Member, Board of directors

Mark Sokoll, President and CEO of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston since July 2000, is a lifelong advocate, activist and educator working on behalf of the Jewish Community in Israel and Greater Boston. Since 1988 Mark has had several posts at the JCC. He was Director of Jewish Resources from 1988 – 1990, Executive Director of the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton from 1992-2000 and of The Striar JCC in Stoughton from 1996-2000.In Israel, Mark worked as a Senior Educator at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel and as a tour guide primarily with the Jewish Agency’s Institute for Leadership Development. During his service in the Israel Defense Forces he served as an educator at the IDF Institute for Officer Training and Education. A graduate of Boston University, Mark earned his Masters Degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Mark also received Rabbinic Ordination from Bet Din-Bet Achim in New York City and served as part-time Rabbi at Temple Bnai Israel in Revere, Massachusetts from 1987 to 2010. Mark was the Co-Chair for many years of the Board of Directors of the Lenny Zakim Fund, a not-for-profit Foundation that funds grassroots organization in Greater Boston involved in building a better society for all. The Junior Chamber of Commerce named him one of Greater Boston’s “Ten Outstanding Young Leaders”. Mark is also the recipient of the Myrtle Wreath Achievement Award from Hadassah, the Lester Gilson Community Service Award from the Solomon Schechter Day School and The Bernard Riesman Award for Professional Excellence. For many years Mark coordinated and led Boston’s Annual Black Jewish Seder. Mark lives in Newton with his wife Marjorie, founding director of Jewish Healing Connections at JF&CS; daughter Talya graduate of NYU Steinhart School of Education BA and MA; son David graduate of Oberlin College.