CJP News & Announcements

CJP Statement on Western Wall and Conversion Bill

CJP is profoundly disappointed by the Government of Israel’s decision to abandon the creation of a pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall. We were also dismayed to learn that the government is advancing legislation that would centralize all conversions with the ultra-Orthodox Chief R…

Building Community for Teens

It’s no secret that it can be a struggle to keep teens involved in the Jewish community. B’nai mitzvah ceremonies act as de facto graduation ceremonies, and these newly minted adults are often given the responsibility of choosing their own involvement with Judaism. In a packed schedule …

Why Inclusion Matters: A Q&A with Author Tom Fields-Meyer

Inclusion within the Jewish community is a topic author Tom Fields-Meyer has been championing in the nearly two decades since his son’s autism diagnosis. As a former Senior Writer for People Magazine, Tom found his niche crafting human interest stories on public figures from Yitzhak Rabin …

CJP Deeply Concerned by Deceptive BDS Tactics by SJP Students at Tufts

On Sunday evening, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a pro-Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) resolution that identified Israel as “an apartheid regime” and called for the University to end investments in the Israeli “occupation.”

The vote, which was announced just t…

Learn On: Taking Students of All Ages Where They Want to Go

Learning has always been one of the cornerstones of Jewish life. Engaging with Jewish texts and traditions from the past 3,000 years can bring so much to our lives: it can enrich our relationships, guide the way we parent, and shed light on life choices big and small. It even helps us build …