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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…

Celebrate Israel: Boston: An Interview with Neshama Carlebach & Josh Nelson

By: Matt Lebovic, CJP Staff

Set to perform at Celebrate Israel: Boston on May 31 are Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson, two of the hottest names in Jewish music, as well as a recently declared couple. Both musicians are known for transforming ancient Jewish prayers and texts into soulful li…