Gayle Rubin

Gayle is the consummate volunteer — always willing to pitch in regardless of the task. From her initial experiences during the early years of North Shore Teen Initiative (NSTI) to its transition into Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI), where she served as board Chair, and subsequently within CJP, she has grown tremendously as a leader.

Through her involvement with JTI, Gayle has built strong relationships with teens, their parents, other volunteers, staff, and over 100 partner agencies — earning their respect and admiration. She is arguably JTI’s largest champion of collaboration and partnership, a true convener, advocate, and connector. More recently, Gayle has also become involved with The Miriam Fund (TMF), quickly finding a leadership role as Co-chair of its Membership and Development Committee. In this role, Gayle also sits on TMF’s Executive Committee and brings thoughtful insights on the direction of TMF. Inspired by TMF’s mission and appeal, Gayle became an instant advocate for its work and focused her energies on being a wonderful ambassador and engager who has helped grow TMF membership. She is a mentor to two new members. Gayle took a more active role in this past year’s grant cycle, by participating in two different sub-committees (Israel and Boston Secular). For FY24, she pitched in to Co-chair the Israel sub-committee for a year. In her leadership roles with JTI and TMF, Gayle shines as a leader who is willing to lead, willing to partner and collaborate, willing to listen, and always willing to face up to challenges! She is thoughtful and caring with great attention to detail. Gayle is admired and respected by both staff and volunteers and is a true CJP superstar: smart, collaborative, genuine, and passionate.