Nathan B. Kogan

Born in Catesauqua, Pennsylvania in 1907, Nathan Kogan came to New York City as a teenager and lived there for the remainder of his life. He practiced law and was a civic leader in New York for many years, active in politics, philanthropy, and Jewish communal affairs. He served in leadership roles in the American Jewish Congress, the Park Avenue Synagogue, New York’s Jewish Museum and many other organizations. Mr. Kogan was a Director of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the recipient of its Louis Marshall Medal. He was founder and first president of the Brand Foundation of New York and a life-long supporter of Jewish education. It is appropriate that the Hebrew Language Laboratory be named in his honor. 

Honoring Nathan Kogan with his contribution to the Jewish Studies Program is his son Dr. Michael S. Kogan acting on behalf of the Brand Foundation.