CJP News & Announcements

CJP and JCRC Statement in Memory of Shimon Peres

Find a cause that's larger than yourself and then give your life to it.
-Shimon Peres

Last night we bid farewell to Shimon Peres (1923-2016), a pioneer, dreamer, and champion of the Jewish people. Over the course of his 70 years in service to the State of Israel, he defended the country in …

Praying for Shimon Peres


“For me, dreaming is simply being pragmatic." - Shimon Peres

Two years ago on a mission to Israel, our group met with Israel’s then-President, Shimon Peres. It was a wonderful, inspiring and meaningful meeting. 

President Peres was 91 years old at the time and Israel had just celebra…

Q & A with CJP’s 2017 Annual Campaign Chairs

We recently spoke with 2017 Annual Campaign Chairs, Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine and Darren Black to hear their thoughts on the upcoming year, and why they invest their time, leadership and philanthropy with CJP.

Geraldine, you are serving for a second consecutive year as Annual Campaign Chai…

CJP Statement on anti-Israel Content of the Black Lives Matter Platform

CJP concurs with the JCRC statement of August 3 on the Black Lives Matter platform, which states: 

"[We] cannot and will not align ourselves with organizations that falsely and maliciously assert that Israel is committing “genocide.” We denounce an agenda to wage economic and cul…

Statement on terrorist attack in Nice, France

CJP is saddened, shocked, and outraged by the news of Thursday's terrorist attack in Nice, France when a terrorist drove a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the popular Promenade des Anglais. This unspeakable act of terror has claimed the lives of at least 84 innocent people, in…