CJP News & Announcements

Boston-Haifa Connection Statement on Death of Israeli Teen


Salomon Tekah as immortalized by graffiti artist Shimon Wanda, at a Boston-Haifa community vigil last Thursday.

There was disturbing news this week about how Salomon Tekah, a young 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli, died when an off-duty policeman fired his weapon when confronting a group of t…

2019 Rose Ruderman Scholars continue a legacy of kindness

The 2019 Rose Ruderman Scholars receive their honors. L-R: Sharon Shapiro (Ruderman Family Foundation), Myrna Lipsky, Leah Weinreb (Torah Academy), Devorah Leah Posner (New England Hebrew Academy), Miriam Polter (Bais Yaakov of Boston), Marcia Ruderman, Ness Epstein (Striar Hebrew Academy …

Boston students lead Holocaust memory project

Student Fellows stand in front of the main gate at Theresienstadt on the 2019 Together, Restoring their Names trip to Prague. L-R: Kate Harrigan, Wellesley; Elan Kawesch, Brandeis; Jillian Fisch, Brandeis; Ariel Goldner, WPI; Katy Fowler, Wellesley; Narain Reddy, BU

In 2015, a group of lo…

CJP and JCRC express concern over incidents at local Chabads

Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) are deeply troubled by three incidents of attempted arson at two Chabad houses this week — one in Arlington and another in Needham. The suspects in both cases remain at large, and police are seeking assistan…

Boston leaders shine at National Convening on Jewish Poverty

In 2008, the national economy went into a freefall that some have still not fully recovered from. The Boston Jewish community was forced to reckon with the previously hidden issue of Jewish poverty, and CJP responded by providing a record level of financial assistance to our social service a…