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What’s going on across the pond?
  • Greece and Israel Mission. This is not just another day at the beach — our Young Adult Summer Mission to Greece and Israel takes place from June 29 to July 11. Give us a follow on Facebook and Twitter to get an up-close look from half a world away. Look for #SeaToCity on social!
  • Birthright Israel. Our latest group of Birthright Israel travelers will be leaving on July 3 for a 10-day trip that will create a lifetime of memories. Follow their posts and tweets as they explore the promised land.
It seems like just yesterday our Annual Campaign came to a close — actually, it was yesterday! So while we tally our final numbers, we just wanted to say a big “thank you” for our amazing year. We had 1,472 unique participants helping our cause by joining us at 28 events over the past 12 months. We’ll share our (hopefully, record-setting) 2016 CJP Annual Campaign total with you as soon as we have it.


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Congrats to some innovative thinkers
The results are in for Round 2 of CJP’s Young Adult Innovation Grants. The winners are all working on new ways to engage the next generation in Jewish life with bright ideas like these:

Innovation Grants:
  • Open Beit Midrash — Non-denominational learning opportunities
  • Kitchen Kibitz — Farm to Table Pop-Up Sukkot
  • Keshet — Expanding LGBTQ Programming for Traditional/Orthodox Jews in the Greater Boston Area
Mezzanine Grants:
  • Jewish Grad Student Initiative (JGSI) – JGSI Speaker Series
  • Boston Maccabi Rugby Club – Capacity-building support
  • Jewish Arts Collaborative, New Center NOW — 8 Nights, 8 Windows
  • Mayyim Hayyim – Knocking at our Hearts
  • Temple Beth Shalom in Melrose – JNorth: Young Adults Explore Melrose
  • Mishpuha Club – Continued Programming for Young Russian Jews
Venture Grant:
  • Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens – Sukkot Programming


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What do you want to be when you grow up?
Learn how to have a profitable career while also doing some good on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. CJP and the Society of Grownups will host a joint event, “Making a Living & Making a Difference”. Get all the details – and don’t forget to use the CJP5OFF coupon code when reserving your spot.

Our (open) house is your house
July 4th isn’t even here yet, but Wednesday, September 14 is just around the corner (seriously!). Save the date for an evening of schmoozing and noshing with Greater Boston’s Jewish young adults at our Open House Party. This year’s event at the Boston Design Center features more than 70 organizations offering volunteer and travel opportunities, social events, sports teams, Shabbat dinners and much more! To learn more, email Jen at

It’s nice to have connections
Are you already wondering where you’ll be getting your pray on this High Holiday season? Then be on the lookout for more info on CJP’s Young Adult High Holiday Ticket Match, which will connect you to the holiday services that match your needs, right in your neighborhood. To learn more, email Stephanie at

So good (so good, so good)
Sweet Caroline knows that you should plan to be at CitySide bar on Thursday, August 4 for our next Jewgooders event. Spoiler alert: we'll be hearing a little bit about the Boston-Haifa connection. So relax on the deck with a drink and a nosh
while hanging with other Jewish professionals who share your passion for supporting this worthy cause.


Each year, CJP helps support programs and organizations throughout our community. Here are some of this month’s events we proudly fund.

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Pass the popcorn
After a day in the sun, how does a night at the movies sound? The Boston Jewish Film Festival's FreshFlix presents the psychological thriller "The Man in the Wall" as part of their Summer Encore Series. One night only, Tuesday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m., at the Somerville Theatre. A small reception at The Saloon (255 Elm St, Somerville) follows the movie.


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Pics of the Month
Yom Sport
Everyone won big at Yom Sport last month. See the pictures of volunteers and adults of different abilities in action on the field – and hanging out on the sidelines. A big shout out to everyone who joined us – we can’t wait to do it again next year!

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Pics of the Month: BONUS EDITION
The best and the brightest showed off their big ideas at this year’s event.
See what everyone was buzzing about as they learned about forward-thinking initiatives that could make a real difference in our world.


Friday night lights
No, we’re not talking about high-school football, so put away the pigskin. But do check your supply of Shabbat candles, because your July candlelighting times – all five of them – are right here:
  • Friday, July 1 | 8:07 p.m
  • Friday, July 8 | 8:05 p.m.
  • Friday, July 15 | 8:01 p.m.
  • Friday, July 22 | 7:56 p.m.
  • Friday, July 29 | 7:49 p.m. 
Questions? Ideas? Let’s chat! Reply to this email or reach out to Dani Weinstein, Senior Director, CJP Young Adult Initiative at
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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