President and CEO
Rabbi Marc Baker, CJP’s President and CEO, has spent most of his life in Greater Boston’s Jewish community. An organizational leader and educator, Marc served as Head of School at Gann Academy, Greater Boston’s pluralistic Jewish high school, for 11 years prior to joining CJP. A native of Lynnfield, Marc was active in the JCC and at Camp Bauercrest throughout his childhood. He lived in Jerusalem for four years, studying at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies and The Hebrew University. Marc regularly speaks, writes, and teaches about Judaism, the Jewish community, and leadership. For the past several years he served as scholar-in-residence for CJP’s Cynthia and Leon Shulman Acharai Leadership Program. Marc attended Phillips Academy Andover and received his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Yale University. He lives in Brookline with his wife, Jill, and their four children.
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Chair, Board of Directors
Cindy Janower is a self-employed business strategy consultant who works with companies and non-profit organizations to develop growth strategies and manage organizational change. Prior to starting her own consulting practice, Cindy worked for the Boston Consulting Group, a global consultancy, until 2004, spending six years as a consultant and then designing and managing a training program for BCG's Boston office. Cindy also spent one year working at a biopharmaceutical startup company, ActiveCyte, and initially started her career with a smaller consulting firm, Corporate Decisions, Inc. On the Board of CJP since 2010, Cindy served as Secretary of the Board since 2014. She most recently co-chaired CJP’s 2017 Strategic Plan and our 2015 Community Study and served on the President Search Committee, the Commission for Strategic Priorities, and a Tzedek task force. During her long tenure as a CJP volunteer, Cindy co-chaired CJP’s merger with the North Shore Federation, our review of our approach to Capacity Funding and our Day School Education Commission and participated in several additional planning task forces. She also participated in partner reviews for both the JCC and Jewish Big Brother Big Sister.
Beyond CJP, Cindy served as Board Chair of the Rashi School for four years, overseeing its move to a state-of-the-art facility in Dedham and successful investment of $9.2 million in Peerless Excellence Funds. She also served on the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism and on the governance committee for the JCC. Outside of the Jewish community, Cindy and her husband, Andrew, founded A Kids Brain Tumor Cure and take an active interest in several secular non-profits focused on education, especially for youth at risk. On a personal level, Cindy was born in Haifa and raised in Cleveland, OH, where she attended an Orthodox day school before transferring to public high school. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S.E. with a concentration in Management from the Wharton School. She is also a graduate of CJP’s Cynthia and Leon Shulman Acharai Leadership Program, Me’ah, and Ikkarim. Cindy and Andrew have three daughters, all of whom are proud Rashi graduates. They belong to both Temple Israel in Boston and Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. In her spare time Cindy loves to travel, read, and stay fit.
Chair, 2020 Annual Campaign
Marjorie W. Patkin has over 25 years of development and special events experience at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Law School, and the Peabody Essex Museum. Currently, she manages a college admissions consulting practice. Previously, Marjorie served as Executive Director, Board of Associate Alumni Trustees for the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of Admissions for Epstein Hillel School.
At CJP, Marjorie is Co-chair of the 2019 Annual Campaign, a member of the North Shore Planning Committee, and a member of the Development and Governance and Nominating committees. She also served as the former Chair of the North Shore Development Committee and was a member on the CJP/JFNS Merger Task Force and North Shore Advisory Committee. Prior to the merger, at JFNS, she served as President of the Women’s Division and as Campaign Chair. She is also a member of the Trustees Council of Penn Women at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as Chair of the Development and Leadership Committees. She is a member of the Epstein Hillel School Trustees Leadership Council and sits on the Governance, Development, Gala and Engagement Committees.
Marjorie received the CJP Superstar award in 2013, and from JFNS, received the Edith Bloch Award from the Women’s Division, as well as the Michael Steinberg Leadership Award.
A native of Longmeadow, Marjorie currently resides in Swampscott with her husband, Randall, and is a member of Congregation Shirat Hayam. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is mother to Brooke (who is involved with CJP’s Young Adult Initiative) and Alex.
Chair, 2020 Annual Campaign
Adam L. Suttin has been an active lay leader in the Boston Jewish community for more than a decade. He has served as a CJP board member since 2012 and currently is the Co-chair of the 2020 Annual Campaign and a member of the CJP Budget and Administration and Development Committees.
Adam is the immediate past President of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Boston and continues to serve on their board. He also recently completed his term as Treasurer of Gann Academy and remains a Trustee of the school. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in Boston.
He also serves his community as a long-term volunteer with the Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy and works with students in the Waltham Public Schools and is a graduate of the CJP Cynthia and Leon Shulman Acharai Leadership Program.
Adam is the Managing Partner of Prospect Hill Growth Partners, a private equity firm that he co-founded in 1995 and is a director of six companies that are in the Prospect Hill portfolio. Prior to founding Prospect Hill, Adam was with Thomas H. Lee Company.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Moore School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Newton with his wife Hope and has three children.
Cynthia R. Janower, Chair
Shira Goodman, First Vice Chair**
Elizabeth Jick, Treasurer
Amy S. Berylson, Secretary
William R. Adler**
Bradley M. Bloom*
Michael J. Bohnen*
Marsha R. Cohen
Diane J. Exter
David J. Fine
Catharyn B. Gildesgame
Judith A. Kaye
Amy B. Klein
Daniel A. Kraft
Steven D. Krichmar
Dale S. Okonow
Marjorie W. Patkin
Sari Anne Rapkin*
Dena Boronkay Rashes
Aviva E. Sapers
Paula L. Sidman
Laurene M. Sperling
Adam L. Suttin
Neil A. Wallack
**Incoming Board Member
The leaders below are invited to sit on the Board of Directors as non-voting members.
Laurie Gliklich – President, Women’s Philanthropy
|Rabbi Marc Baker||President and CEO|
|Sarah Abramson||Senior Vice President, Strategy and Impact|
|Judy Shapiro||Chief Operating Officer|
|David Strong||Chief Financial Officer|
|Jennifer Weinstock||Senior Vice President, Philanthropy|