CJP News & Announcements

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 …

Q&A with Dr. Ruth

Can’t wait to spend the evening with Dr. Ruth on April 1? We can’t either. Luckily, we sat down with the renowned sex therapist, author and media personality for an insider’s look into her history, her advice for today’s women, and a few of her favorite things to do in Boston. 

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IACT Expands, Bringing Inspiration and Engagement to Campuses Nationwide

The free, 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip is a time-tested way to turn up the volume on young people’s relationship with Judaism, Israel and their heritage. But after they return home, what’s keeping them connected?

CJP’s IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, and Transformed) initia…

Barry's Guide to a Meaningful Purim

The miracle of Purim really requires individual courage and love for the Jewish people, as well as a communal response. And we are truly those who live in the “royal house,” one of the wealthiest and most successful Jewish communities in this blessed country, and it is we who are cal…

Statement on Terrorism in Copenhagen

We are horrified and sickened to learn of yet another terrorist attack on Jews and Jewish life in Europe, this time in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This attack, which bore a striking similarity to the terrorist rampage in Paris last month, was committed by a terrorist who was determined to kill as…