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The artist formerly known as YLD. We’re shaking things up. What was once our Young Leadership Division is now a better-integrated, broader part of CJP. What does this mean? Luckily, it’s simple. We’re still your go-to for CJP events and news. We’re still your connection to Jewish life and our communities in Boston, Israel and overseas. We’re still your favorite place to network and meet other Jewish young adults. (Guess it’s not much of a change after all.) 

Questions? Ideas? Let’s chat! Reply to this email or reach out to Dani Weinstein, Senior Director, CJP Young Adult Initiative at


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Chai Rollers
The 2014 Chai in the Hub Honorees will be recognized for changing the game this year – keep an eye out for more details on our Facebook page! In the meantime, #tbt to last year’s winners, and get ready to celebrate with Boston’s Jewish under-45 crowd. Oh, and to celebrate with Jeffrey Tambor. Seriously.

Brightening the holidays for those in need
Through Project Dreidel – a partnership of CJP and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters – you can help transform the season for local families that can’t afford Chanukah and holiday gifts. From handpicked toys to Winter Break Kits, the opportunities to give back and spread joy are endless.

In the Spotlight 
Trailblazers Emily Leventhal and Neal Karasic, co-chairs of the inaugural Executive Committee on Young Adults, share some personal tidbits and favorite CJP memories. 


Show me the money

You had me at “hello”
We sat down with Aron Ain and Dena Boronkay Rashes – co-chairs of CJP’s 2015 Annual Campaign – to pick their brains about community, commitment and connecting. You could say they complete us.

Young Adult Community Grants
Looking for grants of up to $5,000 to support YOUR ideas for building an even better Jewish community for Boston’s young adults? Get the ball rolling and submit your application today! Round I applications are due December 4.


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Network with Haifa’s Young Entrepreneurs
November 15. Blazing Paddles. Oh yeah. Clink cocktails, score (ping pong) points and mingle with young creatives, business professionals and outside-the-box thinkers from our sister city in Israel.  

Young Health Professions Post-Breakfast Gathering
After the Health Professions Annual Breakfast on November 16 (FYI: walk-ins to the breakfast are welcome!), join peers in your field at McCormick & Schmick’s for some good old-fashioned schmoozing. RSVP to Emilie at
PresenTense Social Innovation Kickoff
Get ready for that light bulb moment. On November 18, meet our new 2014-2015 PresenTense Boston Fellows – and the 2014 PresenTense Haifa Fellows from our sister city in Israel. Discover ways to get involved with the social innovation hub of Jewish Boston, and join these creative problem-solvers on their quest for social change. Questions? Want to RSVP? Contact Harris at or 617-457-8567.

iEngage Project
This five-session seminar, led by scholars from the Shalom Hartman Institute, gathers Boston-Haifa Connection leaders for a deep study of tensions raised by Jewish Peoplehood. Contact Stephanie at to RSVP for the December 15 session.

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights
Kick off Hanukkah at the MFA on December 17 with a sneak peek of the Oculus Rift motion-controlled, virtual reality art installation. Plus: tour the galleries, listen to festive music, enjoy a candle lighting and sip cocktails with other young adults amidst the art.

Want to connect with other Jewish organizations in Boston? Check out The Network for the happenings! 



Blog of the Month
Chosen Eats gets mouths watering with everything from matzah quinoa cakes to pastrami fried rice. Our favorite recipe for Thanksgiving? Classic challah stuffing with apples, thyme and mushrooms. Delish.

Tweet of the Month
Much like our Jewish mothers, @moshekasher puts life into engaging, easily-digestible, and sometimes depressingly-realistic perspective.

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Instagram Pic of the Month
Get ready for greatness. All month long, tag pictures of yourself and your friends at CJP events with the hashtag #CJPRundown, and we’ll choose one fabulous photo to feature in our December newsletter. 


Oh-hoo, a menorah

It’s a Miracle!
Chanukah begins December 16 at sundown and wraps up the evening of December 24. (Sadly, you won’t be able to break out the Thanksgivukkah menurky for another 75,000 years or so.)

So light ‘em up (up up)
We don’t know what you do in the dark (and we don’t want to). But that doesn’t mean you can’t kick your weekends off right with this month’s candlelighting times:
  • November 15 | 4:05 p.m.
  • November 21 | 4:00 p.m.
  • November 29 | 3:56 p.m. 
And as an extra bonus:
  • December 5   | 3:54 p.m.
  • December 13 | 3:56 p.m.
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