BOSTON – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) was honored for his work on social justice issues with the Legislative Achievement Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)/ Massachusetts Association of Jewish Federations (MAJF) at a reception at the State House in Boston on April 10th.
“From his early days as a representative, Jamie prioritized the relationship with our community, keeping his door open, being receptive to our concerns and most importantly, urging us to use our strength to do good,” said JCRC President Bill Gabovitch. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Senator Jamie Eldridge for his shared values with the Jewish community on a wide range of issues over the years. We are especially grateful for his overall support to priority issues of the Jewish community and for being a passionate advocate on our behalf.”
Eldridge has worked with the JCRC/MAJF on a number of priorities over the years, including workforce development, support for immigrants, and programs to help the poor, the disabled, and the elderly.
“The Jewish community, JCRC/MAJF and I share the same values and believe in the need to continuously work for social and economic justice. I’ve been blessed to have JCRC as a partner in much of the work I do to preserve the social safety net and help low-income people develop the skills they need to gain meaningful employment, and I’m so honored to receive this award,” said Eldridge.
The Legislative Achievement Award is given to legislators who have made outstanding efforts on issues of importance to the Jewish community, and strengthened the bonds between key members of the Jewish community throughout Massachusetts and their elected officials.
Photo provided by JCRC of Greater Boston, taken by Garnick Moore Photographers.
JCRC promotes a society that reflects the best of American and Jewish values—in Greater Boston, Israel and around the world—by convening and mobilizing the Jewish community. Through advocacy, organizing, service and partnerships, JCRC pursues social justice, ensures a vibrant Jewish community, and builds a network of support for Israel.
The Massachusetts Association of Jewish Federations (MAJF) is a statewide government affairs office that works to strengthen the relationship between the Jewish community and elected officials and personnel in key government departments; advocate for issues of concern to the community; and, helps its members access public funding to provide services to its clients.