Nicky Capelouto
Chairman, Board of Directors
capelouto@bezeqint.net

Nicky is a multi-lingual independent businessman. He has more than 35 years of international marketing experience assisting Israeli manufacturers in opening up overseas markets for their products. He has also represented various overseas investment funds and institutions in Israel for over 16 years as well as raising funds to build over 16 major commercial and industrial real estate projects in Israel, from overseas investors. He has a 35 year public and volunteer service track record, beginning in South Africa and continuing in Israel since his Aliyah in 1984.

Nicky retired as the Chairman of the “Spirit of Israel”, the main fundraising arm of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and is now Life President. He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for 16 years. A keen squash player, Nicky has represented Israel in two Maccabi games and is involved at all levels of the sport.

Sara Heitler Bamberger
Board of Directors
sarab@squashbond.org

is a seasoned founder and Executive Director of nonprofit organizations. From 2008-2016 she was the founder and Executive Director of Kevah, an adult Jewish education organization based in the Bay Area. Prior to her work at Kevah, Sara was the founder and Executive Director of the Religion, Politics and Globalization Program at UC Berkeley, and the founding Managing Director of The Curriculum Initiative, an organization that supported Jewish students in private schools around the country. She was also a founding staff member of Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in the Boston area. Sara is an avid squash player and played on the Yale University varsity team. 

Sara has spent the past two years living in Zichron Yaakov, Israel with her husband Ken and their five children.

Tal Ben Shahar
Board of Directors

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer.  He taught two of the largest classes in Harvard University’s history, Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership.  Today, Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations.  The topics he lectures on include leadership, happiness, education, innovation, ethics, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, and mindfulness. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world.
Tal is a serial entrepreneur, and is the co-founder and chief learning officer of The Wholebeing Institute, Potentialife, Maytiv, and Happier.TV.
An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships.  Today, for exercise, he swims, dances, and practices Yoga.  He obtained his PhD in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

Barry Omsky
Board of Directors

A founding member of SquashBond, Barry is a very successful entrepreneur in multiple industries, including diamonds, assisted living, and geriatric hospitals.

He is a former Israeli junior squash champion who has represented Israel internationally as well at Maccabi games. Barry has longstanding involvement in numerous nonprofit organizations devoted to social justice.

Trevor Segal
Board of Directors

Trevor has been a dentist for the past forty plus years and still working. He loves the outdoors and is a sports fanatic. He has always been involved in sport from the player level and on the administrative side. His main sport has been squash, where he was an active player for several decades.  He has also been in charge, on a voluntary basis, of the organization of the Maccabi Games Squash side for 32 years (9 Maccabiah games).  In his free time, Trevor volunteers at “Bet Issie Shapiro”, an organization for children with disabilities, and at “Elem”, an organization for youth in distress.

David Bloch
Audit Committee

David Bloch is a retired Chemical Engineering Consultant, as well as an avid squash enthusiast and supporter of SquashBond.

Bobby Kantor
Audit Committee

Born 1938 and educated in South Africa, Bobby came on Aliyah 1979. He is a CPA and held executive positions at three Fortune 500 companies. He is currently a part time consultant formalizing strategic thinking and the sale and marketing of alcoholic beverages . An accomplished athlete Bobby played 1st league rugby in South Africa and was a board member of the Israel Rugby Union for many years.

Still plays squash and was in the Israeli over 50 national team at the 1989 and 1993 Maccabiah.