CJP News & Announcements

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…

Media Fairness and Israel: The Biggest Fails and How You Can Create Change

According to Joe Hyams, CEO of HonestReporting.com, a media watchdog website that protects Israel from media bias, online news reporting has turned into the Wild Wild West. Anyone can create a news video or write an article, and there’s no rating system to regulate these sources. However, …

An Internship that Really Works

“The first day, I was invited to a staff meeting and I barely spoke—but that was the last time. After that, I felt like an integrated part of the office,” remembers Rachel Neckes, who interned at Yad Chessed as part of the summer 2014 JVS/CJP Emerging Jewish Leaders Internship.

The in…

Haifa Parenting Program Expands Nationwide

Only a few short years ago, struggling parents in Haifa, Israel, had nowhere to turn. Today, they can be part of a strong, caring and inclusive community brought to life through Parents at the Center (PAC), launched in collaboration with CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection and Haifa-based partne…