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About Us

Our Commitment

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.

Volunteer Group

Our Directive

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.

Rhonda Pearlman

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 Smith

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.

Edward Kleiman

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 Robinson

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.

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