The board

Like our organization, our Board of Directors is a diverse and vibrant body. Each of our Board members is a leader in the field he represents. Together, they keep Kars4Kids focused on its mission and what is needed to achieve it. The Board is the leading force behind our organization's success at bringing educational opportunities to our children.

Eli Mintz (Chairman)

Eli began his fundraising career early, organizing carnivals and selling popcorn to raise money for his father’s charity work from age 9. Today, Eli brings the same creative genius and marketing savvy to growing Kars4Kids into a nationally recognized industry leader in car donation. His out-of-the-box thinking brought many new programs under the Kars4Kids umbrella, while his innate leadership qualities have propelled them to success. Eli also serves as the CEO of Oorah.

Jeffrey Rubin

Jeff's multi-faceted background in investment, real estate development, education and youth counseling makes him an ideal member of Kars4kids' Board. Jeff currently manages J and N Invest, LLC, a successful investment fund. Previously, he worked as a real estate developer in Lakewood, New Jersey, where he raised his family. Following his graduation from Beth Medrash Govoha, a post-graduate university, Jeff headed an institute for advanced study of the Talmud. Jeff also has many years of volunteer experience running a program for at-risk teens.

Ron Coleman
The leading expert in the laws of intellectual property and trademark law and practice in professional liability litigation, Ronald D. Coleman brings years of legal experience to the Kars4Kids Board of Directors. His sharp and witty humor has brought widespread attention to Ron's legal blog, Likelihood of Confusion, and brought him many followers on social media. A partner at Archer & Greiner P.C., Ron represents clients of every size in state and federal courts, bench and jury trials, the TTAB and in arbitrations and mediations throughout the country. A graduate of Princeton University, he received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law. Ron lives in Clifton, NJ with his family.

Joseph E. Weinberger, CPA

Joseph is a partner at Loeb & Tropper, a specialized professional services firm providing comprehensive audit, tax and consulting services to the health care, not-for-profit and special needs industries.  Joseph’s extensive experience providing both audit and consulting services to nonprofit organizations makes him uniquely qualified to serve as a member of Kars4Kid's Board of Directors. Joseph’s areas of expertise include auditing, accounting and technical issues, pensions and IRS Form 990s. Joseph is professionally affiliated with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). 

Reuven Kanarek

Reuven brings extensive professional experience in the school administration field to Kars4kids' Board. As the administrator of a highly-regarded network of schools in Lakewood, New Jersey, with over 3,000 students from Pre-K through 12th grade, Reuven is intimately familiar with the challenges and successes of running a school. A graduate of MTJ in New York, Reuven lives in New Jersey with his wife and children.

Shimshon Bandman

A graduate of the Talmudical Seminary of Denver, Shimshon Bandman brings many years of professional experience and expertise to the Kars4Kids Board of Directors. Specializing in land use law, Shimshon has worked in the field of property management and development since 1996. In the nonprofit sector, Shimshon utilized his skills as project coordinator of JEP (Jewish Education Project) of Central New Jersey. He also volunteers his business skills in fundraising for his alma mater. Shimshon's varied experience even includes several years in the classroom as a teacher of math and English.