CJP News & Announcements

Taking a Closer Look at our Community

Greater Boston's Jewish community is constantly growing and evolving. That's why every 10 years, since 1965, CJP has commissioned an in-depth study to understand our challenges, identify new opportunities and learn where support is needed.

The 2015 Greater Boston Community Study is official…

CJP Mourns Jerusalem Terror Victims

Community-wide Memorial for Rabbi Mosheh Twersky at Maimonides Tonight 

It was with great sadness and anger that we learned of the murderous attack this morning by Islamic extremists who murdered four and injured another eight innocent people. All of those killed or injured were innocent J…

Shavit’s Unique Take on Israel Fascinates Boston

“The engineers who developed the Iron Dome system should be given Nobel Peace Prizes,” said Ari Shavit, author of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel to a packed audience of more than 800 people at Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chesnut Hill.

The lecture was sponsored by…

Jewish educator Elisha Gechter talks Jewish parenting and Values in Action

CJP spoke with Jewish educator Elisha Gechter about her role as a facilitator of the Values in Action conversation series, a program of CJP and Cohen Hillel Academy. In an upcoming session Elisha will discuss the roles of enthusiasm and diligence in parenting.


It is with sadness that the Jewish community mourns the loss of Mayor Thomas Menino.  Mayor Menino was a friend to every neighborhood and citizen of the City of Boston, and to every visitor. Throughout his two-decade career, he helped to build strong neighborhoods, strong connections, and d…