Every year, CJP recognizes volunteers who make a positive impact in our community. Meet the individuals who are raising more money, engaging more people, and driving innovation through CJP.
A CJP Superstar:
ADVOCATES for our community; talks about CJP and how we help people in Greater Boston, Israel, and overseas
CONNECTS others to our work; leverages social, professional, and personal networks while educating peers and starting conversations about CJP
SUPPORTS CJP by securing new and increased gifts and by getting gift commitments in early
BUILDS our community by participating in important decisions
ENGAGES people in our work; brings others to events and community activities
This month's honorees
Elie is a Northeastern University graduate student who has been involved with CJP initiatives throughout his collegiate experience. He served on the Campus Community Impact Grant Review Committee this past year, helping to award local organizations with funding for new and innovative ways to cultivate Jewish life on campus.
Elie was also invited to be the student representative on CJP’s Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism Task Force and worked alongside influential lay leaders to identify growth opportunities to combat antisemitism within our critical cohorts, including on campus. He has been a key partner as we work to understand and support the Jewish experience of college students, and we are so grateful for the insight he has provided. We look forward to seeing the great work that Elie will continue to do!
Edward S. Katersky
Ed’s work as a CJP volunteer embodies our community’s greatest asset — our talented and smart people. For the past 10 years, Ed has been consulting in the risk management profession after serving as senior risk management leader at four major retail organizations, and he has brought that expertise to CJP.
He helped us to take a proactive, innovative, and strategic approach to our annual insurance renewal cycle, crafting presentations to better market CJP and our affiliates as progressive clients and advised CJP management on market conditions and renewal strategies. With Ed’s support, all policies were renewed in a very difficult market, and with his encouragement, we negotiated a new broker compensation arrangement yielding immediate savings for all community organizations. We are so grateful for Ed’s effort and expertise, which helped inform CJP leadership to strengthen the entire community and ensure that our donors’ dollars are used efficiently.
Marni and Dale are the Co-chairs of the Cynthia and Leon Shulman Acharai Leadership Program — a CJP program wrapping up this month. This Acharai cohort originally launched in January of 2020, but abruptly came to a halt due to the pandemic and was finally relaunched in 2022.
Throughout all of the challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19, Dale and Marni continued to be advocates of the mission and goals of Acharai and, above all, the experience of the participants. They brought their enthusiasm, energy, and creativity to recruitment, relaunching the program, and to CJP’s first programmatic mission back to Israel since the pandemic. Marni brings incredible warmth to each session, ensuring everyone feels welcome and motivating the group to connect and engage. Dale’s passion for mentorship guarantees a meaningful connection for the participants and inspires growth and innovation in all of his interactions. Together, they bring a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for excellence to the program, and we are so grateful for everything that they have done over the past four years to make this program a success.