CJP Blog

Learning from Passover

By Barry Shrage, CJP President

As we gather around our seder tables to celebrate Passover with family and friends this week, we are reminded of our common history, traditions, and our most deeply-held values. For me, this holiday is a wonderful example of how the ideas that make us Jewish …

Get to Know LEADS

By Young Adult Team, CJP

We asked young adults what LEADS means to them. This is what they said about the comfortable, social, nine-session introduction to all the amazing things the Boston Jewish community and CJP has to offer.

These are the perspectives you'll want to hear, so watch th…

Translating Israeli Innovation Into Grassroots Impact in Kenya

By Carine Warsawski, Founder/CEO of Trybal Gatherings

We are entrepreneurs, linguists, educators, engineers, social justice warriors, and global citizens. We share a common passion for Israel and an eagerness to understand how Israeli innovation is impacting international development. We …

Inclusion as a Priority

By Roberta Unger, Congregation Beth El Staff

At Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, we are honored to be a Congregational Partner in the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP). This came about, in large part, due to materials we developed to encourage families of B’nai…

An Experiment in Frustration: CJP Poverty Simulation

By Joan Yenawine, Associate Creative Director, CJP

When I was invited to CJP’s Poverty Simulation experience for staff, I was skeptical, but also intrigued. The marketing (which full disclosure — I helped to edit) promised that by the end of two hours, I’d have a deeper understan…