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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…

Jewish community is rallying to help Ebola victims

In the past few weeks, all of us have had to consider the threat that Ebola poses, both in Africa and in the United States. We are fortunate to have access to sophisticated medical services, and the danger to the United States is relatively small in comparison to West Africa, where tens of t…

Bringing Jewish Values to Life

Values in Action is a program co-sponsored by CJP and Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead that engages parents in guided conversations on Jewish values, and then gets the whole family involved in hands-on community service activities.