JCRC Celebrates 10 Years of Jeremy Burton

Join JCRC on September 30, 2021 to honor Jeremy Burton on his ten year anniversary as Executive Director with the Warren B. Kohn Award.

With the success of vaccinations and revised state guidelines, we are excited to make JCRC Celebrates both live and virtual. A small group of board members, civic and faith leaders, and donors at the $3,600+ sponsorship level or above are invited to join us in person.

6:30 PM Live Event

7:30 PM Virtual Event

Email Erica Daniels-Strater with any questions.

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Jeremy Burton joined the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) as Executive Director in October 2011, after playing leadership roles in many Jewish organizations as well as government and political campaigns. Under Jeremy’s leadership, JCRC has thrived as a national model for community relations, with a core mission of building a network of Jewish organizations that is a leader in the public square, connected through enduring partnerships beyond our community in service to Jewish concerns and the collective good. Under his leadership, JCRC spearheaded a Jewish communal response to stand with our immigrant neighbors in the face of detention and deportation by creating a robust interfaith network to provide sanctuary, court accompaniment, pro bono legal assistance and bond funds to targeted immigrants. His vision for American engagement with and support for grassroots civil society activists laid the foundation for JCRC and CJP’s joint initiative, Boston Partners for Peace, an innovative model to promote the work of shared-society organizations in Israel and the Palestinian Areas and connect them with the Boston community.

JCRC Celebrates
Host Committee
(in formation)

Bill Gabovitch ², Co-Chair
Nancy Viner, Co-Chair

Sarah Abramson
Rabbi Laura Abrasley ¹ & Julie Childers
Joan E. Ruttenberg & David M. Abromowitz
Susan & Aron Ain
Avi Almozlino
Susan Leopold Ansin

Risa & Steven Aronson
Susan Shevitz & Lawrence Bailis
Debby Freedman Belt & Erik Belt
Michelle & Darren Black
Stacey G. Bloom ² ³
Joyce & Michael Bohnen ²
Rabbi Elizabeth & Matt Bonney-Cohen
David Borrus
Jill Smilow & Howard Brick
Elise & Marc Busny
Susan Calechman ²
Amy Caplan & Geoffrey Lewis ²
Mark Charendoff
Karyn Cohen & Michael Leviton
Lisa Popik Coll & Arieh Coll
Lisa Danetz & Craig Smith
Erica Daniels-Strater & Charles Strater
Beth & Michael Davis
Tamar Davis & Allan Galper
Margie Ross Decter
Dr. Suzanne H. Diamond
Dr. Marna Dolinger
Michael Doppelt
Pamela Leskar & Jonathan Dudley
Diane & Neil Exter
Ethan Felson & Daniel Schapira
Renee & Steven Finn
Nancy & Steve Fischman
Reva G & Eric Fischman
Nanette & Jose Fridman
Valerie & Mark Friedman ³
Irene & Rabbi Ronne Friedman
Deborah Frieze
Linda & Michael Frieze
Lauren & Bill Gabovitch ² ³
Nicole ¹ & Joshua Gann
Elisha & Sam Gechter
Catharyn & Mike Gildesgame
Beth & Scott Gilefsky ¹ ³
Janet & Richard Goldenberg
Jill Goldenberg ² ³ & Sidney Kriger
Alyssa Biller & Alex Goldstein
Amanda & Campe Goodman

Molly & Jeff Goodman
Shira Goodman & Rabbi Wesley
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Julie & Philip Gordon
Janet & Mark Gottesman
Beth & Larry Greenberg
Laura & Rabbi Eric Gurvis
Danielle Harsip
Lesley & Ben Inker
Janette Hillis-Jaffe & Rabbi David Jaffe
Cindy & Andrew Janower
Samantha Joseph ¹ ³
Michelle Stern & Neal Karasic
Nancy K. Kaufman
Fredie Kay
Meryl Kessler & Scott Oran
Nava Cretu-Kessel & Barnet Kessel
Idit Klein & Jordan Namerow
Amy Schottenfels & Jonathan Klein
Rachel Schiff & Alex Klibaner
Susan Tafler & Charles Koplik
Josh Kraft
Rabbi Claudia Kreiman ¹
Stuart S. Kurlander & David L. Martin
Jill & Ed Kutchin ¹
Marcia & Alan Leifer
Rabbi David Lerner
Emily Leventhal & David Rontal
Barbara & Frank Litwin ¹ ³
Laura & Ery Magasanik
Sophie & Rick Mann
Elana & Ariel Margolis
Jane Matlaw
Miriam May & Professor Shaye Cohen
Ruth W. Messenger
Rabbi David Meyer
Diane & Steven N. Miller
Mik Moore
Beth & Michael Moskowitz
Nahma Nadich & David Belcourt
Judith Obermayer
Marilyn & Dale Okonow
One8 Foundation
Caren & Ben Pearlman
Rabbi Barbara Penzer & Brian Rosman
Elana Kling Perkins & Rabbi Carl Perkins
Sarah Perry & Tony Kingsley

