CJP News & Announcements

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…

Shining a Spotlight on Mental Illness at the Boston Jewish Film Festival

Understanding mental illness of a loved one can be a complicated descent into the unknown. This is the case for Hope Litoff, who delves into the metaphoric rabbit hole of trying to come to terms with the life, art, and tragic death of her sister, Ruth, in her deeply personal documentary film…

Holocaust Memories Spur Action and Learning on Campus

by Matt Lebovic, Associate Director, Campus Services

In the wake of the Holocaust, many pledged to “never forget.” Since the genocides committed in Syria, Rwanda, and Bosnia, many people — especially those in the Jewish community — are understanding that remembering must be more tha…

CJP Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

CJP is shocked, horrified, and devastated at the murder of at least 58 people in Las Vegas last night in a shooting that left another 515 injured. While we don’t yet know the motive of the shooter, we are all too aware of the excruciating toll gun violence has had on our nation, taking fro…