CJP News & Announcements

JVS Opens Expanded Financial Opportunity Center

“Dress for the job you want” is oft-repeated career advice. Looking at the new headquarters of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in that light, it appears that JVS is ready to be Boston’s premier job training and employment service.

On Wednesday, June 4, CEO Jerry Rubin, JVS staff and…

Breaking Barriers: 20 Years of Yom Sport

Yom Sport celebrates its 20th birthday on Sunday, June 14 at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton. Yom Sport is an annual day of friendship, fun and athletic activities for adults with disabilities in the Boston’s Jewish community.

Twenty years ago, members of the Jewish community…

Facing Challenges and Finding Success

Victoria Felson hadn’t had to look for work for a long time. But several years after the tragic loss of her young husband, and for a variety of reasons, she knew she had to enter the job market to better support herself and her family. An active congregant of Temple Beth Am in Framingham, …

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 …