When Kate Urman moved back to the North Shore in March 2014, she wanted to meet new people and make an impact in her community. That's when she reached out to CJP.
Kate’s first CJP event was Choose to Connect in 2014, where she found herself sitting at a table of strangers who didn’t hesitate to welcome her and make her feel at home. This year she returned to Choose to Connect as a co-chair and saw the familiar faces of friends – and met women excited for their first WP event. Kate had an incredible experience and was moved by the speakers’ stories that brought WP’s work to life.
“It’s so easy to not go to things because you’re busy,” Kate says about taking the time out of her schedule to become involved in the Jewish community, “but I’ve never gone to something and said ‘oh, I wish I hadn’t.’”
Kate’s involvement is primarily with programs which have an impact on young families, and she loves taking any opportunity to volunteer with her children by her side. Her favorite event was North Shore Mitzvah Day last spring: “I was able to bring my kids, who were then five and two-and-a-half years old, and they had a wonderful day doing things for other folks.”
She is excited to continue learning more about CJP and Women’s Philanthropy and expand her participation.