Les Ulanow is an ardent supporter of Israel and Zionism. He is a former board member of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the JCRC, and the JCC. Les is an active member of B’nai Tzedek and Beth El synagogues. He is a frequent advocate for victims of antisemitism, especially on college campuses. His other activities include advocating on behalf of mental health organizations and for the homeless. Les has been a business owner in the recycling business. He received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.