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

Steven C. Kleinman, Secretary
CFO Emeritus - Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisors, LLC

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

Gerald B. Goldberg

CEO & Co-Founder - GYL Financial Synergies, LLC

Jill J. Hutensky

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business and Community Engagement
Bank of America

Merrill Mandell
Community Volunteer

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

Lee D. Pollock
President - The Pollock Company

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


Melvin A. Simon
Principal - Cohn, Birnbaum & Shea, P.C.

Gayle W. Temkin

Community Volunteer

Sidney Ulreich
Radiologist - New Britain Radiological Associates, PC

Robert K. Yass
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel - The Hartford

Jessica P. Zachs
Community Volunteer

Eric M. Zachs
Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

  • Philip D. Feltman
  • Hinda N. Fisher
  • 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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