Claire Boren became involved with Chhange in 2006 after she and her husband, Adam, were honored by Chhange.
Boren was born in Mizocz in Eastern Poland (now Ukraine). Boren along with her mother, lived in hiding from October 1942, when Jews of Mizocz were murdered until the spring of 1944, when the Russians liberated the area.
After moving to the United States, Boren received her B.A. from Queens College and M.S. from Columbia University. Well known for her active participation in the Jewish community, Boren served as President of the Jewish Federation of Monmouth County. She received the Federation’s “Woman of Distinction” Award in 2002. In 2008, she was awarded the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award from UJC International.
Since getting involved with Chhange, Boren speaks about her childhood experiences publicly. Claire is a professional artist and her work has been featured in various galleries throughout NY and NJ. She has two children; her daughter, Sari, lives in Boston and son, Jonathan, lives in California.