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Israel Bonds Names Elissa and Edward Czuker as New Western Region Campaign Co-Chairs

May 4, 2020

On April 28, Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds announced the appointment of Elissa and Edward Czuker as campaign co-chairs for Bonds’ Western Region. The Czukers have served in leadership roles with Bonds for many years. Together they bring decades of experience in working to perpetuate the Bonds mission, through their involvement with both the public and private sectors, and a lifelong commitment to the Jewish state. They have been active participants and part of the Israel Bonds family their entire lives, and both have a strong passion for Bonds’ initiatives and goals.

“By bringing their unique backgrounds and skill sets to bear, Elissa and Edward will contribute to the continued dynamism and growth of Bonds’ Western Region, which has focused in recent years on reaching new audiences to generate investment in Israel bonds,” said Erez Goldman, executive director for the Western Region, which includes California, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Montana. “I couldn’t think of a better addition to our campaign leadership at this essential time.”

In congratulating the Czukers on their new appointment, Goldman also expressed deep appreciation to outgoing Western Region campaign chair Gina Raphael for her years of service and dedication to Bonds’ mission. During her tenure, Gina’s efforts as chair included leading initiatives among women and recognizing the contributions of women investors; holding events to bring together new investors from different backgrounds; launching new divisions to expand Bonds’ reach; and more.

Elissa and Edward have had extensive and distinguished careers in the finance and real estate industries throughout California, which comprises a large focus of the Western Region’s operations. Both have served in leadership positions throughout the state, including executive roles with private firms as well as state-appointed, public-sector board chairmanships.

“It is with a sense of duty to do our utmost support investment in and support for the Jewish state, that we assume the campaign co-chairmanship of Bonds’ Western Region, and we couldn’t think of a more worthwhile organization to devote ourselves to,” said Elissa and Edward Czuker in a joint statement. “This is a calling for which we have both held a lifelong passion, and we look forward to continuing to apply our efforts to help enhance Bonds’ role in supporting the Jewish nation.”

Elissa and Edward will assume their new roles at a critical juncture, as the organization—like so many others—is rapidly adapting to meet the challenges posed by the global coronavirus pandemic. Both bring to the table a sense of urgency as well as a dedication to making strides in the face of adversity, so as to continue driving increased investment in the Jewish state, throughout the crisis and beyond.

To be connected with the Czukers for interview, please contact Tony Franquiz at 202-374-5393 or


About Israel Bonds

Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds ranks among Israel’s most valued economic and strategic resources, with a record of proven success spanning nearly 70 years. Praised for its dependability, the Bonds organization has helped build every sector of Israel’s economy. Partnering in Israel’s success through investment in Israel bonds is global in scope. Worldwide sales have exceeded $44 billion since the first bonds were issued in 1951. Proceeds from the sale of Israel bonds have played a decisive role in Israel’s rapid evolution into a groundbreaking, global leader in hi-tech, greentech and biotech. Member FINRA

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