JCC Greater Boston Leadership
Mark Sokoll is a lifelong Jewish community advocate, activist and educator. Since 1988, he has held several posts at JCC Greater Boston, including Director of Jewish Resources and Executive Director. He became President and CEO in 2000. Prior to his tenure at the JCC, Mark was a Senior Educator at Alexander Muss High School in Israel and also worked as a licensed tour guide. During his service in the Israel Defense Forces, he served as an educator at the IDF Institute for Officer Training and Education.
Mark is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Lenny Zakim Fund, a nonprofit foundation that funds Greater Boston grassroots organizations involved in building a better society for all. He has been honored by Mayyim Hayyim and is a past recipient of the Myrtle Wreath Award from Hadassah, the Lester Gilson Award from the Solomon Schechter Day School and the Bernard Reisman Award from the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University.
A graduate of Boston University, Mark earned his Master of Arts in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and received Rabbinic ordination from the Bet Din-Bet Achim in New York City. He stepped down from a part-time position at Temple B’nai Israel in Revere, Massachusetts, in 2010.
A native New Yorker, Lori Sidman grew up going to and working as a counselor at the 92nd Street Y. During her professional career, Lori concentrated her work in marketing strategy and communications in the publishing, banking and energy industries. She has brought her business experience to the nonprofit sector both in a board of director capacity, as well as a volunteer.
Lori recently completed the CJP Acharai Leadership program. She is on the Board of Directors of the MSPCA-Angell, working on both the Development Committee and Capital Campaign Committee. Lori is honored to be following in her mother-in-law Paula’s footsteps as the Governing Board chair of JCC Greater Boston.
Lori holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.