JTS Board of Trustees Elects New Members

Contact: Beth Mayerowitz, bemayerowitz@jtsa.edu

The Board of Trustees of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) has elected four new members: Julie E. Greenblatt, Aaron Malinsky, Yoni Saposh, and Emily Scharfman.

“We are pleased to welcome these new members to our distinguished Board of Trustees,” said Alan Levine, chair of the board. “They bring wide experience in business, law, philanthropy, and community service and we look forward to their contributions to the JTS leadership. We are also delighted to introduce our Next Generation category, which identifies young Jewish communal leaders who will undoubtedly benefit the future of JTS and the wider community.” 

Julie E. Greenblatt received a BA from SUNY Binghamton, a JD from Boston University Law School, and an MSW from Adelphi University. She previously worked at Milbank Tweed, has served on the board of Harlem Success Academy 3, and currently serves on the board at Temple Beth Israel in Port Washington, New York.  At Temple Beth Israel, she has been actively involved in developing programs for teens and adults.

Aaron Malinsky received a BA from Franklin & Marshall College and completed coursework for a master’s degree at the NYU School of Public Administration. He is principal partner, president, and chief executive officer of Curbcut Urban Partners, a real estate development company he founded in 2012, specializing in retail and mixed-use projects in the metropolitan region of New York City and New Jersey. He has developed more than 100 shopping centers throughout the region. Mr. Malinsky serves on the Advisory Board of the Park Avenue Synagogue and the Middlebury College, School of Hebrew, and is also a member of the board at the Jewish Museum.

Yoni Saposh has been with the global investment firm BlackRock since 2001, and is currently a managing director.  Mr. Saposh graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS cum laude in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Decision-Making Processes.  He is a trustee of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (New Jersey), an active board member of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires, and a former treasurer of the Kesher Synagogue of Tenafly and Englewood, New Jersey. Mr. Saposh will serve as a Next Generation board member.  

Emily Scharfman is a graduate of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Westchester, Ramaz Upper School, and received her BA cum laude from Yale University and her JD from New York University. This past year, Ms. Scharfman joined Parachute Health, a healthcare technology company, as their general counsel and head of HR.  Previously, she was the general counsel and global head of HR at Persado and an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, where she practiced as a finance and restructuring lawyer. She is the first president of the newly appointed Board of Trustees of Kehilat Hadar and became a Wexner Heritage Fellow in 2016.  Ms. Scharfman will serve as a Next Generation board member.

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