Meet the Holocaust Remembrance Foundation of the Valley Board Members
Pastor Jack Flournoy, President
Jack is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an ordained minister who has been active in pastoral ministry in the Temecula/Murrieta, California, area for over 32 years. With a deep personal interest in Jewish studies for more than 20 years, he was instrumental in organizing the March of Remembrance in Murrieta six years ago, which brought together the Christian and Jewish communities for a commemoration of the Holocaust. Although retired from active pastoral duties, he currently leads both the annual March of Remembrance and the development of the permanent Holocaust Educational Memorial in Murrieta’s Town Square Park.
Jan Horowitz Flournoy, Vice President
Jan is a nurse and professor of nursing in the Inland Empire. Growing up in a Jewish community in Baltimore, Jan learned about the horrors of the Holocaust at a young age. She became a strong supporter of Israel and Jewish causes, and she enjoys passing on her Jewish heritage through sharing traditional Jewish songs. For the past six years, she has been involved in planning, organizing, and running the local March of Remembrance event in Murrieta.
Irv Michlin, Vice President
Irv has been on the HRFV board for four years and is part of the leadership fundraising team. He graduated from Columbia College in New York, did postgraduate work at USC, and participated in executive programs at Columbia and Wharton schools of business. He joined Transkrit Corporation in 1965, eventually serving as senior vice president and on the board of directors. After 33 years of helping the company grow from $3 million to over $100 million, Irv retired in 1998. The retirement lasted two weeks! Irv next started Innovative Marketing Communication, Inc., of which he is president, and he also does consulting work. For the past 11 years, Irv has been a member of the Conservative Jewish Congregation B'nai Chaim in Murrieta and currently serves on the board. He has been married to his lovely wife, Harriet, for 50 years, and has three children.
Dick has nearly 50 years of business experience and is a board member of the Los Angeles Industrial Distribution Association. He has been highly involved with nonprofits for many years, serving on the board of the Guardians of the Jewish Homes for the Aged, the James Michael Marx Cancer Research Foundation (affiliated with Cedars Sinai Medical Center), and as the President of the Empty Saddle Club, in Rolling Hills. He has participated in the March of Remembrance Holocaust Memorial March in Southwest Riverside County, and he served as president of Congregation B'nai Chaim from 2013-2014 and is again serving in this capacity. Dick attended Santa Monica City College and the University of Southern California.
Yael Saloman, Treasurer
Yael was born in Israel and has lived in the U.S. for 40 years. She has promoted many Jewish causes and served on as well as led multiple community projects, including serving as vice president of the Murrieta/Temecula Republican Association. She is closely associated with the Israeli Consulate both here and in Israel, and has been a crucial liaison in facilitating the relationship of the Foundation with the Israeli Consulate. Yael has been on the HRFV board for the last four years.
Paul was one of the early members of the March of Remembrance, an original member of HRFV’s steering committee, and continues to actively support HRFV. He provides an important link between the Foundation and Murrieta’s city officials. Paul was formerly the fire chief of Murrieta. After 36 years of service, he retired and was called to the ministry, becoming a pastor at Calvary Chapel High Country in Anza. He also participates in Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship in Temecula. Having spent time in Israel, Paul feels a strong connection to the land and the people.