Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

Announces New Members to its Board of Trustees

Four community leaders have joined the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford.

I. Bradley Hoffman has earned numerous accolades for his community service and business leadership. As co-chairman of the Hoffman Auto Group, Bradley oversees one of the most successful and reputable automotive retail groups in the country with locations in East Hartford, Avon/West Simsbury, New London, and Waterbury, CT. In 2023, Bradley was honored as the Connecticut Dealer of the Year Award and the TIME Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year Award and Finalist. Bradley also earned the Hartford Business Journal Lifetime Achievement Award.

He also was honored for his support of nonprofit organizations including the Gala Excellence Award from the National Arthritis Foundation; Circle of Hope Award from Easter Seals; Torch of Liberty from the Anti-Defamation League; and James B. Lyon Award from his alma mater, Kingswood Oxford School.

Bradley has been supporting the Jewish community for more than 20 years with an extensive list of leadership roles at the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford (the Federation), including Chairman, First Vice President and President of the Board of the Federation; Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Federation’s General Campaign; Co-Chair of the Federation’s Major Gifts Mission; and a Member of Governance Committee.

In addition to serving on many local and national boards over the past 35 years, Bradley’s current Board appointments include: Co-Chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford Wallenberg Society; Life Trustee for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford; Kingswood Oxford Trustee Emeriti; and Corporator for Hartford Hospital. He also serves on the board of directors for CT Automotive Retailers Association, Automotive Free International Trade Political Action Committee, and CT Hydrogen & Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate.

Bradley and his wife Kathy reside in Avon and are proud to have raised five children together. They are thrilled to now be the grandparents of three incredible grandchildren!

A native of Hartford, CT, Bradley is a 1978 graduate of Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford and a 1982 graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Joshua R. Feldman is a prestigious, award-winning member of the legal community. Josh is a Partner and Connecticut Family Law Attorney at Ruel, Ruel, Burns, Feldman & Britt Attorneys at Law in Hartford, where he concentrates his practice exclusively in Matrimonial and Family law. He represents clients throughout Connecticut in cases involving divorce, child custody and parenting plans, child support, alimony, and the distribution of property upon the dissolution of marriage. Josh’s practice includes handling various post-judgment matters such as modifications of alimony, child support, custody and visitation, and college education disputes.

A dedicated philanthropist and volunteer supporting Jewish Hartford, Josh is a member of the Grants Committee at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. He is also a board member and Treasurer for the Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford, as well as chair of the Development Committee and co-chair of JNext at the JCC. Josh is also a member of the Men’s Philanthropy Committee Member at the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, and a member of the Wexner Heritage Program New England 21 Class.

Honored as a New England Super Lawyers Rising Star® in Connecticut, Josh is a member of the Hartford County Bar Association and serves on the Connecticut Bar Association’s Executive Committee, Family Law Section. He is a former member of the Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section COVID-19 Taskforce.

Josh and his wife Jillian reside in West Hartford.

Josh earned his Juris Doctor Degree Cum Laude, a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award and honors for Excellence in Clinical Work from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut. He also earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

Jerry Rosenstock is an accomplished professional and volunteer with a diverse background as a strategic tax leader, attorney and executive. With a career spanning over 35 years at the firm of Ernst & Young (EY), Jerry played a crucial role in guiding clients through complex tax and financial matters. Jerry has demonstrated a consistent commitment to excellence and client service, earning accolades for his outstanding performance.

In his most recent role as a leader in EY’s Global Risk Organization, Jerry managed firm risks related to contractual matters, conflicts of interest, policy concerns, and other sensitive situations. He is well-versed in applying the rules set forth by various regulatory bodies and ensuring strict adherence to ethics and conflict resolution for business-related relationships.

Jerry’s expertise extends beyond the technical aspects of taxation; he is recognized as a subject matter expert and thought leader in the field, often sharing his knowledge through presentations and insights on complex tax topics. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Jerry possesses a diverse skill set that includes planning and execution, talent acquisition, organizational restructuring, business development, risk management, and team leadership.

With a passion for giving back to the community and making a positive impact, Jerry has dedicated his time and expertise to several non-profit organizations by helping them navigate financial and tax-related challenges.

Jerry and his wife Elise Rosenstock, of ElyseRyan Jewelry, reside in Avon and are members of Beth El Temple.  They have two daughters, Riayn Lavoie and Shani Schiano, and two granddaughters.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Economics from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor Degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. Jerry is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Connecticut, Ohio, and Massachusetts, maintaining his CPA licensure since 1995.

