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Profiles of Community Leaders


Jessica Malzman

Jessica Malzman

“The Jewish community in Syracuse may be small, but it is mighty. In my years since becoming an active member here, I have truly come to see that. I was not raised here, and I am thereby not as familiar with the deeper history of the various local Jewish organizations. I can tell you, however, that what I see now is an incredibly passionate community seeking collaboration.” 

Seth Goldberg

Seth Goldberg

Growing up in New Jersey, Seth Goldberg was a “sports nerd.” He was drawn to Syracuse University because “that’s where the best people have gone,” and there he realized his professional goals. He now co-hosts Orange Nation on ESPN Radio Syracuse, as well as Yankees On Deck and pre- and post-games during football and basketball seasons. “I was looking for new people to meet and to get a little more involved in the larger community,” Goldberg says, and he joined Federation’s Young Leadership group. He finds the Syracuse Jewish community “small but strong and warm,” adding that “I’ve found that everyone is friendly and has welcomed me.”

Noah Satterlee

Noah Satterlee

Noah Satterlee is an engaging 13-year-old with a great smile. In many ways, he’s a typical teen. But in one way, he is not typical. He has a primary immune disorder that results in multiple hospital stays. This has led him toward a long-term goal of becoming an immunologist and an immediate goal of helping others. Knowing how scary it is to be left alone when his parents had to go buy supplies, Noah decided to do something “so that other parents and children don’t have to experience that.” He created Noah’s Care Bags with travel-sized toiletries, candy and a positive message for parents, so they will have one less thing to worry about. Noah donated four hundred bags to the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate Medical Center last year and recently raised $20,000 to continue and to expand his project.

Books


From A Minyan to A Community: A History of The Jews Of Syracuse
B.G. Rudolph (1970)

The Jewish Community of Syracuse  
Barbara Sheklin Davis and Susan B. Rabin (2011)

 A Place That Lives Only In Memory: The Old Jewish Neighborhood of Syracuse, New York

William Marcus (2012)

ONONDAGA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION EXHIBIT


The Onondaga Historical Association has a permanent exhibit of Jewish contributions to Syracuse and Onondaga County on the first floor of its museum at 321 Montgomery Street.  “From Laying the Foundation to Forging Ahead” documents the role of the Jewish community in advancing the social, religious, economic and political fabric of the city and county in four areas: community, business, entertainment and athletics.