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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 JCF through their expertise, knowledge of our community, and passionate belief in the power of philanthropy to change lives. View the list of Board responsibilities here.

Board Members: Access the Trustee Portal Here



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



Gayle W. Temkin, Chair
Community Leader




Merrill Mandell,
Community Leader




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




Randall H. Weinstock
Vice President,
Actuarial and Underwriting, Humana 





Jessica L. Fish

Community Leader






Joshua Gottfried
Co-Founder and Principal of Gottfried & Somberg Wealth Management, LLC, 




    Elysa Graber-Lipperman,
Attorney  
     

Walter L. Harrison
President Emeritus - University of Hartford





Ethan Goldman
Chief Financial Officer - FLEXcon Holdings Trust




Rachel Rubin
Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief of Staff, UConn, and Executive Secretary, Board of Trustees


 





Cyral A. Sheldon
Community Leader




Julie R. Spivak

Owner - Equity Management Corporation







Sidney Ulreich
Radiologist, New Britain Radiological Associates, PC





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

Adjunct Lecturer, University of CT School of Law  






Carolyn Gitlin, Ex Officio 
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*
  • I. Martin Fierberg*
  • Brian Fierston
  • David H. Fierston
  • Bruce A. Fischman
  • Stanley D. Fisher*
  • Lisa Fishman
  • Evelyn S. Gilman*
  • William H. Goldfarb
  • Arnold C. Greenberg
  • Morton Handel
  • Joseph D. Hurwitz*
  • Jill Hutensky
  • Bernard Kaplan*
  • Steven C. Kleinman
  • Bernhard L. Kohn*
  • Simon Konover*
  • Georgette Koopman*
  • Richard Koopman
  • Michele G. Kostin
  • Katharine I. Lavitt*
  • Hartzel Z. Lebed*
  • Sheri Lublin
  • Joyce D. Mandell
  • Alan M. 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
  • Melvin A. Simon
  • 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
  • Jessica P. 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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