Jill Dulitsky is a passionate philanthropist and entrepreneur who owns and operates a used car dealership and auto finance company. Prior to this business venture, Jill was a financial analyst for Microsoft in Seattle, WA, and for Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, London, and Boston, where she received her Chartered Financial Analyst certification. Jill is currently earning her certification as a business coach to entrepreneurs. 

A native of Madison, Connecticut, Jill has deep philanthropic roots in Greater Hartford’s Jewish community. She is a past board member of Journey Home, an organization that works to end homelessness, and at Solomon Schechter Day School, where her children received part of their education. She is also a past president of Temple Sinai in Newington, CT.

Jill is the chair-elect of the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, beginning September 7, 2023, and the current Chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Division. She also serves on the Jewish Federations of North America’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the National Women’s Philanthropy Board.

Jill earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.  She and her husband Rob are proud members of Temple Sinai in Newington. They have two teenage children and the world’s best mutts, Milo and Henry.



The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford (the Foundation) was founded in 1972 with an initial gift of $50,000. Thanks to the vision and generosity of individuals, families, businesses and organizations, past and present, the Foundation has $164 million in assets under management, 1,400 individual charitable funds, and grants approximately $4.4 million annually.

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford unlocks the power of personalized and collective philanthropy to solve problems, strengthen community organizations and provide permanent support for Greater Hartford’s Jewish community. The nonprofit is a proud partner to the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and a member of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.

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The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and a group of local philanthropists led by Gerry and Karen Goldberg, of West Hartford, are partnering with More Perfect to enhance service opportunities for young adults across the United States. The institutions and private donors have committed more than $200,000 to seed a national strategy to double the number of civilian national service opportunities for young adults from 125,000 to 250,000 by 2026.

More Perfect is an alliance of 14 Presidential Centers, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Karsh Institute for Democracy at the University of Virginia, and more than 100 organizations that are uniting around the advancement of five Democracy Goals, which include national service and volunteering.  

Through a new national plan, More Perfect aims to create a more efficient and effective way to expand paid service opportunities for young people of all backgrounds in communities nationwide. The effort will leverage the expertise and experience of community service programs such as City Year, YouthBuild and The Corps Network.

“The Hartford Foundation has supported many youth employment efforts, including employment at nonprofit organizations, to provide youth real-world job experience and the opportunity to contribute to their communities,” said Hartford Foundation President and CEO Jay Williams. “We are excited to be working with the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, local philanthropists and More Perfect to explore new opportunities for our future leaders to build job skills, work with people different from themselves, and learn how they can effect real change in their communities.”

“Jewish philanthropists traditionally support initiatives that strengthen the communities in which we live and fund projects that contribute to tikkun olam, Hebrew for repairing the world,” said Jacob Schreiber, President and CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford. “The seed funding to More Perfect from our Foundation, the Hartford Foundation and visionary donors could catalyze the significant expansion of opportunities for young adults to engage in community service nationally, and in Greater Hartford, placing them at the frontline of bolstering civil discourse and American democracy.”

“National service provides young people a rite of passage as they come of age to learn to solve public problems and build skills that are relevant to the workforce,” said John Bridgeland, CEO and Executive Chairman of More Perfect. “Service also helps to heal a divided nation by bringing people of different politics, backgrounds and geographies together in common purpose and cultivating the leaders of the future.” 

More Perfect has identified Greater Hartford as an ideal region to host a pilot of an enhanced youth community service initiative based on the size of its population, rich diversity, and its institutional and geographic assets. In many ways, Hartford is a model of the challenges and opportunities that face countless communities across the United States. 

“The opportunity to connect More Perfect with our community and to leverage their collective thought leadership to build bridges and expand community service opportunities is very exciting to Karen and me,” said Gerry Goldberg. “Change happens locally and it takes persistence and initiative from community volunteers to move the needle.”

More Perfect is working with the group of Hartford area funders to share this story of impact with local and state government leaders as a potential model for improving the accessibility of community service activities and their impact on individuals and communities.

More Perfect’s sustainable democracy goals are inspired by evidence-based reports developed over many years, including the recommendations of the 2020 report, Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century, produced by the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More Perfect has assembled the Service Year Alliance, Voices for National Service, The Corps Network, Youth Build, America’s Service Commissions, Co Generate, the National Peace Corps Association, Convergence and Listen First Project into a powerful consortium of national service and bridge-building organizations that are working to implement clear goals, targets and plans to meet them. For more information, visit  

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