ALUMNIJCDS Head of School Receives Covenant Award


"האירוע השנתי של "ענין של טעם

2019 Program Book Ad Submission
2018 Invitation2018 Special Guests
2018 Silent Auction

Matters of Taste

To benefit JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction, Dinner, Intimate Conversations with Special Guests, Dessert Reception, ALL AT JCDS

Dietary Laws Observed

About Matters of Taste ➲

Matters of Taste is our annual signature fundraising celebration. This is our 19th year of intimate and engaging conversations with noted members of the greater Boston community. Like our school, the event is warmly personal, full of variety, and intellectually stimulating. Meet old and new friends for cocktails and dinner while enjoying our gallery of student art and shopping our silent auction. Be captivated by a dynamic conversation with your choice of Special Guest over dinner, and end the evening on a sweet note with a dessert reception. The entire event will be held at JCDS with an emphasis on coming together in the full spirit of community.

All proceeds benefit the JCDS Annual Fund, which enables us to maximize support to current families and to enhance our premier educational program of rigorous academics, intentional pluralism, and joyful Jewish community. Ticket purchases are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Join Us! ➲

Please invite your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and relatives to join you. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, so once registration opens, RSVP quickly to reserve your place with your preferred speaker. Registration will open in January, so check your inbox for a link to register or fill out the response card in your invitation, which you will receive in late January. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to learn more about the event and our special guests.

2018 Host Committee ➲

Noamit Erel Armony and Izhar Armony
Susan Shevitz and Lawrence Bailis
Jill and Marc Baker
Betsy Hecker and John Barter
Ifat Rubin Bejerano and Yaniv Bejerano*
Julia Khodor Beloborodov and Mark Beloborodov
Marci and Joram Borenstein
Sara* and Stephen Brown
Claire and Daniel Caine
Shoshana Jacobs and David Charytan
James A. Cohen
Rachel Fish* and David Cutler
Dorit Harverd and Richard Dale
Beth Polasky and Samuel Furgang
Nicole* and Joshua Gann
Rita and Herbert Gann
Nancy Ganz*
Catharyn and Mike Gildesgame
Sophie Gildesgame '06*
Katya and Igor Gomberg
Jenny and Tim Gomeringer
Winnie Sandler Grinspoon and Steven Grinspoon
Diane Troderman and Harold Grinspoon
Maria and Alex Gurevich*
Phyllis Hammer
Dafna and Nathan Hayman*
Joan and Peter Hoffman
Sari Korman* and John Hunt
Claudia Davidoff* and Joseph Kahan
Andrea and Jonathan Kamens
Jen Kaplan
Ellen and Michael Krause-Grosman
Lizbeth and George Krupp
Devra* and Donald Lasden
Sharon Levin* and Rabbi David Lerner
Shira and Rudie Lion
Marion and Abraham Menzin*
Adele* and Andrew Newman
Elizabeth Waksman* and Darren Orbach
Fiona Epstein* and Jon Pollack
Susie and Howie Rodenstein*
Ellen and Michael Rubin
Jaka and Gad Saarony
Barbara Skydell Safran and Arthur Safran
Julie Altman and Alex Sagan
Sarah Luria and Tom Schwarz
Shiri* and Ilan Segev
Nicole Lamberg and Adam Shyevitch*
Paula and John Sinclair
Rosalyn and Richard Slifka
Nancy R. Smith and Howard Smith
Michelle Barmazel and Kevin Steinberg
Nancy Vineberg
Arnee R.* and Walter A. Winshall

* Current trustees

From the 2018 Co-Chairs ➲

Dear Friends,

We are honored to co-chair Matters of Taste, our school's signature event. We are eager to bring the entire community together, and want you to be there! We invite you to join us at this year's Matters of Taste on March 18th, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

JCDS is a community of learners, and as members, we are serious about the teachings and values that the school instills. We have lined up ten incredible Special Guests who are thought leaders from areas such as science, business, education, politics, cooking, and the arts. We are huge proponents of pluralism and ardent fans of Dr. Susie Tanchel whose leadership has grown the school tremendously. Jewish education is important to us. Gathering the community together in support of Matters of Taste helps the school ensure that all families who wish to can access a JCDS education.

Here is a bit about us: Carey is an editor and sits on the boards of JCDS, Summer Ink, an adventure and writing summer camp, and the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University. David is the principal architect at a firm that specializes in residential design. We are residents of Boston and Medfield and are members of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley and Temple Emunah in Lexington. We are the proud parents of three daughters: one who graduated college, one who is in college, and one who will start college in the fall.

JCDS thrives because of the engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropy of the generous individuals and families who care about the school. We are looking forward to an exciting evening with our community and fabulous Special Guests.

Please join us for Matters of Taste on March 18th in support and celebration of the best in Jewish education.

Carey and David

2018 Special Guests ➲

Click on the images below to learn more about each of our special guests!

Co-Founder of The Gefilteria and Co-Author of The Gefilte Manifesto

Founder of Brothers for Life Experience and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Freudenheim Partners

Mayor of the City of Newton

CEO of Arrakis Therapeutics and Obsidian Therapeutics

Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus, Harvard Business School

Senior Advisor at the Security Studies Program, MIT

Founder of the Harvard International Negotiation Program

Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Independent Film Producer and Film Critic