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MATTERS OF TASTE

"האירוע השנתי של "ענין של טעם


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Matters of Taste

To benefit JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School

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

Event Co-Chairs: James Cohen, Nicole Gann, and Jen Kaplan


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About Matters of Taste ➲


Matters of Taste is our annual signature fundraising celebration. This is our 20th 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. 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.

2019 Planning Committee ➲

Julie Altman
Michelle Barmazel
James Cohen
Galit Div
Nicole Gann
Nancy Ganz
Jenny Gomeringer
Jen Kaplan
Ellen Krause-Grosman
Devra Lasden
Naomi Gurt Lind
Jennifer London
Carla Naumburg
Carey Schwartz
Tom Schwarz
Shiri Segev
Laura Shechter
Elizabeth Waksman

2019 Special Guests ➲


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



Britain's first female Orthodox Rabbi


Co-founder/CEO of Cafe Landwer, Israeli cafe and restaurant chain


Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University


Behavioral Economist, Harvard University


Owner and former Chief Operating Optimist, Life is Good


Professor of Sociology and Religion, Boston University


Musicologist, Educator, Violinist


Director of Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement, Hebrew College


Program Manager, National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, New England Aquarium


Associate Professor, FM Kirby Neurobiology Research Center at Boston Children's Hospital