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Jennifer London
Director of Development and Communications
Ph: 617-972-1733 x215

Shari Levitz
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
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Rebecca White
Development Associate
Ph: 617-972-1733 x213

Miriam Seidman
Communications Manager
Ph: 617-972-1733 x207



"האירוע השנתי של "ענין של טעם


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Matters of Taste

To benefit JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School

Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

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

Dietary Laws Observed

Event Co-Chairs: Carla Naumburg and Joshua Herzig-Marx

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to co-chair this year's Matters of Taste because we believe so strongly in the values and mission of JCDS. The school is a wonderful educational setting for our daughters, Frieda and Rose, and a welcoming and joyful community for our entire family.

A bit about us: Josh is a technology entrepreneur who sold his first company to Google and is now an executive at GasBuddy. Carla is a clinical social worker with a private practice in Newtonville. She is the the author of two books on mindfulness and parenting, and her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and, among other places. We live in Newton Highlands and belong to Congregation Dorshei Tzedek.

JCDS thrives because of the engagement, volunteerism and philanthropy of the generous individuals and families who care about the school. We're looking forward to an exciting evening with our community and fabulous Special Guests. Please join us on March 19th in support and celebration of the best in Jewish education.


Carla and Josh

About Matters of Taste

Matters of Taste is our annual signature fundraising celebration. This is our 18th 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, and end the evening on a sweet note with a dessert reception. There is a fabulous new format being planned for this year where, for the first time, 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.

New Format

In honor of our 18th year, the entire event will be held at JCDS, beginning at 5:00pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to view our students' creative work. Attendees may also participate in our silent auction, featuring a range of special items and experiences. Dinner will be served before dynamic conversations with an assigned guest speaker. After the special talks, we will gather for a dessert reception and announce the winners of the silent auction.

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.


2017 Host Committee

Susan and Aron Ain
Susan Shevitz and Lawrence Bailis
Betsy Hecker and John Barter
Ifat and Yaniv Bejerano
Marci and Joram Borenstein
Barbara Lapidas-Brown and Dr. Larry Brown
Sara Riedner Brown and Stephen Brown
Claire and Daniel Caine
Shoshana Jacobs and David Charytan
Tova Mirvis and Bruce Cohen
James Cohen
Rachel Fish and Dave Cutler
Dorit Harverd and Richard Dale
Fran Elovitz
Zelda and Elkan Gamzu
Nicole and Joshua Gann
Nancy Ganz
Catharyn and Mike Gildesgame
Sophie Gildesgame '06
Katya Brezgunova and Igor Gomberg
Jenny and Tim Gomeringer
Kathy and Rabbi Arthur Green
Dafna and Nathan Hayman
Allison Cook and David Hirsh
Sari Korman and John Hunt
Claudia Davidoff and Joseph Kahan
Andrea and Jonathan Kamens
Jen Kaplan
Devra and Donald Lasden
Sharon Levin and Rabbi David Lerner
Stephanie and Yair Listokin
Adele and Andrew Newman
Elizabeth Waksman and Darren Orbach
Fiona Epstein and Jon Pollack
Susie and Howie Rodenstein
Julie Altman and Alex Sagan
Sarah Luria and Tom Schwarz
Shiri and Ilan Segev
Laura and Guy Shechter
Nicole Lamberg and Adam Shyevitch
Nancy Rigelhaupt Smith and Howard Smith
Michelle Barmazel and Kevin Steinberg
Arnee R. and Walter A. Winshall
Judy and Albert Zabin

Special Guests 2017

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

Chief Executive Officer, OptumLabs

Director, Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing; Director, Spirituality and Aging at Jewish Family & Children's Service

Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aureus Asset Management

Journalist, WBUR Editor and Reporter

Treasurer and Receiver General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Chief of Experimental Medicine and Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sierra Club, Massachusetts Director; Newton City Councilor

First U.S. woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge

Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Co-Owners and Chef, Mamaleh's Delicatessen