CJP News & Announcements

A Message from Barry Shrage in Response to Orlando

This past weekend, we learned of the horrific shootings in Orlando that represent the worst terrorist attack and the worst gun violence on U.S. soil since 9/11. The gunman specifically targeted the LGBTQ community and early reports …

Boston Mourns with Israel

Dear Friends,

As I was returning from Israel on Wednesday night, a series of horrifying reports surfaced of yet another terror attack aimed at innocent civilians in Tel Aviv. (Read CJP's statement)

Early this morning, I learned that one of the victims had close ties to the Boston area.


Statement on Tel Aviv Terror Attack

We are shocked and horrified to learn of a deadly shooting attack in central Tel Aviv today that claimed the lives of four people and seriously injured several more.

The attack is a terrible reminder of the violence that Israelis face all too often. I’ve spent the past few days in I…

CJP and Ruderman Foundation Welcome New Synagogue Partners and Affiliates

Coming together in celebration
On May 23 at Temple Emanuel in Newton, the new Partners and Affiliates were officially welcomed at “Celebrating Inclusion: Opening Doors to Jewish Community.” 

The program featured keynote speaker Professor Julia Watts Belser, who is assistant professor…