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Jewish Poverty—It Does Exist

How Your #GivingTuesday Gift Can Help

Poverty affects thousands of people in the Jewish community, in places where you might not expect. The stereotype of the affluent Jewish family puts even more pressure on those trying to meet basic needs; few people seem to believe that Jewish families …

We Must Tell Ezra’s Story

By Barry Shrage, President of CJP

On Sunday, I attended Ezra Schwartz's funeral. Hundreds of Ezra’s young friends filled the synagogue along with hundreds of people from around the region who wanted to comfort his family and declare, along with his Rabbi, Meir Sendor, that while Ezra led …

Together, Restoring Their Names with From the Depths

By: Chelsea Roston, Wellesley College Student

I had the opportunity to take a five-day journey through more than 1,000 years of Polish and Jewish history on CJP’s “Together, Restoring Their Names” service trip to Poland. Time traveling between my Wellesley College student life and the…

Bio-inspirations, Innovation, and Mentoring – A Q&A with Dr. Jeff Karp

On Sunday, November 15, healthcare experts across our Greater Boston community will gather for CJP’s Health Professionals Annual Breakfast. During this reimagined event, attendees will hear from keynote speaker Jeff Karp, B.Eng., Ph.D., co-founder of Gecko Biomedical and Skintifique, and p…

Thoughts on the Solidarity Mission to Israel

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

I’m writing to you a few hours after stepping off the plane at Logan. We went to Israel to let them know that they’re not alone. That we support them and care about their anxiety and their pain. That even as the rest of the world is indifferent – or…