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The More You Know

All of the numbers. All in one place.
Emily Leventhal and Neal Karasic, co-chairs of the inaugural Executive Committee on Young Adults, share some impressive stats as we wind down the year – including our Annual Campaign update, our incredible Chai in the Hub presence and our life-changing grant awards.


You're awesome

Be a champion for those in need
Help us feed local Jewish families struggling to put food on the table. For as little as $18, you can provide children and parents in need with nutritious meal options.

Want to help even more? Start your own fundraising page, spread the word, and get your friends and family involved. If we hit our goal of $15,000, we can feed 30 families healthy food for six full months.

6 things you didn’t know about hunger
We know some families in our Jewish community are struggling with hunger – but we were surprised to learn you can’t always tell who’s suffering or how far-reaching the impact is. That’s why
we sat down with Alison Kaufman, Director of Hunger and Nutrition at JF&CS, to better understand this devastating problem.  


Edelman and Celebrate Israel Boston

A touchdown for Israel

Celebrate Israel: Boston is almost here! On May 31, enjoy an amazing day of food, music, art, dancing and more. What do we mean by more? Try this on for size: a special appearance by Julian Edelman! That’s right, the Pats wide receiver will be joining us at 1:30 p.m.

We can show you the world
Want to travel to Israel and Poland this summer? Obviously. We’re recruiting young adults looking to see the world, gain perspective and connect to their Jewish roots. Contact Karen at to get more info and reserve your spot today.

Be a good sport
Hit the field for philanthropy! On June 14, Yom Sport kicks off a day of fun and sun for adults of all abilities. Run relays, shoot hoops and give back with an incredible group of athletes. (Plus, meet up with other volunteers at the after party to continue the festivities.)

Summer lovin’
Warm weather + making a positive impact = perfection. With Summer of Service, you’ll discover numerous ways to give back all summer long. Roll up your sleeves and dive into engaging – and purposeful – projects to benefit your community.
You live, you learn
Itching to explore the spiritual and intellectual richness of Judaism? Meet Kevah. Grab your friends, settle in with a dynamic educator and choose what’s meaningful to you from a full menu of fascinating topics. Contact Stephanie at to start a group this spring or fall. 

Want more bite-sized bits of all things in the community beyond CJP? Sign up for QuickPicks on The Network and check out last month’s highlights!



Tweet of the Month
Hosting the MTV Movie Awards? Check. Starring in hit TV shows and movies? Check. Creating hilarious (and brilliantly biting) comedy? Check. Having poetry written about you by Tilda Swinton? Check and check. For Jewish comedian Amy Schumer, it’s all in a day’s work.  

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Blog of the Month

From Baseball’s Jewiest moment of all time, to how not to be a jerk in Jewish India, to a little something called Lox Me Tender, blog Forward’s wonderful blend of breaking news, culture and opinion covers heart and humor for American Jews.
Instagram Pic of the Month
The Greenway gets a splash of color thanks to Jewish visual artist – and Greater Boston local – Janet Echelman. Soaring 600 feet in the air, As If It Were Already Here is an interconnected mesh of more than a half-million nodes of hand-spliced rope and knotted twine. #CJPRundown

Art over the Greenway

Plus: Want more incredible art from incredible local Jewish artists? 8 Nights 8 Windows is kicking off now for Hanukkah 2015! Learn more about this amazing public art project, or apply if you’re an artist! 

(Don’t forget to keep uploading your favorite pictures to Instagram and tag us with #CJPRundown! We’ll feature our favorite pics right here every month.)


We command you
Okay, so it’s more like the Ten Commandments do. Shavuot – which is on May 24 – marks the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai 3,300 years ago.

Blinded by the night
No clue what a revved up deuce is? (We haven’t the foggiest, either.) Anyway, here are this month’s candlelighting times:
  • May 15 | 7:41 p.m.
  • May 22 | 7:48 p.m.
  • May 29 | 7:54 p.m. 
And for June:
  • June 5 | 7:59 p.m.

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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