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Students Gain Professional Experience with Boston Onward Israel

by Matt Hoffman, Program Coordinator, Israel Campus Roundtable

Almost all of us know someone who's participated on Birthright Israel. Floating in the Dead Sea, hiking Masada, exploring Jerusalem's vibrancy—we know the drill. But how many of the young people we know have returned to the …

#IsraelTyme with Julian Edelman: A Trip with CJP Young Adults

By Dan Seligson, CJP Staff, Israel Advocacy

It’s not often – okay, maybe never – that you get to see an incredible place with a professional athlete. Even rarer that the athlete is actually a really nice guy who just happened to CATCH A GAME-WINNING PASS IN A SUPER BOWL SENDING THE EN…

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…