CJP News & Announcements

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 one …

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 progra…

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…