RJC Elects New Board of Directors Members

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition announces that Michael Bogachek of Florida, Barbara Feingold of Florida, Allan Polunsky of Texas, Susan Schneider of Florida, Irit Tratt of New York, and Jay Zeidman of Texas have been elected to the RJC Board of Directors.

RJC National Chairman Norm Coleman said:

It is a pleasure to welcome our newest board members, each of whom is an accomplished, dedicated American patriot, and a strong defender of the US Jewish community and of Israel.

On behalf of our entire Board, I look forward to working with these new Board members as we grow and enhance our capabilities leading into the 2024 elections.



  • Michael Bogachek is the founder and Chief Operating Officer at VativoRx. He has over 20 years of experience in pharmacy services. 

  • Barbara Feingold is a former member of the Florida State Board of Education and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Florida Atlantic University. With her husband, the late Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, who was a member of the RJC Board of Directors for many years, she has been a dedicated philanthropist and fundraiser for a variety of non-profit and Jewish organizations.

  • Allan Polunsky is the founder of one of the country’s top residential law firms, Polunsky Beitel Green. He is also the only person in Texas history to serve as chairman of the Texas Public Safety Commission (overseeing the Texas Department of Public Safety) and the Texas Board of Criminal Justice (overseeing the state’s corrections system), the top two criminal justice agencies in the state.

  • Susan Schneider had a successful career in broadcast journalism and real estate and is an active philanthropist in Miami.

  • Irit Tratt is a freelance writer and pro-Israel advocate whose work has appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The American Spectator, The Algemeiner, JNS, and Israel Hayom.

  • Jay Zeidman is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Altitude Ventures. In 2023, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed him to the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission.