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What do you get when you pair an incredible mission to Israel with an incredible NFL athlete? Why, you get Pats wide receiver Julian Edelman longboarding on a Tel Aviv boardwalk and visiting the Western Wall (among other fabulous things), of course! Check out the highlights here.


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Come out and play
Yearning for a simpler time, when summer seemed to last forever? Relive the glory days at Throwback Thursday! Join us July 23 at Blazing Paddles, where you’ll reunite with friends, hit up the ping pong table and see how you make an impact in the Jewish community.

(Want a little more nostalgia? Who doesn’t! Upload your old summer photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #CJPSummersOn. Yours could be featured on social media or at the event!)

What’s the deal?
Good deal? Bad deal? What’s the deal with the nuclear agreement signed by six world powers, and why are Jewish organizations and Israelis at odds with the U.S. and each other over it? It’s time to talk. 
Join israel360 for a special discussion July 27.

Summer summer summer time
It may be July, but it’s not the time to sit back and unwind. Get up and give back with Summer of Service, where you can serve hot meals to people in need, spend quality time with seniors, prepare and package meals for individuals with chronic illnesses and more.

Inquiring minds
Want to explore the spiritual and intellectual richness of Judaism? In the company of fabulous folks, to boot? With Kevah, you’ll join friends, settle in with a dynamic educator and choose what’s meaningful to you from a full menu of fascinating topics. Contact
Dani at to start a group!

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Tweet of the Month
A self-proclaimed “holy rascal,” Rabbi Rami pairs lasting wisdom with his particular brand of fabulous wit.  

Rabbi Rami

Blog of the Month

Skullcap and Gown shares the trials and tribulations of being Jewish on campus (and now in the office). Networking? Probably not a good place to discuss the color of one’s boxers. Tefillin? Funnily enough not for diabetes. Birthright? Still sexy.

Instagram Pic of the Month
The 20th annual Yom Sport was a resounding success! And we couldn’t have done it without our fabulous event leaders—caught mid-cheer here—and incredible athletes. (Before you go, don’t forget to check out the rest of the action!) #CJPRundown

CJP YA Yom Sport

(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.)


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Still pining for the romance of Valentine’s Day? Well, you’re in luck—Tu B’Av, the holiday of love in modern-day Israel, is July 30! (It’s also known as a great day for proposing. Hint, hint.)

Who says glorious lights are only for kids? Get your shine on with this month’s candlelighting times:

  • July 17 | 8:00 p.m.
  • July 24 | 754 p.m.
  • July 31 | 7:47 p.m.
And for August:
  • August 7 | 7:39 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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