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Meet Our Board

A sixteen member Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of the Jewish Community Foundation. The Trustees oversee operations, set policies and make final decisions on all grant awards. They have a deep, personal commitment to the Greater Hartford Jewish community. They lead Foundation through their expertise, knowledge of our community, and passionate belief in the power of philanthropy to change lives. View a list of Trustees' responsibilities here.

Board Members: Access the Trustee Portal Here



Leigh A. Newman, Chair
Partner - Day Pitney, LLP




Theodore N. Kaplan, Vice Chair
President - Kaplan Insurance Group, LLC




Merrill Mandell, Vice Chair
Community Volunteer




Lee D. Pollock, Secretary
President - The Pollock Company




Randall H. Weinstock, Treasurer
CFO, National Accounts - United Healthcare





Jessica L. Fish

Community Volunteer





Gerald B. Goldberg
CEO & Co-Founder - GYL Financial Synergies, LLC




Walter L. Harrison
President Emeritus - University of Hartford




Steven F. Piaker
Managing Director and Co-Head - Napier Park Financial Partners




David M. Roth
Senior Managing Director - SouthOcean Capital Partners, LLC

 





Cyral A. Sheldon
Program Director, Teen Leadership and Philanthropy Institute/JTConnect
Community Volunteer




Julie R. Spivak

Owner - Equity Management Corporation






Gayle W. Temkin
Community Volunteer





Sidney Ulreich
Radiologist, New Britain Radiological Assocaties, PC





Robert K. Yass
Vice President and Associate General Counsel - The Hartford, Retired






Cary Lakenbach
Chair - Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

  • Thomas M. Divine
  • Philip D. Feltman
  • Hinda N. Fisher*
  • Blanche S. Goldenberg
  • Robert B. Goldfarb
  • Michael Suisman*
  *Of blessed memory
  • Eleanor N. Caplan
  • Jerome E. Caplan*
  • Thomas M. Divine
  • I. Martin Fierberg*
  • Brian Fierston
  • David H. Fierston
  • Bruce A. Fischman
  • Stanley D. Fisher*
  • Lisa Fishman
  • Evelyn S. Gilman
  • Blanche S. Goldenberg 
  • William H. Goldfarb
  • Arnold C. Greenberg
  • Morton Handel
  • Joseph D. Hurwitz*
  • Bernard Kaplan*
  • Bernhard L. Kohn*
  • Simon Konover
  • Georgette Koopman*
  • Richard Koopman
  • Michele G. Kostin
  • Katharine I. Lavitt*
  • Hartzel Z. Lebed*
  • Sheri Lublin
  • Joyce D. Mandell
  • Alan Mendelson
  • David R. Miller
  • Hyman L. Moore*
  • Harold Moskowitz
  • Louis Nassau*
  • Daniel M. Neiditz
  • Moses Neiditz*
  • Hon. Jon O. Newman  
  • Abraham A. Ribicoff*
  • Emma Robington*
  • A. Mark Rosen
  • Gideon Rutenberg
  • Abraham I. Savin*
  • Peter M. Savin*
  • Andrew M. Schatz
  • Ralph M. Shulansky*
  • Howard J. Siegal* 
  • Donald Silpe 
  • Rabbi Harold Silver
  • Robert S. Siskin*
  • Edward A. Suisman*
  • Elliott D. Tertes
  • Melvin W. Title*
  • Leonard M. Troub*
  • Marjorie M. Walton*
  • Gail S. Weinstein
  • Robert K. Yass
  • Henry M. Zachs
  • Judith M. Zachs
    *Of blessed memory

If you are a member of the Board of Trustees, please click the link below to access the private Trustee portal.

Board of Trustees Portal

Looking for the list of the Board of Trustees? Go to the first tab on this page, called "Current Trustees."

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