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  • JCRC and MAJF to Honor Four Remarkable Public Servants at State House Reception

    (Boston, MA) – The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) and the Massachusetts Association of Jewish Federations (MAJF) will honor four dedicated public officials at the 20th Annual Legislative Reception on Monday, March 19 at the Massachusetts State House. To learn more and RSVP, visit

    “We are honored to be presenting awards to four remarkable public servants who recognize that during times of great challenge, we must unite in our commitment to act on an urgent agenda; from civil rights to human services, economic opportunity to safety and security, supporting the vibrant MA-Israel partnership, and the protection of democratic values,” stated Jeremy Burton, Executive Director of JCRC. “A well-functioning society and a responsive government would not be possible without outstanding public servants like these four individuals, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Senator Eric Lesser, Representative Jeff Sánchez, and General Counsel to Governor Baker Lon Povich.”

    Governor Charles Baker, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, and Senate Majority Leader Cynthia Creem will be in attendance to congratulate the awardees.

    This annual Legislative Reception celebrates the contributions of JCRC and MAJF’s partners in government, advocacy and the community. Awardees are chosen based on their leadership and contributions to our shared priorities. The annual JCRC Legislative Reception is the premier opportunity for leadership of the Jewish community to interact and develop relationships with state public officials, including members of the administration and the legislature.

    “We are very pleased to recognize the work of our community’s partners in government who have allied with us to build a more just and inclusive Commonwealth,” commented Reception co-chairs Lisa Danetz and Eitan Milgram.

    Sponsors for this year’s event are The Patriots Foundation and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

    This year’s award recipients are:

    • Attorney General Maura Healey, Massachusetts, to be presented with the Excellence in Leadership Award
    • Senator Eric P. Lesser, First Hampden and Hampshire; Co-chair, Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, to be presented with the Legislative Leadership Award
    • Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, 5th Suffolk; Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means, to be presented with the Legislative Leadership Award
    • Lon Povich, Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Baker, to be presented with the Executive Leadership Award

    Click here to view the Award Recipients’ bios.

    About Jewish Community Relations Council
    JCRC defines and advances the values, interests and priorities of the organized Jewish community in greater Boston in the public square. Visit us at

    About The Massachusetts Association of Jewish Federations
    MAJF is a statewide government affairs office that works to strengthen the relationship between the Jewish community and elected officials.

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