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 Grade 8 student, Gabriella.
Harris Wallack ’10
Harris Wallack ’10 recently received an MBA at Northeastern University and will begin his career at Ernst and Young as a Workforce Advisory Consultant this summer.
Harris is a philanthropic leader and community advocate, with a passion for improving the lives of children and families. He is both a “Big” and Board Member at Jewish Big Brother Big Sister (JBBBS), a Greater Boston based organization that matches children with adult role models, providing them with mentorship, guidance, and support.
Recently, Harris has taken on a new challenge, spearheading a collaborative effort between JBBBS and JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). This partnership pairs “Bigs” with type one diabetes (T1D) with “Littles” with T1D and aims to make a positive impact on these children and their families, providing them with resources, support, and a sense of community. Harris’ leadership and dedication have been instrumental in bringing the two organizations together and creating a successful program. Under his guidance, JBBBS has trained its mentors to understand the unique needs of children with T1D and provide them with the emotional and practical support they need.
Harris has also been a leader at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), serving on the Young Adult Philanthropy Board and chairing the SPARK program which engages young adults with Israel and CJP’s partner organizations. Harris is a graduate of CJP’s Kadimah Young Leadership program. He also co-chairs the Brothers for Life (BFL) ATID program which works to engage young adults with BFL and its mission to support injured Israeli combat soldiers.
During his time at The Rashi School, Harris first became interested in Tikkun Olam, where he was exposed at a young age to the impact people can have on others through programs like Tamchui. He has also been inspired by his parents and grandparents who have served as role models for volunteer leadership and philanthropy.
Eva Weintraub ’08
Eva Weintraub ’08 is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Chiricahua Community Health Center (CCHCI) on the US-Mexico border in Cochise County in the Southeastern corner of Arizona. CCHCI is a Federally Qualified Health Center which provides health care to the population of Cochise County regardless of insurance, ability to pay, or citizenship status. The clinic’s mission is to provide integrated and comprehensive primary care — including preventative, dental and mental health – through regional clinics and outreach in the community. Eva works at a clinic in Douglas, Arizona, which sits on the US-Mexico border across from its sister city, Agua Prieta in Sonora, Mexico.
Eva’s work at the clinic focuses on pediatric primary care, specifically focusing on education, prevention, and a focus on integrated community health efforts. She works with patients from birth through 21 years of age, but she has a specialty interest in diabetes and developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
She has collaborated with specialists at the Tucson Medical Center and Banner University Health to bring resources and programming into her rural county to help support community members with chronic health conditions and specialty needs. This has also included community outreach activities, such as support groups for community members with Type I Diabetes. She has also worked on expanding the clinic’s utilization of Community Health Workers, collaborating closely with the outreach team at her clinic to improve issues of accessibility in her rural community.
Eva joined CCHCI in October 2020, after graduating from Yale School of Nursing where she specialized in Pediatrics and Diabetes Care. She has always been committed to working in an underserved and rural community and was thrilled to join the team at CCHCI after graduation.
Eva has long had an interest in health care provision and policy. As a student at YSN, she collaborated with the Yale School of Public Health to create a proposal for the development of a city-wide Community Health Worker Coordinator in New Haven, CT. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Science in Society and Biology. She wrote her senior thesis on the Development of Federal Vaccine Recommendations. She also collaborated with researchers at Policy Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during this process.
The Tamchui Project at The Rashi School was an important part of Eva’s childhood since she was barely 4 years old and helped sort Tamchui chips for the big kids. She was inspired by several of the organizations she learned about while she was a student at Rashi that supported children’s health, particularly the summer camps and organizations that combined healthcare with fun. She has taken that philosophy into her daily work – encouraging her patients to laugh and play as a critical part of caring for themselves.