Thank you to everyone who joined us for JCRC Celebrates:
20 Years of the Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy



JCRC was proud to honor Mark Friedman with the Barry Shrage Community Builder award

For over a decade, Mark Friedman has been a passionate supporter of JCRC’s Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (GBJCL). Mark continues to spend every Tuesday tutoring students at the William H. Ohrenberger Elementary School in West Roxbury as part of GBJCL’s Temple Emanuel team.

The Barry Shrage Community Builder award is named in honor of Combined Jewish Philanthropies President, Barry Shrage, who has provided leadership and guidance to Boston’s Jewish community for more than 25 years. In his role, Barry works to create an inclusive, collaborative community that identifies and responds to urgent needs, while ensuring Jewish continuity. Through his own example, Barry inspires others to seek meaningful Jewish lives that are committed to tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Events Committee/Host Committee
* indicates event committee member
** indicates event sponsor

Stacey G. Bloom*, Chair
Debbie Issacson*, Co-Chair
Hans Strauch, Founders Circle Chair
Debby Freedman Belt*  and Erik Belt
Liz Brenner*
Joyce and Michael Bohnen
Lynda* and Jeff Bussgang
Valerie* and Mark Friedman**
Irene and Rabbi Ronne Friedman
Lauren and Bill* Gabovitch
Caroline Gammill and Nathan Rothstein*
Elisha and Sam Gechter
Beth and Scott Gilefsky
Shira Goodman and Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz
Lesley* and Ben Inker
Fredie Kay
Jill Goldenberg and Sidney Kriger
Emily Leventhal and David Rontal*
Barbara and Frank Litwin
Caren and Ben* Pearlman
Rachel and Joel Reck
Andrea Roberts and Mark Foster
Jill and Mitchell Roberts**
Nancy and Edward Roberts**
Shelley and Stuart Rossman
Ruderman Family Foundation (Jay and Shira Ruderman and Sharon Shapiro)
Ben* and Gabrielle Sigel
Jill Smilow and Howard Brick
Hope and Adam Suttin
Sue Tafler and Chuck Koplik*
Georgi J. Vogel Rosen
Lisa and Neil Wallack**
Jennifer and Amiel Weinstock
Nancy Zimmerman and Andrei Shleifer**


For questions about JCRC Celebrates, please contact Lisa Kessel Freedman.