Boston Supports Israel
was founded in 2003 as a grassroots volunteer organization under the
leadership of Olga and Aron Futer. They organized a small group of
like-minded individuals who were committed to the cause of helping Israeli
victims of terror. This group of energetic and dedicated volunteers worked
hard to make fundraising events possible.
Aron and Olga immigrated to the US from Moscow, USSR, in 1988.
Aron holds a PhD in Computer Science and works as an analyst.
Olga holds a PhD in Biology; she is a project manager at a pharmaceutical
From helping new immigrants to settle, to leading a group of teenagers on
backpacking trips, to starting a networking support group for the
unemployed during the recession in 2000-2001, Olga and Aron were always
active in the Russian Jewish community.