Board of Directors


Howard S. Jonas
Inside Director

Chairman of the Board

Howard S. Jonas has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since August 17, 2017 and served as Chief Executive Officer from March 8, 2018 through April 30, 2021. Mr. Jonas has been a director of Rafael Pharmaceuticals since April 2013 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2016. Mr. Jonas founded IDT in August 1990, and has served as Chairman of its Board of Directors since its inception.
 
Mr. Jonas served as Chief Executive Officer of IDT from October 2009 through December 2013. Mr. Jonas has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genie Energy Ltd. since January 2011, when it was spun off from IDT, and served as Chief Executive Officer of Genie from January 2014 until November 2017. Mr. Jonas served as the Chairman of the Board of Zedge, Inc., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in June 2016, from June 2016 to November 2016, and as the Vice Chairman of Zedge since November 2016. Mr. Jonas also serves as Chairman of the Board of IDW Media Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in September 2009 and served as Chief Executive officer until April 2020. Mr. Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group (f/k/a Jonas Publishing) since its inception in 1979. Mr. Jonas received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.



Stephen Greenberg
Lead Independent Director

Rafael Holdings, Inc. Committee Membership(s):
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Nominating Committee
Stephen Greenberg has served as a director since March 2018. He served as a director of Zedge, Inc. (NYSE American: ZDGE) from May 23, 2016 to January 2018. Mr. Greenberg has been managing member of PilgrimMediation Group since May 2012 and managing member of Bento Box Entertainment since January 2013. Mr. Greenberg previously served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Net2Phone, Inc. and of IDT Spectrum, Inc. from 2002 to 2006. From June 2015 to June 2018, Mr. Greenberg served as the 29th Chairman of the Board of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the central coordinating body on international and national concerns for fifty National Jewish Organizations. Mr. Greenberg has also served as Chairman of the National Coalition for Eurasian Jewry. Mr. Greenberg has been a member of the board of American Friends of Beit Hatfusot since 1995 and previously served as the organization’s President and a member of the board of Tel Aviv Foundation since 2005. Mr. Greenberg was also a member of the board of International Hillel from 2006 to 2012. Mr. Greenberg received a B.A. in English cum laude from Washington & Jefferson College in 1965 and a J.D. with honors from George Washington University in 1968.

Rachel Jonas
Inside Director

Rachel Jonas has served as a director of the Company since January 2021. Ms. Jonas has served on the board of the American Friends of Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, the largest hospital in that city and a leading medical center in Israel, since September 2019 and has been actively engaged in improving health care for the citizens of Haifa, one of the most diverse cities in Israel where Arabs and Jews live side by side and are treated side by side at the world class medical facility. Ms. Jonas served as Content Developer at PhraseTech from December 2018 to June 2019. Ms. Jonas is a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces where she served as a fitness trainer in an elite unit. Ms. Jonas received a B.A. in Communications, as well as a Minor in Marketing and Political Communications from IDC Herzeliya in 2018.


Boris C. Pasche, MD, Ph.D.
Independent Director

Rafael Holdings, Inc. Committee Membership(s):
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance Committee
Boris C. Pasche, MD, Ph.D., has served as a director since March 2018 and is co-founder, member and Chief Executive Officer of TheraBionic Inc, formerly TheraBionic LLC and TheraBionic GmbH, companies focused on the commercialization of its first oncology application: treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. TheraBionic GmbH received European regulatory approval for its TheraBionic P1 device in July 2018.
 
Since 2014, Dr. Pasche has served as attending physician at Wake Forest Medical Center, director at Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and he serves as chairman and holds the Charles L. Spurr Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, Department of Cancer Biology at Wake Forest University. Dr. Pasche is currently a member of the board of The Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society USA, Inc. From 2013 until 2016, Dr. Pasche served as associate editor of The Journal of the American Medical Association and prior to 2013 as contributing editor. From 2008 until 2014, Dr. Pasche was director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Professor of Medicine with tenure, and the Martha Ann and David L. May Chair in Cancer Research. Dr. Pasche was associate director for Translational Research of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center between 2008 and 2009 and, from 2009 until 2011, was deputy director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Pasche currently serves as an editorial board member of 4Open.
 
Dr. Pasche received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and a M.D. degree from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Joseph Loscalzo’s lab at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Pasche did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Pasche received his clinical training in Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and did a second postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Joan Massagué, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. Dr. Pasche has served on multiple study sections for NCI, ACS, AACR, DOD and the Komen Foundation. He received the Ohio State University Human Cancer Genetics Program Commemorative Medal. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA).
 
 

Michael J. Weiss, MD, Ph.D.
Independent Director

Rafael Holdings, Inc. Committee Membership(s):
Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, Nominating Committee
Michael J. Weiss, MD, Ph.D., has served as a director since March 2018 and has been on staff as an ophthalmologist with the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute since 1985 and has served as a director of Uveitis Service since July 1987. Dr. Weiss is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center and was Board Certified in Ophthalmology in June 1987. Dr. Weiss received a Bachelor of Science from Bar-Ilan University, Israel in 1972, a Ph.D. from Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences in 1976 and a M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1981. Dr. Weiss also did a Post-Graduate Fellowship at Columbia University Institute of Cancer Research from 1976-1977.