CJP Blog

Meet Yael and Sapir – Boston’s First Shinshinim Ambassadors

The Shinshinim Young Ambassadors Program brings recent high school graduates from Israel to numerous communities abroad to nurture close relationships. This year, Boston is hosting its first Shinshinim Ambassadors, Yael and Sapir. During their year of service, the Shinshinim live with local …

Ruderman Inclusion Summit: Advancing Inclusion of People with Disabilities

On November 1 and 2, stakeholders in the disabilities community will gather at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center for the Ruderman Inclusion Summit. During this two-day event, attendees will hear from internationally known leaders in the field, including Senator Tom Harkin (Ret. D-IA), Pu…

In Memory of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

Last week, just before Shabbat, Hamas terrorists murdered two wonderful souls in front of the eyes of their children.  The New York Times, The Boston Globe and many other publications described them simply as “settlers.”  It’s vitally important th…

Boston’s Jewish Young Adults: We’re Sukkahs for Innovation

Chag Sameach! Sukkot is off to quite the start, with the supermoon total eclipse on the first night and a tropical storm rolling through on the third day. The storm has tested the limits of everyone’s sukkahs!

If you’ve ever had a chance to sukkah hop, you know how much individuality ea…

Growing into (Jewish) Adulthood

By Reuben Posner, Director of Youth Engagement

If you ever want see a friend or colleague light up (or maybe grimace) ask them to share a memory from when they were teenagers. Often the memories come flooding back—moments of joy and moments of embarrassment. For teens, everything is more…