David Barish, active in the Houston Jewish community, has served as President of the American Jewish Committee Houston Chapter and Chair of the Houston AIPAC Council. He also serves on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and its Executive Committee, the Bureau of Jewish Education and brought the Friends of the IDF to Houston. An avid supporter of Israel, Barish serves on AIPAC’s National Council and is President of HonestReporting.com.
David Barish is President of The Chair King, the largest outdoor furniture retailer in Texas and President of Furniture Concepts (Fortunoff Backyard Stores) in New York & New Jersey. He earned his PhD in Jewish History in Late Antiquity from Hebrew Union College in 1983. He is married to Linda Jayaram, an Iraqi Jew from Bagdad, and has two children Priya and Krish.
He served as a Committee Member since March 2009. in June 2010 was elected member of the Board.