Cindy Janower

Chair, Board of Directors- CJP

Speaker: The Interdependence of Diaspora and Israeli Jewry

Cindy Janower is the Board Chair of Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Professionally, she is a self-employed business strategy consultant who works with for-profit and non-profit organizations to develop growth strategies and manage organizational change. Prior to starting her own consulting practice, Cindy worked for the Boston Consulting Group, a global consultancy, until 2004. She also spent time at a biopharmaceutical startup company, ActiveCyte, and Corporate Decisions, Inc. Before CJP, Cindy served as Board Chair of The Rashi School, Boston’s K-8 Reform Jewish Day School, overseeing its move to a state-of-the-art facility and successful investment of $9.2M in Peerless Excellence Funds. She also served on the North American Board of the Union for Reform Judaism and on the governance committee for Boston’s JCC. 

Outside of the Jewish community, Cindy and her husband, Andrew, founded A Kids Brain Tumor Cure Foundation. On a personal level, Cindy was born in Haifa and raised in Cleveland, OH, where she attended an Orthodox day school before transferring to public high school.  She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S.E. with a concentration in Management from the Wharton School. In her spare time Cindy loves to travel, read, and stay fit.