WEST HARTFORD – Jeremy Pava of West Hartford has been elected president of The Hebrew High School of New England (HHNE) by the school’s board of directors.
Born and raised in Springfield, Mass., Pava has served on the board of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for twenty years. He is a past president and board member of Kodimoh Synagogue in Springfield, as well as a past board member of the Springfield Jewish Federation, where he served as campaign chair for the Young Men’s Division. He and his wife, Ann, are actively involved in AIPAC and have been strong supporters of Heritage Academy, a day school in Longmeadow, Mass.
Pava and his wife have also been major supporters of the Hebrew High School of New England since inception. HHNE is the only co-educational, Modern Orthodox, secondary Jewish Day School between New York and Boston. Supported by the Jewish Federations of Hartford, New Haven and Western Massachusetts, the school is open to students from across the Jewish denominational spectrum. In January, 2011, HHNE will be moving to its new location on Bloomfield Avenue in West Hartford, the grounds of the old University of Hartford Alumni House.
A 1984 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brandeis University with a BA in economics, Pava is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation, Pava went to work for Aspen Square Management, a national real estate investment and management firm where he currently serves as treasurer. He has been with the firm for 25 years.
The Pavas have three children. His oldest son, Harvey, is a graduate of HHNE, where his son Nathaniel is in twelth grade and his daughter Devorah is in tenth grade. The family are members of the Young Israel Synagogue and of the Beth David Synagogue.