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Five Thoughts from CzechOutIsrael

By Sara Russell

Guest blogger Sara Russell traveled to Prague and Israel during this summer’s CJP's Young Adults mission. After returning home and reflecting on her experience, Sara shares five thoughts from the trip.

1. I made real connections

For a game that I seem to play week…

Just One of the Guys: A Jewish Camp Story

By Sheryl Hirsch, Senior Communications Manager

Like many parents considering an overnight camp for their child, my husband and I took a tour of Camp Tevya in Brookline, NH. It was a warm day, and we had our son, Garrett, in tow. Unlike the rest of the families touring, we already knew ou…

50 Facts about Jerusalem

By Dan Seligson, Eva Schlitz, and Craig Byer

This week marks Yom Yerushalayim! What’s that, you ask? It’s a national holiday in Israel that celebrates the day Jerusalem, which had been divided, was reunified. This year marks the Jubilee Year, which is 50 years since that day, so we …

Our Obligation to Remember the Stranger and the Immigrant on Passover

By Barry Shrage, CJP President

Whenever the Torah wishes to impress on us the Mitzvah of having compassion and sympathy for the oppressed in society, it reminds us of our similar helplessness and lowly status during our bondage in Egypt. The most defenseless elements in society are usual…

Remembering Shira Tzur: Once Again, Terror Hits Close To Home

By Barry Shrage, CJP President

Boston mourns with Israel for Shira Tzur and other victims of terror​.

HaMakom yenachem et'chem b'toch shar avay'lay Tzion v'Yerushalayim.

May God comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

I just finished saying these words to Dudi Tz…