CJP’s 2023 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

Reva Fischman

Reva truly is a CJP Superstar, engaging as a CJP board member and as a Co-chair of the executive committee of The Miriam Fund (TMF). Reva is an active community member who leverages her widespread network to educate, connect, and engage people with CJP’s work and TMF and to build support throughout our community for today and the future.



Lauren Gendzier, Mackenzie Owades, Rachel Philipson, and Harris Wallack

Lauren, Mackenzie, Rachel, and Harris are the Co-chairs of the Young Adult Spark Committee. Together, they are overseeing efforts aimed at connecting and inspiring young adults to help build community among their peers for years to come. Spark, in the young adult space, is an initiative that brings partner organizations, young adults, and CJP together in several ways.


Matt Ogden

Matt is the embodiment of the CJP Superstar Award by the way that he steps up, gets involved, and brings others along with him. In his work as a member of the Committee on Development and through his participation in the Cynthia and Leon Shulman Acharai Leadership Program, Matt has continuously demonstrated his quiet leadership, his respect for the professionals he works with, and his gift of building community. More...