Beth "Missie" Polasky & Sam Furgang
Ilissa & Lon Povich ¹
Jeevan Ramapriya
Sari Anne Rapkin
Dena & Michael Rashes
Rachel & Joel Reck ²
Michal Regunberg
Diane Richler
Dalia & Eric Ritvo
Julie Altman & Alex Sagan
Leah Robins ¹ & Daniel Sternberg
Nancy & Phil Rosenblatt
Shell & Stuart Rossman ²
Caroline Gammill & Nathan Rothstein ¹
Rabbi Benjamin J. Samuels
Diane Sandoval
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Kimberlee Schumacher
Barbara & Ed Shapiro
Ellen & Steven Segal
Mimi & Jim Segel ²
Ellie & Barry Shrage
Risa Shames & Neil Silverston
Martha & Donald Siegel ²
Gabrielle & Benjamin Sigel
Rabbi Becky Silverstein & Naomi Sobel
Leslie & Craig Slater ¹
Susan & James Snider
Susan & Alan Solomont
Jennifer & Seth Stier
Hans D. Strauch
Hope & Adam Suttin ² ³
Gerri & Ken Sweder ²
Jacki Hart & Robert Trestan
Elaine & Wally Viner
Nancy Viner⁺
Rabbi Andrew Vogel
Lisa & Neil Wallack
Kathy Weinman ¹ ³ & Cam Kerry
Dani Weinstein
Jennifer & Amiel Weinstock ¹
Debra Wekstein & David Kravitz
Sonya & Sean Wilder
Marla and Jeffrey Wolk
Justin L. Wyner ²
Dan Romanow & Andrew Zelermyer ¹

¹ JCRC Board Member, ² JCRC Past President, ³ Celebrates Program Committee Member
Last updated July 22, 2021

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JCRC Celebrates
Honorary Committee (in formation)

Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman
Young Merchants Club

Congressman Jake Auchincloss

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President
Hebrew College

Rabbi Marc Baker, CEO

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Representative Ruth Balser

Representative Christine Barber

Anthony Barsamian, Co-Chair
Armenian Assembly of America

Lori Barnet & Jeffrey Savit, CEO

Jewish Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Herbert Block, Executive Director

American Zionist Movement

Miriam Berkowitz Blue, Executive Director
Hillel Council of New England

Senator Joe Boncore

Gretchen Marks Brandt, Interim Director
Synagogue Council of Massachusetts

Mayor Paul Brodeur

Senator Will Brownsberger

Representative Dan Cahill

Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell

Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz

Lino Covarrubias, CEO
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

Senator Cynthia Creem

Representative Claire Cronin

Representative Lori Ehrlich

Senator Barry Finegold

Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn

Reverend Laura Everett, Executive Director
Mass Council of Churches

Eric Giesser, New England Regional Director
AIPAC

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg

Representative Kenneth Gordon

Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond,
Co-founder and Pastor

Bethel AME Church

Dalit Ballen Horn, Executive Director
The Vilna Shul

Representative Hannah Kane

Idit Klein, President & CEO
Keshet

Robert Leikind, Regional Director
AJC New England

Senator Jason Lewis

Representative Adrian Madaro

Representative Paul Mark

Senator Michael O. Moore

Senator Patrick O'Connor

Kathleen Patrón, Lead Organizer and Executive Director
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

Senator Becca Rausch

Senator Michael Rodrigues

Cindy Rowe, Executive Director
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

Jerry Rubin, CEO
Jewish Vocational Services

Amy Schectman, President and CEO
2Life Communities

Gail Schulman, CEO
Jewish Family & Children Service

Barry Shrage
Former CEO, Combined Jewish Phailanthropies and Brandies University

Alison Silber & Senator Eric Lesser

Rev. Daniel A. Smith, Senior Minister
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational (UCC)

Rabbi Mark Sokoll, President & CEO
JCC of Greater Boston

Senate President Karen Spilka

Rev. Burns Stanfield, Co-Chair
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

Janet Stein-Calm, President
American Association of Jewish
Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants of Greater Boston

Senator Bruce Tarr

Reverend Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister
Old South Church

Robert Trestan, Executive Director
ADL New England

Yusufi Vali, Director
Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement

Beverly Williams, Co-Chair
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization

Rabbi Elaine Zecher
Temple Israel of Boston