How We Live with Purpose


Our work is rooted in compassion and justice — and that is reflected in how we support our employees. In addition to our competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, we foster a collegial, family-friendly work environment for employees of all religious and ethnic backgrounds.

We also care about each other’s health and wellbeing! Our Living Well initiative includes Lunch and Learn sessions, cooking workshops, a weekly meditation group, and challenges to get us moving (and have some friendly competition, too!).

And, of course, we have fun. From a summer outing at the New England Aquarium to community menorah lightings on Hanukkah to salon-style conversations over bagels with CJP President Barry Shrage, we love to gather and enjoy each other’s company.

CJP Benefits


We all do our best when we’re able to fulfill our responsibilities at home and in the office. Since our very best is what our community deserves, CJP offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package to support our team inside and outside of work.

Our benefits program increases total compensation and helps reduce both the financial and emotional stress of unexpected life events. The program also encourages personal and professional growth and helps create a stimulating work environment. For most benefits, employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible.

The CJP benefits package includes:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid time off: vacation, sick time, holidays
  • Group life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • MBTA pass purchase via payroll deduction
  • Fitness center discounts
  • Other benefits


Health Insurance

Eligible employees and their eligible dependents can choose from either an HMO or POS health insurance option. Both are offered through Tufts Health Plan. CJP pays 67–80% of the total premium, based on plan selection. Health insurance takes effect on the first day of employment.

Dental Insurance

CJP offers dental coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents through Delta Dental. CJP pays 70–75% of the total premium, based on plan selection. Dental insurance takes effect on the first day of employment.

403(b) Retirement Plan

CJP’s 403(b) plan makes it easy for employees to save for retirement and provides the added incentive of matching contributions. You can contribute to your retirement account on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction, and you can enroll in the plan at any time. Your account is invested in your choice of professionally managed investment funds, offered through Empower Retirement.

Paid Time Off

CJP offers generous vacation and sick time for employees who work more than 20 hours a week. In addition, all employees generally receive the following paid holidays:

  • 10 federal holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
  • Up to 13 days for the following Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Passover, Shavuot


Other Benefits

  • Professional development opportunities
  • $500 employee referral bonus
  • Casual dress code
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Advocate Program
  • Lunch and Learn guest speakers
  • Monthly birthday celebration
  • Parental leave
  • Service awards
  • Shabbat early closing time
  • Staff outings
  • Weekly Oneg Shabbat