President, Capital District
Ken's love and commitment to Israel began in 1970, as a student at the University of Tel Aviv, where he spent his junior year of college. Ken has visited Israel countless times since that first experience and he has never returned without feeling the same love for the country and people.
Ken's Jewish community involvement began shortly after graduating from Law School, when he returned to his native Albany with his wife, Nancie. He became active in the United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, holding several leadership positions, including President, General Campaign Chair, and most recently, Chairman of its Community Endowment Fund. During his earlier years of involvement with the Federation, Ken became a member of the United Jewish Appeal's Young Men's Cabinet.
Ken became involved with JNF five years ago in an effort to help revive its presence in Northeastern New York. After founding JNF's Capitol District Board, he now serves as its President, and workd tirelessly organizing JNF events throughout the year. Ken is currently a member of JNF's National Board, serving as Assistant Vice President of Community Relations and National Chair of Ammunition Hill. He is currently Chairman of the Israel Bonds Cabinet for upstate New York and has attended several of its missions to Israel.
Being a strong supporter of Jewish education, Ken was also active in the Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy while his two daughters, Julie and Amie, attended the school. There he held several leadership positions, including President. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Daughter's of Sarah Nursing Foundation and his synagogue, Temple Israel of Albany. At Temple Israel, Ken chaired a successful capital campaign to increase its Endowment Fund.
Kenneth Segel is a Principal of Schuyler Companies, a commercial real estate developer specializing in developing and owning retail shopping centers throughout New York State and New England.