK

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MERLE FELD

Professional Staff

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SHALOM LAMM

Chief Historian

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RACHEL S. SILVERMAN

Senior Genealogist

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VALENTYN KLYUCHNIKOV

Vice President/Financial Records

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LIORA COHEN

Preferred Travel Professional 

OB Mission Team

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YVONNE THORBURN

Administrator/Strategic Business Coordinator

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LEORA WEISS 

Social Media Manager

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LEE BLUMENTHAL

Country Manager, Philippines

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PENINAH KAPLANSKY

UX/UI Designer

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ROSS M. WALLENSTEIN

Media Relations

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TODD L. SALES

Genealogist

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