CJP News & Announcements

Changing the conversation on mental health

More than two years into the global pandemic, many of us are grappling with feelings of frustration, loss, grief, fatigue, and uncertainty. Our individual and collective reservoirs of resiliency are running low — and mental health is barreling to the forefront of our national consciousness…

From Buenos Aires to Boston, a deeper connection to Jewish community

Terry Garfinkle grew up with parents and grandparents who taught him about the importance of Jewish life and philanthropy, inspiring him to get involved as an adult in the Jewish community on the North Shore. But it took a mission to Argentina and Uruguay to help Terry truly understand all t…

Addressing a centuries-old hate in the misinformation age

“A core belief”: A legacy of service and philanthropy

Growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, Joyce Pastor was taught the importance of Jewish service from her zaydie (grandfather), who, as the shamas at Temple Emanu-El, managed the congregation’s day-to-day affairs. 

A few states over in New Jersey, Bruce Pastor was raised with a strong se…

2021-2022 CJP grants empower projects throughout the community

If you could read through the dozens of grant proposals received by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) this year, here’s what you’d discover: a Jewish community brimming with brilliant ideas and hard-working volunteers and professional staff who stand ready to put them into action.

Fo…