The Jewish Capital Alliance (JCA) has been assisting the Central Florida Jewish community since 2010. Our goal is to foster Jewish identity by providing support for the enhancement of institutions in our community.
The JCA assists the Jewish non-profit organizations of Central Florida by delivering financial advice and support through our board members. Our goal is to provide support and guidance to institutions in our community to achieve their goals.
Who we are
The JCA is an independent advisory board that currently includes Howard Lefkowitz, Ed Kleiman, Rhonda Pearlman, and Ian Robinson. Together, it has provided to organizations within the Greater Orlando Jewish community 29 loans totaling over $3,500,000, plus an additional $800,000 in agency grants.
Howard has lived in Orlando since 1961 and brings more than 40 years of experience in real estate construction and development, as well as a varied banking and business exposure. Howard has served in leadership positions on the Boards of the Federation and the Roth JCC. He has chaired several major Jewish community capital expansions and drives.
Rhonda has lived in Orlando since 1977, having operated her own business as well as management of family real estate holdings. Rhonda has served on the Boards of almost every Jewish Agency and currently is Chairman of the Kinneret Council on Aging’s downtown towers.
Marc has lived in the Orlando area since 1989 after having grown up in Gainesville, Florida. He has over 35 years of real estate experience including 26 years in the Self-Storage industry in which he was elected to serve as Chairman of its national association, and was subsequently inducted into the Self-Storage Hall of Fame. Marc has been involved in many Jewish philanthropic leadership positions on both a local and national basis.
Ed has lived in Orlando since 1981 and has 50 years of real estate development and construction, banking, and general business experience. He has provided immeasurable support, both personally and financially, to a variety of Jewish community philanthropies and educational institutions.
Ian is a Florida native and Vice President of one of its largest privately held companies. Ian holds an MBA from the Rollin College Roy E. Crummer School and completion of the Harvard Business School OPM Key Executive Program, and has served on a variety of Jewish community Boards, Organizations and Foundations.