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Join US at this year's Annual Meeting!

We are proud to be associated with the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts - an organization that strengthens our synagogues and brings people together from diverse backgrounds for learning and dialogue. At the Annual Meeting, you will learn about three cutting-edge Jewish education initiatives and meet the dynamic and talented leaders who have built them, and experience a wonderful evening of celebration, Jewish music, and unity…not to mention great desserts! Our online Annual Meeting invitation will list all Gold, Silver, Blue and White sponsors and Host Committee members whose commitments have been received by March 15.

We look forward to seeing you on May 17th to celebrate the transformative work of our honorees and to support the Synagogue Council's unique efforts.


ANNUAL MEETING CO-CHAIRS:Anita Diamant & Jim Ball, Diane & Chester Black, Rachel & Larry Chafetz, Rena Gray Fein & Robbie Fein, Gail & Joe Reimer
HONORARY CHAIRS: Paula Brody & Merrill Hassenfeld, Shulamit & Jehuda Reinharz, Marcia & Mort Ruderman, Erica & Jerry Silverman

In Their Own Words…

Arlene Remz, Executive Director of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
Recipient of the Synagogue Council's Community Service Award

"By working with Gateways, a family from any Jewish background who has a child with a special learning need can access a Jewish education, and participate more fully in their own synagogue and in the Jewish community. Like the Synagogue Council, Gateways collaborates with synagogues, day schools, and Jewish organizations to reach families across the Jewish community. Our educational programs serve and bring together students with a wide range of disabilities, teen volunteers, families, and teachers from across the denominational spectrum."

Aliza Kline, Founding Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Paula Brody & Family Education Center
Recipient of the Synagogue Council's K'lal Yisrael Award

"The Synagogue Council nurtured Mayyim Hayyim and provided essential support during our incubation period. Just a few years later, Mayyim Hayyim serves Greater Boston by making mikveh accessible and meaningful for the full diversity of our people. Our resources support communities across North America and Israel. We share the Synagogue Council's commitment to religious pluralism and to serving the entire Jewish community."

Rabbi Bradley Solmsen, Director of Brandeis University's Office of High School Studies
Recipient of the Synagogue Council's K'lal Yisrael Award

"Like the Synagogue Council, our programs at Brandeis help teens become more committed to Judaism by connecting people with others who are different from them. We work with geographically diverse Jewish populations - from the U.S., Israel, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Germany - and they come from Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist and unaffiliated families. The kids come together, see the commonalities, and learn from their differences."

Please join SCM in honoring Arlene, Aliza, and Bradley by placing a congratulatory greeting in the Annual Meeting Tribute Book and Online Guest Book. Use the link below to securely submit your donation online.