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Inclusion Benefits Everyone at Temple Beth Elohim

When Jody Robie attended her first Inclusion Committee meeting at Temple Beth Elohim (TBE), she expected to see the faces of other parents whose children, like her daughter Jordan, have special needs. Instead, she says she was surprised by “the diversity of our group, with folks coming fro…

Ready, Set, Go to Camp! 5 Tips for Exploring Jewish Overnight Camp

By Claire Winthrop, Consultant, CJP Jewish Overnight Camping

Sometimes the life of a parent feels like a race, shuttling from activity to game to performance to lesson with very few minutes to spare. We move forward without much thought or spend a lot of time worrying about our children’s…

Mah Jongg: An American Jewish Tradition and a Mitzvah

by Judy Goldstein Trerotola, CJP's Director, Senior Services

…So Much More Than a Game
It is tactile at a time when our fingertips grace only digital surfaces
It is cacophonous, waking up the senses of not only touch but sound
It is retro, a throwback to a simpler time
It pushes us to th…

The Double Rainbow of Celebrate Israel: Boston

By: Barry Shrage, President of CJP

Last weekend, we celebrated Israel with more than 3,000 of our closest friends – Israeli, Bostonian, American, Jew, Christian, Muslim, old, young and in-between.

It was a phenomenal event that covered two stages and involved the work of hundreds of exc…

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…