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Dance it out
CJP’s annual Blue & White Night celebrating Israel Independence Day is HERE! Join us this Saturday, May 6, at Liberty Hall (formerly Space 57) in the Revere Hotel to dance the night away with hundreds of other young adults. There isn't another event like it — check out the pics from last year! We hope to see you there, so register now.

THINGS WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT


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Wise guys (and gals)
Want to engage with Jewish life and learning, but don’t want to go back to Hebrew school? You’re in luck. Together with our partners, we’ve got everything from small discussion groups in living rooms to an online journey through the Torah. So speak up, join in, and learn on! Want to know more? In this video, Laura Baum, CJP's Associate Vice President for Learning and Engagement, shares why Jewish learning matters.

THINGS IN THE CITY


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Water and wine
The Young Women’s Philanthropy Spring Event: An Evening at Mayyim Hayyim is coming up on May 3! Come connect with other young women in our community over drinks, hear personal stories from women who were transformed through ritual immersion in the mikveh, and discover how it has evolved in modern Jewish life.

Leaving on a jet plane
There's still time to join our young adult mission this summer! We're spending 10 days in Prague and Israel for only $2,999, including flights, hotels, and most meals  the only thing that's missing is YOU! For more information, contact Karen at karenn@cjp.org.

Have a field day
Yom Sport is coming up on June 4! CJP and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters are looking for volunteers for our annual day of fun for athletes of all abilities. Come make new friends, gain a new perspective, and help everyone involved have a blast.

THINGS WE SUPPORT
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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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Laugh tonight
Last chance to join us at The Vilna Shul TONIGHT, May 1, for an evening with Hollywood comedian, character actor, and author Stephen Tobolowsky! He’s been on screen in everything from Groundhog Day to Memento to Glee, and he’s coming to talk to us about his funny and introspective new book, My Adventures with God, A Personal Pentateuch

Feed your soul
On May 12, join other young adults in their 20s and 30s for an engaging Qabbalat Shabbat service at Temple Israel of Boston. You’ll get the chance to schmooze with the whole Riverway young adult community afterward over drinks and an amazing free dinner! Sounds like a delicious idea…

Fighting hunger
From May 12-16, JCC Greater Boston is hosting “This Is Hunger” from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Challenge your beliefs about who struggles with hunger in the U.S. and why in a 45-minute interactive experience on wheels (literally! It’s in a big rig truck), and get empowered to take action. Register for free tickets, and consider going Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. to share the experience with other young adults. For more information, contact Elizabeth at ekaplan@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6483.

Crafting connection
Looking for a way to connect with other North Shore young adults? Yachad of New England hosts an evening of fun, inclusive activities once a month at the JCC of the North Shore. Check it out May 17!

Happy campers
Join 150 young Jews from around the country for an escape to Camp Nai Nai Nai in Pennsylvania. This amazing camp getaway weekend for adults over Memorial Day weekend lets you choose your own adventure. Experience super cool playshops (think camp electives, specially crafted for adults!), a camp-wide festival, a zipline, drinks by the lake, sunbathing in hammocks, spontaneous dance parties, an exceptional Shabbat, and so much more!

All night long
Looking for a way to celebrate Shavuot? Join this year’s Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot celebration on Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m.  it’ll go until 4:15 a.m. the next day! You can also join the session before the holiday begins at 7:00 p.m. So join in at Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street and at Center Communities,100 Centre Street, both in Brookline  find more information here!

THINGS WE LOVE
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All the right moves

Baseball season is in full swing! Check out this article about the seven Jewish baseball players to watch in 2017. And even though none of them are on the home team here at Fenway, we’re still rooting for them. (But really, Go Sox!)

THINGS THAT ARE JEWISH
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Shavuot is coming at the end of the month! This celebration of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai begins at sundown on Tuesday, May 30.

And a sure sign that summer is on the way: Shabbat starts later and later every week! Here’s when to light your candles:
  • May 5 | 7:32 p.m.
  • May 12 | 7:40 p.m.
  • May 19 | 7:47 p.m.
  • May 26 | 7:53 p.m.

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