JCRC Celebrates 10 Years of Jeremy Burton

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Join JCRC on September 30, 2021 at 7:30pm for a virtual JCRC Celebrates Gala to honor Jeremy Burton on his ten year anniversary as Executive Director with the Warren B. Kohn Award. 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**, Co-Chair
Nancy Viner, Co-Chair

Rabbi Laura Abrasley* & Julie Childers
Susan & Aron Ain
Alyssa Biller & Alex Goldstein
Michelle & Darren Black
Stacey G. Bloom*⁺
Joyce & Michael Bohnen**
David Borrus
Elise & Marc Busny
Susan Calechman
Amy Caplan & Geoffrey Lewis**
Mark Charendoff
Karyn Cohen & Michael Leviton
Lisa Popik Coll & Arieh Coll
Lisa Danetz & Craig Smith
Beth & Michael Davis
Tamar Davis & Allan Galper
Margie Ross Decter
Dr. Suzanne H. Diamond
Dr. Marna Dolinger
Diane & Neil Exter
Ethan Felson & Daniel Schapira
Nanette & Jose Fridman
Nancy & Steve Fischman
Deborah Frieze
Linda & Michael Frieze
Irene & Rabbi Ronne Friedman
Valerie & Mark Friedman⁺
Lauren & Bill Gabovitch**⁺
Caroline Gammill & Nathan Rothstein*
Nicole* & Joshua Gann
Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz
Elisha & Sam Gechter*
Catharyn & Mike Gildesgame
Beth & Scott Gilefsky*⁺
Janet & Richard Goldenberg
Jill Goldenberg**⁺ & Sidney Kriger

 

 

Shira Goodman &
Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz
Amanda & Campe Goodman

Molly & Jeff Goodman
Julie & Philip Gordon
Beth & Larry Greenberg
Laura & Rabbi Eric Gurvis
Danielle Harsip
Lesley & Ben Inker
Cindy & Andrew Janower
Samantha Joseph*⁺
Barbara & Frank Litwin*⁺
Nancy K. Kaufman
Fredie Kay
Nava Cretu-Kessel & Barnet Kessel

Idit Klein & Jordan Namerow
Josh Kraft
Rabbi Claudia Kreiman*
Stuart S. Kurlander & David L. Martin
Jill & Ed Kutchin*

Marcia & Alan Leifer
Emily Leventhal & David Rontal
Laura & Ery Magasanik
Sophie & Rick Mann
Elana & Ariel Margolis
Miriam May &

Professor Shaye Cohen
Ruth W. Messenger
Mik Moore

Beth & Michael Moskowitz
Nahma Nadich & David Belcourt
Marilyn & Dale Okonow
One8 Foundation
Caren & Ben Pearlman
Elana Kling Perkins &
Rabbi Carl Perkins
Sarah Perry & Tony Kingsley

Beth "Missie" Polasky & Sam Furgang
Ilissa & Lon Povich*
Jeevan Ramapriya
Sari Anne Rapkin
Dena & Michael Rashes
Rachel & Joel Reck**
Diane Richler
Dalia & Eric Ritvo
Leah Robins* & Daniel Sternberg
Dan Romanow & Andrew Zelermyer*
Nancy & Phil Rosenblatt

Shell & Stuart Rossman**
Rabbi Benjamin J. Samuels
Amy Schottenfels & Jonathan Klein
Ellen & Steven Segal
Mimi & Jim Segel**
Gabrielle & Benjamin Sigel
Risa Shames & Neil Silverston
Susan Shevitz & Lawrence Bailis
Martha & Donald Siegel
Rabbi Becky Silverstein & Naomi Sobel
Leslie & Craig Slater
Susan & James Snider
Susan & Alan Solomont
Michelle Stern & Neal Karasic

Jennifer & Seth Stier
Hans D. Strauch
Hope & Adam Suttin**⁺
Gerri & Ken Sweder**
Nancy Viner⁺
Lisa & Neil Wallack
Kathy Weinman*⁺ & Cam Kerry
Dani Weinstein

Jennifer & Amiel Weinstock*
Debra Wekstein & David Kravitz
Sonya & Sean Wilder
Marla and Jeffrey Wolk
Justin L. Wyner**

*JCRC Board Member, ** JCRC Past President, ⁺ Celebrates Program Committee Member

JCRC Celebrates
Honorary Committee

Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman
Young Merchants Club

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President,
Hebrew College

Rabbi Marc Baker, CEO,

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Representative Ruth Balser

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

Gretchen Marks Brandt, Interim Director,
Synagogue Council of Massachusetts

Mayor Paul Brodeur

Senator Will Brownsberger

Representative Dan Cahill

Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell

Lino Covarrubias, CEO,
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

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

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

Robert Leikind, Regional Director,
AJC New England

Senator Jason Lewis

Representative Paul Mark

Senator Patrick O'Connor

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

Representative Paul Mark

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

Alison Silber & Senator Eric Lesser

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

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