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.

 

ABOUT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER HARTFORD

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.

Announces New Chair and Members to its Board of Trustees 

October 20, 2020 – Three prominent community leaders will serve on the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford (JCF) for FY2021. Merrill Mandell, Chair of the Governance Committee, presented the nominations at JCF’s recent annual meeting. The Board voted and approved the following: 

Gayle Temkin of West Hartford is the New Chair of JCF’s Board of Trustees. An award-winning volunteer-leader, Ms. Temkin is the immediate past president and current Chairwoman of the Board of the Mandell Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center. She also is Vice President of Connecticut Voices of Hope and a board member of Jewish Family Services. 

Ms. Temkin is very involved with Solomon Schechter Day School where she serves as Vice President and Chair of the Development Committee in addition to being a member of the school’s Parent Association. She also was recently elected to the board of Beth El Temple in West Hartford. Ms. Temkin also serves on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, for which she has held positions as past co-chair of the Presidents Council and is a Lion of Judah. 

Ms. Temkin earned her B.A. in Industrial Psychology and her M.S. in Social Work with a focus on community organization at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work. 

Ethan Goldman of West Hartford is a new Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation. Mr. Goldman is Chief Financial Officer at FLEXcon Holdings Trust, an international pressure sensitive materials manufacturer. 

Mr. Goldman is former Treasurer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and a former Instructor at JTConnect, where he taught a course on Israeli military history. He is a retired Major of the United States Army Reserve in the Field Artillery branch. For the last 15 years, Mr. Goldman served as Treasurer of the West Hartford Soccer League, and as a coach. 

A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Goldman earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also has a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Hartford. 

Rachel Rubin of Bloomfield is a new Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation. Ms. Rubin is Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief of Staff at the University of Connecticut and Executive Secretary to the University’s Board of Trustees. She previously served as Chief of Staff to the President of the University and was a member of the higher education subcommittee of the Governor’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group. 

A strong supporter of the local Jewish community, Ms. Rubin served on the Center for Innovative Philanthropy Advisory Committee at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and on the Board of UConn Hillel. 

A member of B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom in Bloomfield, Ms. Rubin earned a B.S in Business from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. 

The Executive Officers of the Jewish Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees for 2020-2021 are Gayle Temkin, Chair; Merrill Mandell, Vice Chair; Elysa Graber-Lipperman, Treasurer; and Gerald Goldberg, Secretary. 

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford (JCF) was founded in 1972 with an initial gift of $50,000 and has now grown to more than $120 million in assets. JCF, a proud partner to the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and a member of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, is the fourth largest charitable community foundation in Connecticut. JCF offers options for every size of charitable investment, including endowments, family giving, donor advised funds, social impact opportunities, and Jewish funding options. 

For more information, visit www.jcfhartford.org. 

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