A Connecticut resident is among five new members of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) Board of Trustees. Hazzan Rabbi Luis Cattan is cantor of The Conservative Synagogue in Westport and president of the Cantors Assembly.
“By welcoming these new Board of Trustee members, we welcome new ideas, skills, and wisdom. This group represents committed Jewish communal leaders of diverse backgrounds and experiences and continues to build on the transformation of the Board with the next generation of Jewish leaders,” said Alan Levine, chair of the board.
A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, Cattan previously worked at the Cuban Hebrew Congregation of Miami as cantor and executive director, and at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus as cantor and education director. He has also held several roles in synagogues and Jewish organizations in Latin America.
In addition to Cattan, the other newly elected members of the JTS Board include:
Hillary Gardenswartz, a senior project manager at the Jewish Education Project; Ariel Glasner, a partner at the law firm of Blank Rome LLP, and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists and on the Attorney/Client Arbitration Board for the District of Columbia Bar Association; Allan Kahan, president of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs; Deborah Shapira, a New York facilitator and consultant living, who serves on the boards of Pardes North America, Prizmah, and SAR Academy and High School.