2019 Seize the Dream Honorees


On April 30, 2019, JFS of Metrowest
celebrated these extraordinary individuals
who stand up for children, families and elders
throughout Metrowest, Greater Boston, Israel and
Jewish communities around the world.

Many thanks to all who supported Seize the Dream 2019!



Dana and Josef Volman

Dana and Josef Volman enjoy partnering together to support community and organizations that create change.

Dana serves on the board of the Boston Jewish Film Festival. She is passionate about the arts and feels film is a valuable medium to share the richness of the Jewish culture. Prior to her involvement at BJFF, Dana volunteered at Lovelane - a therapeutic equestrian facility in Weston MA where she aided children with physical and mental disabilities to learn the incredible healing connection through horses. Dana spent several years working in the fashion industry in New York and helps JFS with various clothing initiatives including co-hosting a clothing drive for women and volunteering at the JFS clothing closet.

Joe was introduced to JFS through his involvement with CJP. He is a Vice President of the Board of JFS, and serves on the Board of Hillel and is a lecturer at Tufts University, his alma mater. Joe was previously on the Board of Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland. He enjoys volunteering with his family at JFS events, such as the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Wilson School in Framingham. Joe is the co-chair of the Business Law Group at Burns & Levinson LLP, where he has been a partner for over 20 years. Joe has built a reputation as a deal maker in the business community, working with entrepreneurs and investors, start up and emerging growth companies, and Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms through all phases of investment and liquidity transactions.

Dana and Joe live in Newton with their son Dylan (19) and daughter Skylar (16). They instill in their children the importance of family, community, and devotion to cause.



Kronos Incorporated

Kronos Incorporated is the recipient of the 2019 Max Michelson Humanitarian Award. Character, trust, innovation, and collaboration. That is Kronos Incorporated. Humility and boldness intertwined. That defines the company’s employees – known as Kronites – locally and globally, nearly 6,000 strong worldwide. The company’s decency combined with the commitment to family, to community and authenticity exemplified by Kronites, align with JFS and our impacts in advancing social and health equity, inclusion and community building.

Kronos’ local and global volunteerism and philanthropy demonstrate that every life matters. Kronos’ GiveInspired corporate philanthropic charter commits to youth workforce development and alternative education in places where Kronites live and work; to inner city economic development; to education for children and health services for adolescent girls and women in India. Acts like these are what made Kronos a two-time winner of Fortune magazine’s “Best Workplaces for Giving Back” honor. Just like our beloved Max Michelson, Holocaust Survivor, mentor, friend, teacher, guiding light to so many of us, Kronites Act. Stand up for those powerless, those without a voice.