CJP News & Announcements

One Congregation’s Journey to Support Mental Health

Most people at Temple Beth Elohim (TBE) remember Rabbi Rachel Saphire’s Kol Nidre sermon two years ago as a turning point. It was a seminal moment when they began their congregational journey toward understanding and supporting their members who are affected by mental health issues.

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"We Must Not Close Our Doors"

In response to the executive orders this past week on immigration and separately regarding refugees, we, the undersigned Boston Jewish religious, philanthropic, civic, and human service organizations come together to say that these actions — which are causing anxiety, pain, and anguish thr…

CJP Condemns Terror Attack in Jerusalem

Earlier today, a terrorist driving a truck rammed into a group of soldiers on a Jerusalem promenade, killing four soldiers - three women and one man, all in their 20s - and injuring 15 more.

According to eyewitnesses, the truck plowed into the group at high speed, then backed up and tried…

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…