CJP is proud to announce the 2018 Chai in the Hub honorees! These 10 young adults are doing amazing things personally and professionally to better Greater Boston’s Jewish community. Nominated by their peers, friends and colleagues, this group of under-45ers is shaking up the scene with style.

You can meet them in person and hear from our hilarious, sharp-tongued keynote speaker, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Broad City” actress and comedian Susie Essman, on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Royal Sonesta Boston. For now, check out their bios below!

Jillian Cameron

JillianCameronOccupation: Rabbi, director of InterfaithFamily/Boston

Describe your career in one sentence:
Providing access and giving permission for anyone to explore Judaism, especially those in interfaith, intercultural or diverse relationships and families.

What is your favorite non-work activity?
Currently, spending time near the ocean for a bit of perspective and continuing to learn Norwegian.

What organizations are you involved with?
InterfaithFamily; Jewish Arts Collaborative; Sunday School for Jewish Studies; The MEM Project; Jewish Community Center (JCC); The Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture; Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center; Epstein Hillel School; JewishBoston.com; Hebrew College; CJP; Reform Jewish Outreach Boston; Jewish Discovery Institute

What inspires you to give back?
Everyone I have the privilege to meet and work with inspires me to give back and keep doing the work I am doing. Every time I see the relief and joy in someone’s eyes, someone who may have not felt welcome in the Jewish community, every sacred moment in someone’s life of which I am fortunate to be a part, every story I am told, inspires me over and over again.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to always be doing the work of welcoming and celebrating, of being a conduit to Judaism. In 10 years, I hope to have collected more stories and helped to weave them into the ever-growing, ever-evolving, increasingly diverse Jewish tapestry.

Mike Fishbein

MichaelFishbeinOccupation: Assistant director of education, Temple Israel of Boston

Describe your career in one sentence:
I help people learn, find meaning, connect and become more engaged citizens of the world.

What is your favorite non-work activity?
Cooking and eating with friends and family.

What organizations are you involved with?
Temple Israel of Boston; The Tent at Temple Israel of Boston; CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection; Keshet; The Boston Teacher’s Union School; Boston American Heart Association; Multicultural Leadership Committee

What inspires you to give back?
I’m very attached to the idea that Israel means “God wrestler,” which means to me that we should always be striving to embrace complexity, to act more justly, to relate more genuinely—and that this stuff is hard work. So, I’m inspired by people who pick tough, righteous fights, work with complicated ideas, gather people together and really do the work.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Taking deep breaths while my kids are thinking about what will follow high school. Being a proud father and spouse, trying to do the best I can at those most-important jobs. Hopefully still working with outstanding educators and young people, encouraging the world to be its best self.

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Jonathan Golden

JonathanGoldenOccupation: History teacher, Gann Academy

Describe your career in one sentence:
I strive to prepare the next generation through democratic education and Jewish pluralism.

What is your favorite non-work activity?
I can’t pick just one—traveling with my family and rooting for Arsenal in the English Premier League.

What organizations are you involved with?
Gann Academy; board member, AJC New England; board member, Camp Yavneh; Temple Beth Zion, Brookline; CJP/Gann Israel adult education initiative

What inspires you to give back?
I am the beneficiary of the Jewish renaissance in Boston that Barry Shrage initiated three decades ago. It started with a strong foundation in the Worcester Jewish community and continued through 13 summers at Camp Yavneh and graduate studies at Hebrew College and Brandeis University. So much has been instilled in me by those institutions and countless mentors—particularly the ideals of Jewish pluralism and the love of teaching and learning.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My heart, head and hands will continue to do the work of Jewish pluralism, Israel education and democratic education in both professional and lay leadership capacities.

Samantha Joseph

SamJosephOccupation: Business and social impact consultant

Describe your career in one sentence:
I am a private and public sector leader who has worked to drive social change by helping companies create a more inclusive workplace, support their communities and reduce their environmental footprints.

What is your favorite non-work activity?
Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.

What organizations are you involved with?
Board member, Samaritans; board member, Jewish Community Relations Council; New Politics Academy; Harvard Kennedy School Israel Caucus; AJC Global Advocacy Fellow; CJP

What inspires you to give back?
As the daughter of a rabbi, the words heard most often in my home were “tikkun olam”—an obligation, not a choice—that each of us has to repair the world. My commitment to social justice is shaped by my family.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I will be continuing to scale my impact through my career and my leadership in the community. I imagine myself working in Washington, D.C., for a female president who is dedicated to creating a country that is more inclusive and equitable. I will be an active member of my Jewish community. I will be living alongside the refugees I met in Greece, helping ensure their children will have opportunities to thrive. I will be planning my next adventure and will spend my weekend jumping out of airplanes.

Rachel Miller Munzer

RachelMillerMunzerOccupation: Restaurant owner

Describe your career in one sentence:
I am a small-business owner, working in the restaurant business (against my better judgment!), fulfilled daily by being an employer and serving people warm food in warm environments.

What is your favorite non-work activity?
I know it is so cliché, but really it is hanging out with my family, eating, dancing, playing games, reading, and laughing together.

What organizations are you involved with?
East Cambridge Business Association; Jewish Arts Collaborative; Kendall Square Association; Girl Scouts of America; Temple Ohabei Shalom; East End House, Cambridge

What inspires you to give back?
I want to share experiences and opportunities with other people, either those less fortunate, or those with varied backgrounds that could benefit from learning or growing in a new way. Also, my parents were always generous with their time and commitment to many causes important to them, from arts to social justice to Judaism. (A good Jewish girl never wants to let her parents down!)

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I don’t know where I see myself in 10 years. What I do know is that I have been recently inspired by people who make career changes at a “later” point in life (now that I am 40, I am thinking post-40!). I keep that thought in my mind as we focus on continuing to grow and settle into our businesses; I look forward to a less frenetic time with older children, established restaurants and time for more focus on outside interests like volunteerism.