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
Phyllis Brick, a former Campaign Chair for Women’s Philanthropy, has been one of CJP’s most reliable campaigners for more than 40 years. The matriarch of a very active family, Phyllis shares her enthusiasm for CJP and our Jewish community with both family and friends. More...
Each year, Phyllis continues to engage more than a dozen CJP constituents with her communications and solicitations. She prides herself on staying informed about all things related to the organization so she can answer questions that come up during her calls. During the current health crisis, Phyllis is contacting donors on her list on behalf of CJP. After confirming their good health, she successfully pivots to share updates from CJP and where appropriate, sensitively solicit support. She is a true advocate for our work and recognizes the importance of building and maintaining community, especially during these challenging times.
Abby has been a loyal, generous supporter and ambassador of CJP for several years. Beginning with the Downtown Initiative and Families with Young Children, Abby and her family have been true next-gen leaders for almost 10 years. More...
She is a passionate volunteer and encourages friends and family members to join her at CJP programs and on missions – most recently on a women’s mission to Israel. She is a philanthropic leader who cares deeply about the Jewish community – and is especially dedicated to supporting the vulnerable. Abby is always eager to learn about CJP’s impact in the community and as her involvement grows deeper, her family’s connection does as well. We are lucky to have Abby in our community.
Dr. Jonathan Sarna
As Chair of the CJP Jewish Journalism Task Force, Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis, brought his expertise, academic approach, and creativity to lead an incredibly engaged and thoughtful group of volunteers. Jonathan asked challenging questions and engaged CJP in a new way of thinking through research and analysis.
He connected CJP with journalists across the country and in Israel to learn about best practices through expert opinions. He has a thoughtful approach, always seeking the best for the community and CJP. Jonathan’s work on this task force also informed his perspective on Jewish Journalism, which he recently shared on a webinar with The Forward on the future of Jewish media. As Chair, he listened to all opinions, encouraged others to speak up, and actively incorporated in other members’ expertise. Additionally, he was a fantastic partner to staff and set a new standard for volunteer-staff partnership.