Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine: A Strong Family in Support of a Strong Community
Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine have generously and consistently supported CJP’s efforts to develop stronger ties with Israel and engage the next generation in Jewish life. Their gifts of time, spirit, and financial resources have enriched the lives of many here in Greater Boston and around the world.

In addition to their generous annual gift last year, the Lavine family also committed $1,000,000 to our renovation efforts for which we are incredibly thankful.

“CJP has been a central organization in our family’s pursuit of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Together, we’ve seen firsthand the impact CJP has made in our community, so it was especially meaningful for Jeannie and me to support CJP in this way,” says Jonathan Lavine. “The new space will allow CJP to continue its critically important work.”

For many years, the Lavines have supported CJP initiatives. The Lavine Family Leadership and Service Learning Fund allowed CJP to launch Onward Israel Boston and continue our transformational Alternative Spring Break program. These are two important initiatives that develop Jewish young adults’ connection with Israel and support communities in Israel.

CJP is blessed and thankful for the generous support and partnership of leaders like the Lavines. You can see more of their community involvement on Jonathan Lavine's Flickr.

In addition to gifts from the Kraft family and the Lavines, CJP also received generous support for our building renovation from The Klarman Family Foundation and the One8 Foundation.