Dr. Lily Rabinoff-Goldman to join JCC Greater Boston as new President/CEO

Dear JCC Greater Boston Community,

We are thrilled to share that Dr. Lily Rabinoff-Goldman will be joining JCC Greater Boston as our new President/CEO on July 1, 2022. Dr. Rabinoff-Goldman will succeed Mark Sokoll, who will be retiring at the end of June after 33 years of service to the JCC.  

After a very thorough and collaborative 6-month selection process, Dr. Rabinoff-Goldman — or as you’ll all come to know her as Lily — emerged as the clear next leader of JCC Greater Boston for the years to come. Lily is a leader, convener, systems-builder, creative and strategic change-maker, educator, and Jewish spiritual leader.  

Lily’s relationship with the JCC began with many childhood programs including being a lifeguard in her hometown of Albany, NY. Professionally Lily currently serves as the Assistant Head of School at Gann Academy, one of Greater Boston's premier independent Jewish high schools, where she has been working for the past 12 years. She started at Gann as an English teacher, and moved from Department Head, to Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning, and then to her current position.  

At Gann, Lily has been involved in all levels of diversity, equity and inclusion programming, strategic planning, donor stewardship, as well as supporting a range of stakeholder groups in sustained, deep work that is both aligned with inclusion and embedded in Jewish values and traditions. 

Lily shared, “There is real beauty in being a home place that kids and families can grow into and that remains a central gathering space for elders throughout their lives. That inclusiveness is one of the aspects of the JCC that I think most characterizes its core value of b’tzelem elohim, seeing the light and divinity of every member of the community, and is at the heart of my interest in being part of it.” 

As we celebrate the news of Lily’s appointment as JCC Greater Boston’s next leader, we also recognize and express our gratitude to outgoing President/CEO Mark Sokoll for his incredible tenure. Mark's vision for community engagement and innovative leadership over the past decades have set up the organization for great success with this transition.  

“Lily mixes her faith and spirituality with her profession in all that she does. She is tapped into spiritual and artistic expression and thinks about the everyday ethical choices and how to approach them through a Jewish lens,” shares Neil Wallack and Lori Sidman, CEO Search Committee Co-Chairs. 

We are so proud of all the accomplishments at this organization, and so excited for all that comes ahead. The future continues to look bright for JCC Greater Boston. 

Thank you, 

Louis Grossman            
Chair, Governing Board 

Mara Riemer Goldstein
First Vice Chair, Governing Board and Incoming Chair, Governing Board