Board of Directors

Michelle Black is a dedicated leader in the Greater Boston Jewish community. She is the current Board Chair of Gann Academy where she is a strong champion for expanding the reach and impact of our local Jewish Day Schools. Michelle previously served on the boards of The Rashi School and Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP). She is an alumnus of CJP’s Acharai Leadership Development program and JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet. She is a past recipient of CJP’s Young Leadership and Circle of Excellence awards, recognizing her commitment and passion to Jewish communal service. Michelle currently co-chairs CJP’s Teen Initiative and recently co-founded TribeTalk, an organization that helps prepare teens for Jewish life on a college campus. At JF&CS, Michelle serves on the Center for Basic Needs Assistance Advisory Committee and the Development Committee. Michelle earned her BA from University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She worked as a consultant with a focus on change management leadership development, corporate strategy and organizational design. She now applies her business skills and experience to strengthen and support the local Jewish non-profit community. Michelle lives in Newton with her husband, Darren, and her four kids, Evan, Scott, Emily and Alex.

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