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Hanukkah excitement

It's a miracle!
Celebrate Hanukkah with 8 Nights, 8 Windows, the first-ever Jewish public art project in Boston. We're working with New Center NOW, in partnership with the Boston Jewish Film Festival and Boston Jewish Music Festival, to feature local artists' original art installations across the city. These professionally-juried works will share stories both old and new through fabulously interactive angles.

Bonus: Want an art fix before December? Check out the Boston Jewish Film Festival's Fresh Flix films for young adults!


Meet your match

Meet your match

Forget the well-meaning advice from relatives and lengthy forms to fill out because we’ve got just the match for you. An anonymous (and very generous) donor has offered to match the first $1,000 of ALL new gifts made to CJP by November 13! That’s right, if you make a new gift for 2016 today, you’ll be making double the impact.


final countdown

Time's running out
Nominations for Chai in the Hub close tomorrow! Make sure you nominate amazing young adults who are making an impact in Greater Boston. You don’t have to be Europe to get in on this VIP experience—but you do have to hurry.

Tonight's the night
Register and join us at 4:30 p.m. today for our community gathering "Remembrance, Resilience and Hope: Boston Stands with Israel." Speakers include Representative Joseph Kennedy III and IDF Col. (ret.) Miri Eisin and CJP volunteer, Danielle Ain.

Get connected
From November 8-15, five young adult leaders from Haifa will visit to represent the Boston-Haifa Connection, present the work of the Young Leaders Committee in Haifa to their counterparts in Boston, and to learn about and celebrate what Jewish identity looks like here in the Hub. Check out all the opportunities to come meet these fabulous Israelis.

Rebel with a cause
On November 11, the Genesis Forum dives into fascinating territory with “Of Pharaohs and Rebels,” a discussion on ancient leaders, Exodus texts and Moses—perhaps the most famous rebel of all time. Guided by Dr. Erica Brown, you’ll explore how power works, how it gets corrupted and what we can do within a framework of ethics to keep personal power in check.

Riddle me this
What do geckos, porcupine quills and the cure for a broken heart have in common? If you work in the healthcare field, come discover all that and more at the Health Professions Annual Breakfast on November 15! Our revamped event—now at the swanky Westin Waltham Hotel—features keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Karp discussing the inherent medical inspirations in nature.

Ready, set, grow
The next generation of social innovators has arrived...interested in working with them? PresenTense is always looking for skills-based volunteers! Whether you’re a marketing guru or an accountant extraordinaire looking to give back, you can have a direct impact on a PresenTense Fellow and their venture. Check out or reach out to Harris at for more details!

A winning combo
The Ben-Gurion Society is excited to partner with Josh Kraft—President of The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, and Nicholas President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston—on November 19 for a night highlighting the importance of giving back and balancing your work, philanthropy and personal interests. Want more info? Email Julia at

Save the date
Awesome alert: israel360 and PresenTense are coming together on December 7 for "Innovation and Israel," in conjunction with 8 Nights 8 Windows! You'll get hands-on during fun activities, and hear from guest speaker Viva Sarah Press, who will discuss innovations and entrepreneurship in Israel. More details coming!

Want the rundown (see what we did there?) on Israel programming/events/discussions/awesomeness? Email Karen at!

Putting the “fun” in “fund”
Have a big idea for programming in Boston’s Jewish community, but need a little help funding it? An Innovation Grant through CJP could help you receive up to $5,000 toward your brainchild! Our new online application is launching early this month, but until then contact Julia at with any questions.

Want more bite-sized bits of all things fantastic? Sign up for QuickPicks on The Network and check out last month’s highlights.


Instagram Pic of the Month

Cards for Haifa
CJP staff gathered last week (amidst a sea of glitter, construction paper and ribbon) to send cards of solidarity, support and friendship to families in our sister city, Haifa. #CJPRundown

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.


Your burning question, answered
Ever wake up in a cold sweat and wonder, "Is today a Jewish holiday?” (It’s okay, we do, too.) Well, wake up in fear no longer with the aptly-titled Is It A Jewish Holiday Today! This handy site tells you once and for all what the deal is.

These are the candlelighting times you’re looking for
Don’t go over to the dark side – make sure you keep things bright this month:
  • November 6    | 4:14 p.m.
  • November 13  | 4:06 p.m.
  • November 20  | 4:00 p.m.
  • November 27  | 3:56 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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