Gateways: Access to Jewish Education has named Tamar Davis as Chief Executive Officer. Tamar will succeed retiring founding Executive Director Arlene Remz.
Tamar comes to the CEO position from a seat on the Gateways Board of Trustees. Professionally, Tamar has been the Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston for the past 3 years. She came to JCRC after 12 years at Hadassah, most recently as their National Director of Annual Giving.
The CEO appointment is the culmination of a year-long process, during which Gateways reached out to many stakeholders and partners in the greater Boston Jewish community to establish the attributes, qualities, qualifications, and experience needed for Gateways’ next leader. The Search Committee looked for someone with a commitment to the mission of Gateways and to Jewish values and the passion to serve as the voice of Gateways.
This change in leadership is a true pivot point for Gateways, as Arlene Remz retires as the organization’s first and only Executive Director. Over the last 14 years, Arlene has worked determinedly to strengthen Gateways’ leadership position in the realm of inclusion in Jewish education and alter expectations across the community for welcoming people of all abilities.
Tamar holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Yeshiva University’s Syms School of Business. She has long been an active volunteer in the greater Boston Jewish community and is the immediate past Board Chair of the Young Israel of Brookline. A proud stepmother and mother to five children, Tamar and her husband, Allan Galper, live in Brookline, MA.