CJP News & Announcements

What Does It Take to Include Everyone?

It's easy to overlook ways that we exclude others—we don’t do it on purpose, but it can happen when we lack insight or understanding of people who have perspectives, abilities or backgrounds that are different from ours. These unintentional exclusions can happen even in our synagogue com…

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month: congregation opportunities

On behalf of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project and the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts, we invite your congregation to participate in Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM).

JDAIM is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and fost…

“Thinking Forward” with CJP’s Chair of the Board

Recently, leaders from Jewish Federations from North America gathered for the General Assembly conference in Washington, D.C. Addressing the “Think Forward” theme, speakers ranged from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, to former Meet The Press host David Gregory, to actress Debra Messing…

Synagogues Taking Action on Jewish Poverty

"There's a shocking number of Jewish families who are in financial distress,” says Rabbi Laurence Bazer of Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham. “And with winter coming up, this is a very vulnerable time—we didn’t want to wait to get the word out about CJP’s Anti-Poverty Initiative.”…

CJP/JCRC Statement on Murder of Ezra Schwartz

It is with great personal sadness that we join with the entire Greater Boston community to mourn the loss of Ezra Schwartz, who was viciously murdered today by a Palestinian terrorist.  

Ezra Schwartz was an 18 year old from Sharon who graduated from Maimonides this past spring and was spe…