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TELEM: Teens Bring Jewish Values to Life

For a lot of people, there’s nothing too special about Tuesday night. But for a group of teens in the South Area, Tuesday is the night when they visit their friends at the Simon C. Fireman Community senior housing complex in Randolph. As part of the TELEM regional collaborative, a program …

Empowering At-Risk Israeli Families

“Everyone tells me I have the strength, but I’m afraid of cracking,” says Dina, a young, single mother who is raising her 2-year old daughter, Nisma, alone.

Sadly, being on her own is not a new experience for her. When she was just 15, Dina’s family emigrated from Iraq to the safety…

Michael B. Rukin (z”l)

Welcoming Interfaith Families to Jewish Life

An Inclusive Legacy for Generations to Come

As an entrepreneur, Michael B. Rukin (z”l) was never interested in doing something that had been done before. In addition to the business world, he applied his passion for progress to his philanthrop…

Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine

Investing in our youth

During their 21 years of marriage, Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine have navigated the ups and downs of life using the “bedrock Jewish values” instilled by their parents. These principles have steered them in the right direction, helping them to raise two teenage daugh…

Allison Hirsch

Welcoming Interfaith Families to Jewish Life

Q&A with Allison Hirsch: On Community, CJP’s Interfaith Outreach…and the Rockettes

Allison Hirsch is doing everything she can to ensure her kids are part of a strong Jewish community. She volunteers with CJP’s Downtown Initiative, the Fam…