Robin Kaye & Charlie Sisitsky
2016 Gala Honorees
Robin Kaye has overseen operations at MWJDS since joining the staff in 2004. Her diverse background includes extensive experience in both the business and non-profit sectors, including stints at CBS-TV and with the Harvey Kaye Corporation. Robin’s notable community involvement includes service with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Robin is a life member of Hadassah and was recently elected to the Framingham Town Meeting.
Charlie Sisitsky has served as a community leader in several roles throughout Metrowest Boston over the past 40 years. Professionally, Charlie worked in local government, before becoming the Director of Public Works for the Town of Natick for 20 years. In addition, Charlie is currently serving his seventh term on the Board of Selectmen and is the Chairman of the Fuller School Building Committee. Charlie is a longtime MWJDS volunteer and continues to assist as a science fair coach, among other projects.
Robin and Charlie have demonstrated a deep commitment to their communities throughout their lives and it is a privilege to celebrate their numerous accomplishments. Married in 2013, they live together in Framingham and are incredibly proud of their combined six children and eight grandchildren. Both Charlie and Robin credit MWJDS for contributing to the foundation of their life together.
2016 Keter Shem Tov Award Recipient
Barry Shrage has served as president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), Boston’s Jewish Federation, since 1987. In his time at CJP, the foundation has focused on three priorities: Jewish education, building connections between Boston and Israel, and creating a caring community. Under Barry’s leadership, CJP has achieved remarkable feats in each area of focus. His tireless advocacy of the importance of Jewish education has spawned numerous adult education projects, as well as vital day school initiatives. Barry has been an advocate for MWJDS, personally and professionally, since before the school’s inception and we are grateful for this opportunity to celebrate his contributions to our school and the Greater Boston community.