Alumni Spotlight: Brett Gershkowitz ’08

by | Nov 15, 2023 | Alumni Class Notes, Community, Our Stories

What have you been up to since graduating Rashi?

Since graduating Rashi, I have continued to be involved in Jewish life in the greater Boston area (and beyond). I volunteered at Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, was active in United Synagogue Youth (USY), graduated from Prozdor, held board positions at my college’s Hillel and I am currently involved with CJP and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS). I am a Conference Services Assistant at Mintz, a husband and a dog dad!

What was your favorite class at Rashi?

My favorite class at Rashi was Language Arts. I have always enjoyed reading and writing.

What is your favorite Rashi memory?

My favorite Rashi memory was being cast in Beauty and the Beast (in Hebrew!)

What is something you have learned at Rashi that has stayed with you since graduating?

Since graduating Rashi, Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) has been something I have carried throughout my adult life. I enjoy being a friend to an adult with special needs and participating in CJP’s LGBTQIA+ committee to create an inclusive space for those who are Jewish and part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

What was your favorite activity at Rashi?

My favorite activity at Rashi was being part of the Rashi Rock Band!

What are you reading/watching/listening to these days?

I have been watching Young Sheldon and Will and Grace.