Shaloh House is proud to honor Dr.Charles Jacobs and Michael Pipko for their efforts in behalf of the community.

Charles Jacobs2 for WEB.jpgDr. Charles Jacobs is a long-time activist in the Jewish community and beyond. In 1993, Charles founded the American Anti-Slavery Group, which brought international attention to human bondage worldwide and in particular to the enslavement of tens of thousands of black Africans by Arabs in Sudan. During Passover, 2001, Charles flew into Sudan on a rescue mission that freed thousand of slaves. In the summer of 2002, in response to the sudden emergence of a new global anti-Semitism, Charles founded The David Project Center for Jewish Leadership which promotes a fair and honest discussion of the Middle East conflict, and which has evolved into a Center for Jewish Leadership. Charles received his doctoral degree in social policy from Harvard.


Misha-Pipko for web.jpgMichael Pipko has helped hundreds of families from the former Soviet Union to be able to buy homes in Massachusetts. In 1997 he joined Massachusetts Capital Mortgage Corporation and has been instrumental in reaching out to the former Soviet Union community. Mike was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. After serving in the Soviet Army from 1985-1987, he graduated from St.Petersburg Railway University in 1992 as a Structural Engineer. He immigrated to the United States in 1993 where his family settled in Framingham, Massachusetts.