Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation Celebrate Grand Opening of New Arts and Nature Pavilion

Newton, MA. – June 6, 2016 – On Sunday, the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the Rockland Trust JCC Arts and Nature Pavilion. The new pavilion was made possible by a $200,000 donation from the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation. Leaders from the JCC and the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation were joined by families and children for the ceremony. The ceremony included performances by the JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Sciences Camp, and the JCC Showstoppers Youth Theater Program.

“The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation is thrilled to help the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston expand its programs with this new pavilion,” said Jennifer Marino, Chief Marketing Officer for Rockland Trust and Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation board member. “Throughout our 108-year history, our commitment to nurturing relationships with our communities has been the bedrock of who we are as a company. Supporting the JCC’s mission reflects our promise to serve as a community partner and enhance their quality of life.”

Last May, the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation donated the funds to the JCC to build an outdoor pavilion for arts and nature programming. The pavilion serves as a hub for families and children of learning and information about Jewish culture and traditions.

“The JCC is extremely grateful for the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation’s significant investment in this project,” said Mark Sokoll, President/CEO for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. “We share the vision of offering a place for families and children to learn more about the arts, nature and Jewish life and the Rockland Trust JCC Arts & Nature Pavilion will do just that. Thousands of children and families will have the opportunity to use this space for camp, wellness programs, music, theater, science classes and much more. This project represents further advancement in Our Campaign to Re-imagine the JCC as we strive to re-imagine Jewish life with enhanced programs and facilities.”

About Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation focuses its charitable giving on four main areas, education, health and human services, youth programs, and community development. To date, the Foundation has distributed more than $4 million in grants to qualified non-profit organizations. For information about the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, please contact Jeanne Travers at 781-982-6637.

About Rockland Trust

Independent Bank Corp. has approximately $7.2 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services to businesses and individuals through retail branches, commercial lending offices, investment management offices, and residential lending centers located in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as through telephone banking, mobile banking, and the Internet. Named in 2015 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for the seventh consecutive year, Rockland Trust was rated the top Largest Employer to work for in Massachusetts. The Company is also an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit

About The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization where families can access a wide range of learning, fitness, camping, and enrichment resources while connecting with a vibrant local Jewish community. As one of the largest Jewish organizations in the region, the JCC touches more Jews and the people in their lives than almost every other Jewish institution in Boston combined. The JCC plays a vital role not only in the lives of those families, but in maintaining a thriving Jewish community in the Greater Boston area. For information about the JCC, please visit