New England Board Member
Israel has always been an important part of Dr. Tom Davidow’s life, but a seed was planted years back when his family travelled there to celebrate his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.
“My trips to Israel were powerful experiences which caused me to really think about my legacy and how I can best pass on my Jewish and Zionist commitments to my family and future generations,” shared Tom. “Israel and JNF are synonymous to me; my passion and desire to ensure their future led to my current involvement with the Boston Board of Directors, which I joined in 2011.”
“Tom was touched by JNF’s work in Israel, and likewise we have been touched by Tom’s compassion and eagerness to make a difference,” expressed Deborah Budd, Senior Campaign Executive, New England.
Dr. Davidow is founder and principal of Thomas D. Davidow & Associates. He has more than 30 years of experience working with hundreds of national and international family controlled enterprises, family foundations and family offices. A pioneer of the interdisciplinary method in family business consulting, he developed The Davidow Interdisciplinary Method™, which is rooted in family systems theory and addresses the family issues that can interfere with sound business decisions. He is a frequent speaker at national and international seminars and also addresses memberships of family business programs at academic institutions across the United States.
Tom serves on numerous Boards of Directors including JNF New England, the Jewish Family and Children’s Center in Boston, the Advocacy Committee of the Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises (AFHE) and the Family Firm Institute.
After receiving his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University in 1976, Tom was a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts from 1989 to 2005 and received his Certification of Completion from Mediation Works, Inc. in October, 2010.
Tom lives in Brookline, MA with his wife Carol.
(L-R) JNF National Campaign Director Sharon Freedman, Richard Noone and Tom Davidow.