Machne Israel, one of the Rebbe’s three premier institutions, has announced the election and appointment of three new board members.
The new appointees are Rabbi Yossi New, of Atlanta, Georgia; Rabbi Berl Goldman, of Gainesville, Florida; and Rabbi Levi Gansburg of Toronto, Canada.
The new members are in addition to Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf of Chicago, Illinois, who was added to the board several months ago.
According to Machne Chairman Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, who was appointed to the board by the Rebbe in the 1960’s as secretary of the corporation, the addition of the new members will help grow the organization as it moves into the future, infusing the ever-growing institution with fresh energy.
The new appointees are joining the following sitting members: Rabbis Yehuda Krinsky, Berel Futerfas, Avrohom Shemtov, Sholom Ber Levitin, Moshe Klein, Baruch Wilhelm, Sholom Duchman and Yosef B. Friedman. The executive director is Rabbi Shmaya Krinsky.
Machne Israel was founded in 1941 by the Frierdike Rebbe, who in 1942 appointed the Rebbe to head the institution.
Throughout the years, the Rebbe operated Chabad-Lubavitch via Machne Israel, Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch and Agudas Chasidei Chabad. The renowned Machne Israel Special Development Fund was established by the Rebbe in 1986 to help grow Chabad Lubavitch institutions around the world.