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Let my babies go
We’re not saying we learned everything about Passover from the Rugrats special, but it was helpful. Equally as helpful? All the amazing holiday happenings we’ve got in store for you! 
  • The Wandering Is Over Haggadah: Go ahead, be Jewish the way you want. That’s right, modernize your Seder with JewishBoston.com’s contemporary Haggadah!
  • Five Passover Films and the Drinking Games to Match: Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
  • And so much more! Check out all the Passover offerings on the brand spankin’ new JewishBoston.com.
…speaking of which
You heard right, the new JewishBoston.com is here! Explore all the new offerings—from blogs, to events, to quizzes (and then some) and enjoy all that Boston’s Jewish community—has to offer!

Marathon Monday
The 120th (!!) Boston Marathon is April 18. We’re sending our well wishes and lots of good luck to all the amazing runners!


THINGS WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT


The right connection
When Hallie Bregman traveled to Haifa for the Boston-Haifa Connection March Meetings, she kept getting asked if it would be work. Turns out, the opposite was true. From exploring local neighborhoods, to brainstorming and diving into philanthropy, to cheering on traditional Ethiopian dancers (check out the video!), she experienced the trip of a lifetime in so many ways.

We’re stronger together
As you gather around your Passover table, please remember that we need support from us all. Your gift, combined with thousands of others, means together we can help those in need find a door that is opened wide to a warm and welcoming Jewish community.


THINGS IN THE CITY


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Spring has sprung!
And that means it’s time for Women’s Philanthropy’s Metrowest Spring Event! On April 5, join guest speaker Dr. Erica Brown for a discussion on juggling our work lives, home lives, time, and resources. (Plus, help give back by bringing gently used women's outerwear and business attire to benefit Jewish Family Service of Metrowest!)

Constructive feedback

Followers are often afraid to give leaders feedback—so how can we do it the right way? And is there a Jewish way to give feedback? On April 6, explore speaking truth to power with Dr. Erica Brown at The Genesis Forum’s latest session.

Don’t miss out!
Want to build an even better Jewish community for Boston’s young adults? Then get your application in for a CJP Young Adult Community Grant! Apply by April 7 for your chance to receive up to $5,000.

Who Is Jew(ish) in Israel?
Surprised that we asked? Join israel360 on April 14 for a special event with Michal Biran, a member of Israel's Knesset (the Israeli parliament), as we discuss one of the most important issues in Israel—and for Jews around the world—at this moment. 

Want the rundown (see what we did there?) on all things Israel? Email Karen at karenn@cjp.org

Will you go to prom with us?
That’s right, Senior Prom is back! On May 1, hit the dance floor and get crafty with amazing seniors from JCHE. Stay tuned for more details.

By special invitation
On May 2, israel360 will be hosting an invite-only event with active-duty IDF officers, as part of the Hatikvah Officers Mission. Reach out to Karen at karenn@cjp.org for questions or more information!

The party of the year is here!
On May 12, celebrate Israel Independence Day and dance the night away at Whisky Saigon with hundreds of young adults at Blue & White Night! Sip our signature cocktail, enjoy free apps and let your Israeli flag fly. And be sure to register by May 1 for your chance to win a FREE spot on the Young Adult Summer Mission to Greece and Israel! (FYI: you must be present at Blue & White Night when the winner is announced to claim the trip!)

(Bonus! CJP is proud to be part of the IAC’s Israel Independence Day weekend of celebrations! Check out all the happenings.)

We’re going #SeaToCity
Don’t miss your chance to visit Greece and Israel on this year’s Young Adult Summer Mission! Contact Karen at karenn@cjp.org to sign up!  


THINGS WE SUPPORT
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Now that’s what we call nourishment
The Boston Jewish Food Conference is back April 3! Meet community members from across New England and learn about Jewish agriculture, health, local food history and so much more.

Raise a toast to Passover
Overwhelmed by never-ending Hebrew? Looking for a Seder with a young, fun crowd? Want to experience a four-course meal with an overstocked selection of wine? Of course you do! So join the YJP Passover Seder on April 22!

This is our Independence Day
Yom Ha'atzmaut is almost here—and CJP is proud to be part of the IAC’s Israel Independence Day weekend of celebrations! In addition to our Blue & White Night dance party, check out these other great offerings:
  • Music to our ears: On May 14, let the rhythm take you over at the Berklee Performance Center with Mashina, one of the most popular Israeli rock/pop groups!
  • Family time: Join famed Israeli children’s entertainer Michal Haktana on May 15 for a fun-for-all-ages day! There’ll be magic tricks, a community performance showcase, and of course music from Michal herself. 

THINGS WE LOVE
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Recipes of the Month
With great Passover Seders comes great responsibility…to make mouthwateringly delicious meals, of course! Check out the drool-worthy picks from Food & Wine, including this triple-layer chocolate macaroon cake.


THINGS THAT ARE JEWISH
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Get your shine on
Spring into Shabbat with this month’s candlelighting times!
  • April 1 — 6:53 pm.
  • April 8 — 7:01 p.m.
  • April 15 — 7:08 p.m.
Passover candlelighting times:
  • Friday, April 22 — 7:16 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 23 — 8:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 28 — 7:23 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29 — 7:24 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30 — 8:20 p.m.
Questions? Ideas? Let’s chat! Reply to this email or reach out to Dani Weinstein, Senior Director, CJP Young Adult Initiative at daniw@cjp.org.
CJP, Greater Boston's Jewish Federation, brings together the people, partners and resources to fulfill the most important needs and aspirations of our community. We welcome the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientations.



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