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Simon Rosenblatt, Director

Simon Rosenblatt was born in Brooklyn, New York, and he grew up in Miami, Florida (after a short stay in Havana, Cuba). He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in Pittsburgh with a degree in electrical engineering.

He served on active duty in the U.S. Army for six years, including a tour in Vietnam. Simon remained in the Army Reserve for an additional sixteen years and is now retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel. He worked for the Army (first on active duty and later as a civilian employee) as an engineer for thirty years at Fort Huachuca until his retirement in 2003. Simon is a founding member of Temple Kol Hamidbar in Sierra Vista, where he served as the congregation's secretary and lay leader for more than fifteen years.

He is a trustee of the Union for Reform Judaism, the parent organization of Reform congregations in North America. He is a member of the Tucson Jewish Community Relations Council executive committee. He is an emeritus member of the Arizona Public Media Community Advisory Board. Simon is married to Louise Greenfield, who is a librarian emerita at the University of Arizona. Simon's other interests include aviation – he is a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor – and amateur radio. Simon enjoys retirement and manages to stay as busy as he ever was during his working years.

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