The Rashi School Annual Dinner: Sunday, May 7, 2023 | 6:00 pm

Seaport Hotel Boston – One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA

Honoring Rashi Parents
Rebecca and Glenn Burack P’21, P’23

Tracey and David Frankel P’18, P’21, P’26
Jen and Eric Spindt P’21, P’23, P’28
Talia and Adam Valkin P’23, P’25, P’27

2023 Tikkun Alum Award

The Annual Dinner is our largest community and fundraising event of the year where we celebrate Rashi’s commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and integrated Jewish education. The Rashi School will honor Rebecca and Glenn Burack Rashi Parents of Ethan ’21 and Gabriella ’23 with the Kehillah (community) Award for their commitment and dedication to our school. Over the years, the event has evolved into an annual celebration of Rashi and its impact on our Jewish and global community. 

We will also recognize and alumni with the 2023 Tikkun Alum award. The Award was created in 2012 to celebrate Rashi alumni who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and tikkun olam (repairing the world) in their lives beyond Rashi. Through personal and professional efforts, Tikkun Alums embody the values of social justice that were instilled in them as Rashi students. To nominate an alumn to be honored this year click here.

Registration and details with more information coming soon.

Meet This Year’s Honorees

Rebecca and Glenn Burack

Rebecca Burack is a Partner at Bain & Company, where she leads Bain’s Private Equity Consulting Practice globally and advises leading private equity investors and alternative asset managers across the full investment cycle. She serves on the Board of Trustees at the Rashi School. Rebecca served as the President of the Rashi Board from 2017 to 2019 and has been on the Board for nine years. Since joining the Board, Rebecca has co-led the development of Rashi’s strategic plan, served on the Committee on Trustees, Chaired the Committee for Head Support and Evaluation, and served on the Executive Committee. She is active with Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) where she was a member of the most recent Acharai Class and served on the Jewish Day School cabinet. Rebecca earned her BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and her MBA from Harvard University. 

Glenn Burack is an independent business consultant to several companies in the Boston area and a venture investor in early stage companies.  He recently left Bose Corporation after a nearly twenty year career with the company where he was the General Manager for the global Aviation and Military business unit.  He serves on the Finance Committee at Temple Beth Elohim.  Glenn earned his BS in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University.   He is an avid tennis player.

Rebecca and Glenn live in Newton and are the proud parents of Rashi graduate, Ethan ’21 and current Rashi Grate 8 student, Gabriella.


Limud Celebration: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Thank you to all of those that were able to attend our Limud Celebration on Wednesday, September 7! Over 225 guests from the Rashi community gathered to welcome everyone back to the new school year and celebrate our core value of Limud (teaching and learning).

The evening celebrated and honored Director of Visual Arts, Erica Smiley with the Limud Award, and also recognized the wonderful work of all of our educators. Todah Rabah (Thank You) to all who were able to attend!

If you would like to view the photo gallery of the banner hanging ceremony and Limud Celebration you can click here. To read Erica’s Limud remarks click here.

Generations Day: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2022

Thank you to all that were able to join us this Generations Day!


Our beloved annual fall tradition made a comeback this year. We were thrilled that our grandparents and special friends could join us in the classrooms and for a special Kabbalat Shabbat.

For all who attended, we hope that you enjoyed being part of our experience at The Rashi School through educational lessons and joining us in meaningful Shabbat blessings with your student(s).

If you were not able to attend we hope you’ll visit Rashi in the future for a Kabbalat Shabbat or attend Generations Day next year.

Thank you again to all that joined us!

A special thanks to…

Event Co-Chairs
Jen and Dan Adelson, P’27, P’30
Rashi Grandparents Janet and David Bloom & Rita and Leonard Adelson

Generations Day Parent Volunteers
Irina Cashen, Tracey Frankel, Dara Grossman, Jess Karlin, Jess Lasser, Maya Mindlin, Alison Moll, Jess Myers, Mike Navisky, Joanna Schneider, Vikki Sherman, Samantha Shinewald, Alyson Smith, Rita Weiner, and Gail Williams

If you have any questions please contact the Development Team at 781-355-7312 or email