CJP News & Announcements

Bonnie’s Story

“I was embarrassed and that made it so hard to ask for help,” says Bonnie. But when she could no longer afford a car she needed to get her son to medical appointments, she reached out to the Jewish community, and discovered she didn’t need to go it alone.

She also discovered that he…

Pondering a Higher Authority – with Dr. Erica Brown

This year, The Genesis Forum is taking a new approach by featuring one of the Jewish community’s great scholars as a presenter for the entire series. Dr. Erica Brown brings her many years of experience as writer, teacher and scholar to our community lunchtime learning.

Read on to get kn…

CJP's Response to the Refugee Crisis

Dear friends,

The scenes from Europe have been shocking and devastating.

Tens of thousands of people – young children, their desperate parents, the elderly – have risked their lives to escape war and economic disaster. From Syria to Afghanistan, from Eretria to Nigeria and elsewher…

2016 Annual Campaign Co-Chair Q&A

We sat down with Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine and Dena Boronkay Rashes to talk about their roles as co-chairs of CJP’s 2016 Annual Campaign, and what community and philanthropy mean to them.

You both have impressive track records with being involved in your community. Why is it important t…

Growing Good Work

This summer, not far from Sharon, Massachusetts, hundreds of volunteers with The Gan Shalom Gleaning Project are helping local organic farms bring in the harvest. In exchange, the farmers allow them to gather extra fresh produce for local food banks. And at Temple Israel, also in Sharon, you…