The Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture honors the legacy of a woman committed to Jewish unity and the Jewish people. A genuine presence with a magnetic personality, she was a natural at building relationships. Everything she did, she did with sensitivity, composure and a sense of humor. Connie Spear Birnbaum z”l was a leader with vision and a genuine concern for all people. She showed us all how to live.

The coordinator of unity programming at the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts for seven years, Connie coordinated educational programs, facilitated dialogue and led an annual two-day mission to centers of Jewish learning and leadership in New York City.

The annual Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture celebrates Connie’s commitment to Jewish education and K’lal Yisrael, the Jewish people.