CJP Blog

An Experiment in Frustration: CJP Poverty Simulation

By Joan Yenawine, Associate Creative Director, CJP

When I was invited to CJP’s Poverty Simulation experience for staff, I was skeptical, but also intrigued. The marketing (which full disclosure — I helped to edit) promised that by the end of two hours, I’d have a deeper underst…

Hanukkah Illuminates Our Lives

By Barry Shrage, CJP President

As we celebrate Hanukkah with our families and friends, the menorah stands as a powerful symbol of our strength and traditions, our values and our aspirations, and our people’s ancient and abiding connection to the Land of Israel. Even as the light of the…

My Jewish Journey: From Israel Internship to Inspired Entrepreneur

By Emily Levy, CEO and Co-founder, Mighty Well 

My Jewish journey did not truly begin until after I graduated from high school and I traveled on a Birthright Israel trip organized by Camp Young Judaea.

Growing up in an interfaith family in Rhode Island, I did not know many Jews outsi…

A New Way to Make Space for Shabbat and Havdalah

By Laura Conrad Mandel, Executive Director, Jewish Arts Collaborative

The Break was an endeavor to reimagine how Shabbat and Havdalah could be celebrated in Boston. Working with Reboot, CJP, Interfaith Family, Trybal Gatherings, Skip the Small Talk, Starr Yoga, and local musicians, the J…

Watch Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

By Craig Byer, Digital Marketing Manager

What if treated the books we love as if they were sacred? That's what we unlocked at a live show of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, a podcast started by the minds of two Harvard Divinity School graduates — Casper ter Kuile and Vanessa Zoltan…