CJP News & Announcements

Four Perspectives on the U.N. Security Council Vote

On Friday, the U.N. Security Council voted 14-0 on a resolution condemning Israel for its settlement policies. While such votes in the historically anti-Israel body are not unusual, the abstention by the United States that allowed the resolution to pass represents a significant rift between …

How You Can Help Syrians in War-Torn Aleppo and in Greater Boston/Metrowest

The toll of the human catastrophe in Syria is staggering. More than 11 million civilians have fled; an estimated 400,000 have been killed.

The ancient city of Aleppo, Syria’s largest with more than 2 million residents, has been one of the hardest hit by war and acts of terror. Crimes agai…

Israel Confronts Fires Nationwide

As we gather with our family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend, our thoughts are with the people of Israel as fires continue to burn across central and northern Israel.

Since the fires began four days ago, tens of thousands of people have been evacuated, homes have been destro…

D'var Torah - Vayera

Vayera, the Mission Statement of the Jewish People, a demand that our people, our community, and our Federation “Follow the way of God by doing Justice and Righteousness.”

Who are we? Why are we here? And what does God demand of us?

Last Shabbat, we read the Torah portion called Va…

Committing to Unity and our Core Values

Dear Friends,

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to take a moment to share how thankful I feel to be a part of this Boston Jewish community. I am continually impressed by the passions and desires to do good in the world that I see every day, even when there are differences …