CJP News & Announcements

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’s …

CJP, JCRC Statement on the Murder of Sgt. Ron Yitzhak Kokia

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We join with our brothers and sisters in Israel in mourning Sgt. Ron Yitzhak Kokia (z”l), 19, stabbed to death by a terrorist while waiting for a bus in Arad last night. Ron, a native of Tel Aviv, served in the Nahal Brigade, a unit based outside the southern Israeli city where he was murd…

A round of questions with israel360

Want to talk with chefs, celebrities, thinkers, and changemakers from Israel and around the world? Want to be able to discuss Israel without devolving into an argument? israel360, an initiative of CJP, provides the space to do just that. With in-person events, a website, an app, and even a p…