CJP News & Announcements

Lifting the Community in a Moment of Need

As they considered how to make a lasting impact through their philanthropy, Deanna and Sid Wolk had two priorities: They wanted to partner with CJP, and they wanted to help those in the community who were struggling.

For the Wolks, an investment in mental health was the answer. Recently, th…

Texas synagogue incident and community briefing this Tuesday

Yesterday Jews around the world watched in horror the unfolding situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas where Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and three other congregants were held hostage while taking part in Shabbat services. Thankfully, due to the diligent work of law enfor…

Raising a hand: Volunteer leadership through the Hineni Volunteer Network

Rebecca Scharfstein, Vice President of People at New York-based software company, RapidSOS, is a strong proponent of giving back to the community through volunteer service. Next year, she’ll complete her 9-year role on The Rashi School Board of Trustees. When seeking the next opportunity t…

Dor v’dor: Sharing a love of Jewish life and CJP

For more than 20 years, Debbie Kurinsky’s passion and philanthropy has touched nearly every corner of Boston’s Jewish community.

She’s volunteered with CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection, made her own career stops at organizations including JCC of Greater Boston and Jewish Community Hous…

Leading the way for young adult philanthropy

From a young age, Jen Price learned the importance of getting involved and giving back.

Growing up in Wayland, her parents and members of the Temple Shir Tikva community modeled tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (charity). During her college years at Lehigh University — a…