James A. Hertzman '51 passed away on January 27, 2014, at his home in Lousiville, KY at the age of 84.
He was a membership development manager for the Better Business Bureau in Louisville prior to his retirement. He began his professional career as the owner of Hertzman's Mens Shop, then went on to work for the Bank of Louisville and the Better Business Bureau. He was recognized for his dedication to salesmanship by Menswear Retailers of America and the Small Business Administration.
His keen vision, love of Judaism, and passion for social justice propelled him to numerous community leadership positions, among them serving as president of Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom -- known as "The Temple", Kentucky's oldest and largest Jewish congregation -- and of the Jewish Family and Vocational Service.
Hertzman is survived by his children, David, Rachel, and Jean Hertzman and three grandchildren.