Michael Lobel has been an AFHU leader for decades, providing support and advocating on behalf of The Hebrew University and Israel. Michael’s continued devotion to the Jewish community and the cause of higher education has been manifest in myriad ways. He serves as a Governor on The Hebrew University’s International Board of Governors. As a member of AFHU’s National Board, he has provided exemplary leadership in the role of Treasurer, as Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, and as a member of AFHU’s Executive, Management, Investment, Audit and Compensation Committees. He also served on the Board and as Financial Aid Officer for the Great Neck Student Aid Fund for more than 30 years.
Michael and his wife Tina are esteemed Scopus Award recipients. They have participated in many AFHU national and Northeast Region events and programs, and have journeyed with us to Israel on AFHU missions. The Lobels’ generosity and philanthropic leadership has supported faculty recruitment and has promoted cutting-edge research, including at The Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research.
Raised in Hewlett, New York, Michael Lobel launched his accounting career at KPMG, subsequently joining Shapiro Taxon & Kopell, where he rose to the level of partner. Michael recently retired from the firm he helped to found, Shapiro Lobel LLP, which specializes in business management for entertainers and tax planning and compliance for high net worth individuals. As an AFHU lay leader, Michael always shared his accounting and finance expertise for the benefit of our organization and Hebrew University.