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Parents in the News


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Tamar Davis Galper P’13, ’17, ’22

As of July, Tamar is the new Chief Executive Officer of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. The nonprofit organization works to create a more inclusive Jewish community for people of all abilities. Tamar was previously involved with Gateways as a member of its Board of Trustees. Prior to joining Gateways, Tamar served as the Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston, and as the National Director of Annual Giving for Hadassah.

Yavilah McCoy P’21

Yavilah was named one of Forward 50 Machers and Shakers of 2019 for her work as part of the Women’s March steering committee. The Forward called her a “force for inclusion.” Yavilah is the Director of Dimensions, a consulting firm that helps implement diversity and inclusion programs in educational institutions, and the founder of the nonprofit Ayecha, which provides support for Jewish families of color.

Joshua Meyer P’15, ’21, ’26

Known for his thickly layered paintings of people, Joshua currently has an installation at the Rice Polak Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, entitled “Chronicity.” Joshua’s paintings grapple with the concepts of time and space. Joshua, who studied art at Yale University and the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, feels that art and Judaism are intertwined. “Both Judaism and art are omnivorous; they take up everything in my life. They take up all of the space that’s there, and so that means they inevitably are going to overlap,” he said.

Shirah Rubin P’24, ’26

Shirah, an artist and educator, recently completed a mosaic art installation at 2Life Communities. The collaborative mural (below) was a restoration project of Lilli Ann Rosenberg z”l, a well-known Jewish public artist from Boston. In addition to her art practice, Shirah creates socially engaged art with groups in order to bring about personal and societal change. She also engages in “art havruta” for pairs in small groups to become “interpreters” of Jewish texts, arts, and tradition through artsbased experiences. Shirah leads a consultancy through Co-Imagine Arts, LLC, which she founded.


The completed mural at 2Life Communities by Shirah Rubin