We sat down with Lori Shaer, one of our co-chairs for the 2019 JF&CS Women’s Breakfast, to learn more about her and her connection to JF&CS.

Tell us about your involvement with JF&CS and CERS.

My family and I have been involved with JF&CS for years. It started with volunteering at Family Table when our children were very young, as my husband and I greatly appreciated the “hands-on” work our children could do to pack and deliver groceries.


As for CERS, I have served as a committee member for a number of years with the Women’s Breakfast, and I am honored to be co-chairing the breakfast this year with Lauren E. Rubin.

Tell us about your family.

I have a wonderful husband, Jon, and we have a 16-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. We also have a dog, Lucy.

What is your favorite JF&CS memory?

One favorite JF&CS memory is the first time my family volunteered with Family Table and we witnessed what a well-oiled process it was. Also, volunteering at this past year’s Friendly Visitor Chanukah Celebration was very special.

What is one piece of parenting advice you would share with others? 

Celebrate each stage and each age when raising children, as they all come with different challenges and rewards.

What is your favorite children’s book? 

My favorite children’s book is “The Little Engine That Could.”

What are you most looking forward to about this year’s Women’s Breakfast?

I am most looking forward to honoring CERS director Peggy Kaufman and celebrating the visionary she is and the heart she gives to everything she does.

Join Lori and many others at this year’s Women’s Breakfast on Thursday, May 30, at the Boston Marriott Newton. Visit our Women’s Breakfast page to learn more.

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