BOARD MEMBER PROFILES
Shalom Hartman Institute Board Member
Managing Partner, Helios Energy Investment, a private equity fund investing in renewable energy projects in Israel and Europe; Chairman, NGO Gvanim; Advisory Board Member, JDC Institute for Leadership and Governance
How It Started:
"I first got to know the Hartman Institute through my participation in the Wexner Heritage Program, San Francisco class of 2007. I joined the Israeli Board in 2015."
"The Hartman Institute is a ray of bright light in Israeli society illuminating the possibility and opportunity for inclusiveness, intellectual openness, and democracy in the relationship between Judaism and Israeli society as well as with the Jewish people at large."
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America Board Member
San Francisco, CA
Executive Director, JFCS; President, Koret Foundation
Why the Hartman Institute:
"I've been working in the Jewish community for decades, and when I scoured the planet looking for the preeminent center of Jewish thought, the most forward-thinking center for Jewish thought, and the place where we could learn in such a way that would help us to lead our institutions better, we found the Hartman Institute. The Hartman Institute really understands how to work with organizations to elevate their capacity to answer the key questions that the Jewish community is facing in the 21st century."
"Hartman’s approach is unique, pluralistic, based in text study, respectful of each individual and gives everyone a voice, makes everyone feel like they have something to contribute and emphasizes learning in the most positive sense. People feel inspired by learning at Hartman. They understand their place in history through the text study and they also understand how it applies to the questions that we're grappling with right now. The Hartman approach makes our leadership want to learn."
"Hartman is helping us find our way to being a strong vibrant Jewish community that has an optimistic future."
SHALOM HARTMAN INSTITUTE
FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS
RICHARD AND SYLVIA KAUFMAN FAMILY DAVID HARTMAN CHAIR
This year, longtime members of the Shalom Hartman Institute Board of Directors Richard and Sylvia Kaufman established the Richard and Sylvia Kaufman Family David Hartman Chair, to be held by the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, with a gift of $2.5 million. The Kaufmans chose to establish this chair to honor both David and Donniel Hartman, who gave them an opportunity to learn about the Jewish tradition in new ways. “When we first met David Hartman in Jerusalem, we all fell in love with him; my sons had never met a rabbi quite like him,” Dick Kaufman said.
LLOYD COTSEN Z"L
In 2017, we lost a longtime friend and board member of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Lloyd Cotsen. Lloyd was the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Neutrogena Corporation and a generous philanthropist committed to education, folk art, children’s literature, and archaeology. Lloyd was a generous supporter of the Shalom Hartman Institute for more than twenty years and left a bequest of $2,500,000 to ensure the continued success of the Institute. We are extremely grateful for his significant contributions and the ongoing friendship of Lloyd’s wife, Margit.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Shalom Hartman Institute, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Canadian Friends of Shalom Hartman Institute
Angelica Berrie, Chair, SHI NA
Elizabeth Wolfe, Chair, Canadian Friends of Shalom Hartman Institute
Donald Meltzer, Chair, SHI NA Board of Directors Executive Committee
Alvin Cramer Segal, O.C., Treasurer, Canadian Friends of Shalom Hartman Institute
Matt Berler, Chair, SHI NA Investment Committee
Alayne Sulkin, Chair, SHI NA Development Committee
Eric Zahler, Chair, SHI NA Finance and Audit Committees
Joseph M. Steiner, Secretary, Canadian Friends of Shalom Hartman Institute
Paul S. Berger
Matt K. Berler
Stacy S. Dick
Alan A. Fischer
Joel L. Fleishman
Sidney G. Friedman
Charles H. Goodman
Peter A. Joseph
Amy B. Klein
Ronald A. Sedley
Pam Medjuk Stein
Alayne W. Sulkin
Robert M. Sulkin
Roselyne C. Swig
Joel D. Tauber
Karen Gantz Zahler
Marshall S. Zolla