The Rashi School’s annual fundraising and community event will be held in person on May 1 at Seaport Hotel. This year the school will honor Michelle and Darren Black with the 2022 Kehillah (Community) Award for their leadership and commitment to the school as well as to the local Jewish community.
“We are thrilled to present Michelle and Darren with this prestigious award,” said Rashi Head of School Adam W. Fischer. “Their work on behalf of The Rashi School is truly exceptional. They embody Rashi’s core values and have contributed to our community for years with their time, effort, heart, and soul. Clearly, these two remarkable individuals set such a wonderful example for all of us.”
Michelle Black currently serves on the Board of Trustees at The Rashi School and Gann Academy. Previously she served on the board of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), is an alumnus of CJP’s Acharai Leadership Development program and The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) National Young Leadership Cabinet. Michelle earned her BA from University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Darren Black is a managing director at Summit Partners, a private equity firm where he focuses on health care investments. Darren currently serves on the board of directors for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, CJP, and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of New England. Darren earned his BA in government from Harvard College and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, Darren is an avid athlete. Michelle and Darren are Newton residents, and are the parents of four Rashi alumni: Evan ’16, Emily ’20, Scott ’20, and Alex ’22.
The Rashi School will also present Rashi alumna Clara Scheinmann ’04 with the 2022 Tikkun Alum Award in recognition of her extraordinary dedication to social justice. Currently Clara is the director of Programs and Strategy for the Kraft Family Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. Previously, Clara held several key roles at MassChallenge, the global network for innovators who are working to solve massive challenges.
This year’s event co-chairs are Helene and Seth Gelber, Jessica and Chuck Myers, and Lisa and Neil Wallack.
To purchase tickets, make a donation, or for more information, visit www.rashi.org/dinner2022 or call Shelby Regan at 781-355-7312.