CJP News & Announcements

Jewish Response to Earthquake Crisis in Nepal

Another destructive earthquake has struck already ravaged Nepal, this one only slightly less powerful than the 7.9 magnitude temblor that killed and injured thousands and destroyed homes, businesses and historic shrines.

The widespread destruction in and around Kathmandu has left up to on…

The Gitta and Saul Kurlat CJP Scholarship Fund

Ethnicity: Jewish

Source of Scholarship: Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP)

Amount of Scholarship: Up to $11,000 per academic year

Relevant Academic Programs: Freshman year of Engineering and Science, B.Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, study abroad (one to two semester …

Exciting Changes in Boston Day Schools

In the current day school landscape, students with special needs are generally the responsibility of special education staff and a limited number of school administrators.  However, five local schools – Boston’s Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) in Watertown, Gann Academy in Waltham, t…

New Fund Supports Inclusion at Day Schools

“The hardest conversations I have are with families who dream of giving their child a Jewish education, but we are not able to meet their student’s particular educational needs,” says Rabbi Elliot Goldberg, head of school for Solomon Schechter Day School. “Telling them they have to l…

The Genesis Forum Brings Text Study to All

Boston’s Financial District is known for its sleek skyscrapers and business professionals constantly on the move. But in the heart of all the hustle and bustle, a group of adult learners takes time to study traditional Jewish texts at The Rabbi Samuel Chiel (zt'’l) Genesis Forum, a free …