CJP’s Connected Conference Call Series is a collection of moderated discussions for CJP supporters and friends with our senior strategists.

These 30-minute conference calls provide insight into how CJP is bringing together people, organizations, and philanthropists to address the issues that matter most to our community.

Below you will find an archive of our past calls. For more information or if you have questions, send us an email.

Fighting Antisemitism in Greater Boston’s Jewish Community

CJP’s Sarah Abramson was recently joined by CJP Fighting Antisemitism Task Force Co-chairs Karyn Cohen and Lisa Wallack in a discussion about our efforts to address this critical and timely issue. Listen now.

A Proactive Approach to Communal Safety and Security

Jeremy Yamin, CJP’s Associate Vice President, Director of Security and Operations and Rebecca Lurie, Head of School at Solomon Schechter Day School, discuss our partnership in efforts to address communal security. Listen Now

We Hear You: Learnings from The 360Five Listening Tour with Marc Baker

Marc Baker, CJP’s President and CEO, and Catharyn B. Gildesgame, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Implementation at McLean Hospital and member of CJP’s Board of Directors, discuss learnings from The 360Five listening tour and how CJP is translating those learnings into action. Listen Now

Managing Our Community's Resources for Today and Tomorrow

David Strong, CJP’s Chief Financial Officer, and Charlie Glassenberg, Vice President, Gift Planning, Investment Partnerships and Corporate Compliance, explain how CJP’s endowment, Donor Advised Fund program, and the Jewish Community Endowment Pool, LLP operate and the impact that they have in our communities. Listen Now

The National Conversation around Jewish poverty

Amanda Badolato, CJP’s Director of Caring and Jonathan Hornstein from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation discuss the Foundation’s national report on Jewish poverty and recognize the impact of CJP’s Anti-Poverty Initiative in their findings. Listen Now

Community Connectors: If you build it, they will come!

Amanda Friedman, Caleb Alemany, and Rachel Zylberfink, CJP's Community Connectors join Rabbi Elyse Winick, Senior Director of Learning and Engagement, for a lively conversation about our expanded and reimagined young adult engagement work. Listen Now

Marc BakerThe view from Israel: An update from Marc Baker on his first mission as President and CEO of CJP

CJP President and CEO Marc Baker launched his yearlong listening tour, “360Five: One year. Five questions. Many voices.” in Haifa in October. He shares key insights and learnings from his first conversations with partner organizations and families who have benefited directly from CJP’s support. Listen Now

Preventing homelessness: CJP’s new partnership with HomeStart

Amanda Hadad, CJP’s Director of Social Justice (Tzedek), and Matt Pritchard, CEO of HomeStart, Inc. discuss our new partnership together and support for HomeStart’s innovative model that helps families avoid eviction and maintain stable housing. Listen Now

Standing together: Challenges facing today’s Jewish college students

Cheryl Aronson, CJP’s Vice President of Israel & Overseas, was joined by students from Tufts, Northeastern, and Wellesley College for a conversation about how CJP’s IACT Initiative supports students during incidents of anti-Israel sentiment and anti-Semitism on campus. Listen Now

Creating social change in Israel: Our efforts to build opportunity for Ethiopian Jews

Mark Friedman, Co-chair of the Ethiopian Committee for the Boston-Haifa Connection, and Cheryl Aronson, CJP’s Vice President of Israel and Overseas, discuss CJP’s work supporting the Ethiopian community in our sister city of Haifa, Israel. Listen Now

Tzedek: How Jewish values create a more just and peaceful world

CJP Board Member Edward Shapiro and Sarah Abramson, Vice President of Caring, Community Impact, and Strategic Partnership, explore how Jewish values shape our perspectives on caring and justice, and how they compel us to make a better world. Listen Now

Jewish identity, learning, and activism: An interview with Sara Legasey, IACT Coordinator

Cheryl Aronson, CJP’s Vice President of Israel and Overseas, and Sara Legasey of Tufts University share an update on how IACT helps college students connect to their Jewish identity through Jewish learning opportunities, and ways to engage with and advocate for Israel. Listen Now