CJP’s 2022 Superstars


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

Elyse Balder, Amanda Clayman, and Stephanie Singer

Elyse Balder, Amanda Clayman, and Stephanie Singer were this year’s Women’s Philanthropy (WP) Pomegranate Society & Friends Virtual Mission to India Co-chairs. Elyse, Amanda, and Stephanie did a phenomenal job planning, recruiting, and executing our second WP virtual mission, which is no easy feat!


Nicole Finkielsztein, Lauren Gendzier and Harris Wallack

Nicole Finkielsztein, Lauren Gendzier, and Harris Wallack are the Co-chairs of Together at Home, a virtual series that CJP launched during the pandemic to help young adults remain socially connected and engaged. Nicole, Lauren, and Harris have remained flexible and nimble during an incredibly difficult year as they worked diligently to engage young adults.


Heidi Pearlson

Heidi Pearlson plays multiple roles within CJP and the Greater Boston Jewish community as a leader in Boston’s philanthropic and financial communities. Heidi has chaired events such as the Financial Services Dinner and the Women’s Philanthropy Annual Pomegranate Society and Friends event, has been a participant in our Leadership Learning Circles, and can be found helping the boards of some of CJP's partner organizations understand financial issues and trends.