CJP Blog

It’s Time to Celebrate Israel

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

On May 31, we’ll transform the beautiful campus of Gann Academy in Waltham into “Celebrate Israel: Boston,” a day-long festival that will thrill the thousands of us in New England who love Israel.

This is an exciting and festive reason to get toget…

Israel Rocks (especially when Ethnix are playing)

Celebrate Israel Performance Update, 5/29/15: Hadag Nahash, Israel’s most exciting hip-hop/funk band, will perform in place of Ethnix on the main stage. Two days to ‪#IsraelDayBOS‬! Come out for the amazing music, food, games, fun and surprises! Act fast—half-price tickets are av…

Celebrating Inclusion: A Reflection on Opening Doors to Jewish Community

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

Last week, CJP and the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project celebrated the diversity and abilities of our whole Jewish community.  

The Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project is working with Temple Emunah (Lexington), Congregation Shaarei Tefillah (Newton…

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Hunger

Hunger is a devastating problem affecting families across America, as well as Jewish families right here in Greater Boston. That’s why we’re teaming up with JF&CS Family Table to raise money to feed 30 families for six months.

But it can be hard to know who’s struggling, what struggli…

Justice, Equality and Opportunity for Ethiopian Jews: A Test for Israel

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

The events of the past few days in Israel have left many of us deeply troubled. An act of violence committed by police against an Ethiopian IDF soldier and the resulting days of protest in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv have left more than 60 injured and revealed…