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Is it me you’re looking for?
Meet our friends – over 50 of our partner organizations will be at our Open House Party on Wednesday, September 14 at the Boston Design Center. They’re looking for people like you to get involved. Find everything from volunteer and travel opportunities to social gatherings and sporting events. Hundreds of Jewish young adults from Greater Boston will be there. Schmooze, nosh, and get involved in the community. All that...and an open bar for $10 ($15 at the door)?! Want to learn more? Email Jen at

Happy holidays – let’s celebrate near you!
Before you kick off the New Year and reflect and atone, you need to decide where you’ll be spending Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. CJP’s Young Adult High Holiday Ticket Match makes it easy. Last year, 47 area synagogues participated and distributed 300-plus tickets. Tickets are free, $18, or $36. Make your connection to get your holidays on at a location in your area.


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Give someone a chai five
Know a young adult who has made an impact on the Jewish community? Tell us! Our Chai in the Hub nominations are now open through September 21.

A special Jewgooders thank you

To all who attended our Jewgooders event last month, we can’t thank you enough. All proceeds from the evening went to support the Moishe Kavod House, which was heavily damaged by fire this past July. Through your generosity, we raised $1,519 for the House.


Shalom everyone

Start Up Nation — Live!
Join israel360 on Thursday, September 28 for a spirited discussion with three Israeli innovators who have come to Boston to refine and globalize their products. These young entrepreneurs have founded start-ups that stand to revolutionize the way we diagnose diseases, communicate ideas, and interact with nature. Hosted by Alex Goldstein, a CJP Chai in the Hub winner and founder of Boston Maccabi Rugby Club. We’ll provide the food and drink! This is a free event but registration is required.

LEAD the way in your community
Want to meet other young Jewish adults in your area? Looking to connect more closely with Jewish matters, here and abroad? LEADS is a social, eight-session introduction to CJP and the Jewish community in Greater Boston. All in an inviting, small group setting. Registration is open from September 12 through October 13.

Israel, up-close and personal
How does ten days in Israel sound? Oh, and it’s absolutely free! Winter Birthright registration closes September 12, so don’t miss your chance to visit our homeland for the trip of a lifetime. And this blog offers an engaging first-person account of the Birthright experience.


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

Wayne's World

Wan-TED: Inspiring Speakers
Do you have an inspirational story to tell about Israel’s contribution to the world? Want to hone your oratory skills under the bright lights of a TED-style talk? You could have your chance in November at an event sponsored by our partners at the Israeli American Council being held on November 13. Find out more here.

End of Summer Reading List
Celebrate the publication of Here I Am, acclaimed author Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in 11 years, with a reading and conversation at Coolidge Corner Theater on September 8. The novel tells the story of a troubled Jewish family being visited by Israeli relatives, while the Middle East is devastated by an earthquake and Israel is invaded. Presented in partnership with the Brookline Booksmith.

You’ll be seeing stars
Step up your Sabbath with YJP Boston’s “Shabbat Under the Stars.” It combines a spirited outdoor setting with an upscale dinner, open bar, and dessert buffet. Plus, enjoy plenty of networking time with other Young Jewish Professionals in the area. The fun takes place at the Chai Center in Brookline on Friday, September 9.

Show your soul
It’s back! Mark your calendar for September 9 – the Soul Food Friday musical Shabbat. Mix and mingle over wine and cheese before this lively Qabbalat Service gets started. Afterwards, enjoy a down-home dinner with a time to schmooze with others in their 20s and 30s.

C U at JCRC?
You'll see plenty of CJP friends at the JCRC's "Celebrate" event on Thursday, September 15, especially since they are generously offering discounted tickets for young adults and are featuring Josh Kraft, president & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston as their speaker.

Let the music do the talking
Not all singing requires words, as you’ll see at Knocking at our Hearts by Mayyim Hayyim on Sunday, September 25. Explore the power of niggunim (wordless melodies) with Joey Weisenberg, a renowned Jewish musician, composer, and teacher. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon to share your voice in song at this unique afternoon of music.


Edelman Yalla

Let's rewind summer
In fact, before we kickoff another awesome NE Patriots season, let's rewind all the way back to last summer, and relive the magic that was Julian Edelman touring Israel with his CJP friends. Check out the video and other exclusive content here. #yallatyme!


Lighten up
Want to make your Friday nights a little brighter? Two words: Shabbat candles. Here are the times – all five of them – for you to fire up the flame this month:
  • Friday, September 2 | 6:58 p.m.
  • Friday, September 9 | 6:46 p.m.
  • Friday, September 19 | 6:34 p.m.
  • Friday, September 23 | 6:21 p.m.
  • Friday, September 30 | 6:09 p.m.

Questions? Ideas? Let’s chat! Reply to this email or reach out to Dani Weinstein, Associate Vice President, 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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