CJP News & Announcements

CJP Condemns Fatal Terror Attack in Israel

We are deeply saddened and angered to learn of a terrorist attack in which two young Israelis were murdered and two others injured in the hours before Shabbat.

According to news reports, a Palestinian rammed his car into the young men – all in their early twenties – as they walked alo…

Jewish community donates and makes immediate impact for immigrants

Last April, with immigration regulations changing by the day, CJP’s Legal Aid Fund for Immigrants (CLAFI) was launched in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston. The response from Greater Boston’s Jewish community was swift and generous. Within weeks, the money …

CJP Statement on the Fatal Stabbing of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal

CJP is deeply saddened to learn of the fatal stabbing of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal by a Palestinian terrorist earlier today. Itamar, a father of four from the Israeli community of Har Bracha, was stabbed repeatedly in the chest outside of Ariel, and died of his wounds shortly thereafter. The assa…

Shaping Our Jewish Tomorrow: a Q&A with Cindy Janower

You’ve heard a lot about the 2015 Community Study and the Strategic Plan, but what have we learned, and what does it mean for the future of our community? Cindy Janower, the incoming Chair of CJP’s Board of Directors, tells us more about surprises from the Community Study, what Our Jewis…

Turning to the Future with Optimism and Hope for Peace

I arrived in Jerusalem last night to join a CJP leadership mission for the final leg of its trip. I write to you with reflections on yesterday’s announcement and hopeful thoughts for the future.

Jerusalem has been the spiritual center of Jewish life for over 3,000 years and yesterday’…