CJP News & Announcements

CJP/JCRC Statement on Vandalism of New England Holocaust Memorial

We are deeply saddened to learn this morning of an act of vandalism that damaged the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston overnight. 

Early today one of the Memorial’s 132 glass panels was shattered in an act of vandalism. Each panel is etched with thousands of numbers repre…

CJP Statement on Western Wall and Conversion Bill

CJP is profoundly disappointed by the Government of Israel’s decision to freeze the creation of a pluralistic prayer space at the Western Wall. We were also dismayed to learn that the government is advancing legislation that would centralize all conversions with the ultra-Orthodox Chief Ra…

Building Community for Teens

It’s no secret that it can be a struggle to keep teens involved in the Jewish community. B’nai mitzvah ceremonies act as de facto graduation ceremonies, and these newly minted adults are often given the responsibility of choosing their own involvement with Judaism. In a packed schedule …

Why Inclusion Matters: A Q&A with Author Tom Fields-Meyer

Inclusion within the Jewish community is a topic author Tom Fields-Meyer has been championing in the nearly two decades since his son’s autism diagnosis. As a former Senior Writer for People Magazine, Tom found his niche crafting human interest stories on public figures from Yitzhak Rabin …

CJP Deeply Concerned by Deceptive BDS Tactics by SJP Students at Tufts

On Sunday evening, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a pro-Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) resolution that identified Israel as “an apartheid regime” and called for the University to end investments in the Israeli “occupation.”

The vote, which was announced just two…