A Message from Marc

Standing Together in Challenging Times

Shalom Chaverim,

It has been a long and emotional week. Ceremonies across the community — and the world — commemorated Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), which culminates with one more opportunity to come together this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Faneuil Hall.

Last Saturday, as we prepar…

Read On

Shalom Chaverim, 

Earlier this week, CJP hosted our third annual Read On event, featuring Dara Horn, author of Eternal Life, the book that many across our community have been reading throughout the year. An added dimension of this year’s event was a new partnership with our Women’s Phi…

A Room With A View

Shalom Chaverim, 

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. We spoke about the challenges and opportunities facing the Commonwealth and our country, about leadership and service, and about what it means to fight for the values we care about i…

We Need to Disagree Better

Shalom Chaverim, 

Last Shabbat, a woman approached me in synagogue. “I heard that you’re on a listening tour,” she said. I confirmed. 

“Well here’s what I have to say,” she continued. “I think we are destroying ourselves when we argue with one another. We need to be unified…

"Weaving" Communities

Shalom Chaverim,

Almost two weeks ago I attended an uplifting CJP event, our annual Chai in the Hub celebration at which a capacity crowd of more than 500 young adults gather to honor 10 outstanding young leaders in our community, hear an inspiring speaker, and just have fun.

As I told the…