Martine was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where her passion for Jewish education, Israel, and community were formed as early as her day school years. She immigrated to New York in June, 1986 with her husband, Stanley. In 1992 she retired from paid employment outside the home and made her involvement with Jewish communal activities her full-time pursuit.
Martine is currently International Co-Chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Project T.E.N. and the chair of UJA Federation of New York’s Israel Engagement Initiative. She is a member of the national AJC Board of Governors and the current president of the board of Hillels of Westchester. In her role as a UJA Federation of NY board member she also participates on the COJP and NETWORK Commission Cabinets. She is an active volunteer for Taglit Birthright, an AIPAC club member, a Wexner graduate, and a board member of the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester where all three of her children were educated.
Martine also sits on the board of the Jewish Education Project. She was a recipient of the Jesselson Award for Young Leadership and Dedication and the Kipnis Wilson Friedland Award.
Martine enjoys her family life, her husband Stanley and their three children as well as entertaining, travel, Jewish study, tennis, and exercise.