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Chai time
Last chance to nominate someone for us to honor at Chai in the Hub in February! We know there are some amazing young adults out there who are making our community a better place, but we need you to tell us who they are! Fill out this fabulously easy form to tell us by Wednesday, October 11, and save Saturday, February 3, 2018 for the party of the year.

Hogwarts express
There’s still time to get your tickets and join us for our special live show of the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast on Wednesday, October 18! For this show, the hosts of the super popular podcast will be chatting with a rabbi and using Jewish study practices to see what insight will come from a chapter of the Harry Potter books. Curious? Our guide to the event has answers to all your questions, including whether you should come even if you haven’t read — or don’t think you like — Harry Potter (hint: you should!). You’ll also have the opportunity to schmooze with other young adults and connect with more than 60 organizations in our community. So get your tickets and come to Arts at the Armory in Somerville to join in the fun.



Watch and learn
Now that 5778 is here, it’s time to focus on how we’re going to make the world a better place this year. One of the best ways to do that is through CJP — we’re a diverse community with shared values that keep us connected. Watch our latest video to learn more about who we are, and give now to support our important work in the Jewish community, in the Greater Boston area, and around the world.



New year, new friends
Jump into fall with Women’s Philanthropy TONIGHT! Mix and mingle at Temple Emanuel in Newton as you learn how the women of our community are raising their voices, giving back, and repairing the world – and how you can join them. We’ll also hear from Shira Goodman, CEO of Staples, about how her Jewish values influence her leadership. Walk-ins are welcome!

Don’t follow. LEADS. 
It’s time to sign up for LEADS! Join other young adults in their 20s and 30s for this comfortable, social, nine-session introduction to all the amazing things CJP and the Greater Boston Jewish community have to offer. We’ll engage in small group discussions at a volunteer’s home, share Shabbat dinner, and cap off some sessions by meeting up with other LEADS groups! Space is limited, so
register now

Fall back? Give back.
Want to do some tikkun olam as Thanksgiving approaches? Join 75 students and young adults and volunteer with Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly in Brighton or Daily Table, a Dorchester food bank, as part of IACTcares Fall Service Day on Sunday, November 5. Reserve your spot today!


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

Alexis has arrived

Curtain call
Keshet Cabaret 2017 is here! Our entertainer extraordinaire for the evening is Alexis Michelle, NYC’s premiere theatrical drag queen and a top-five contestant on last season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (yaaass!), so you know it’ll be an amazing show. Join us on Thursday, October 19 at Club Café to dance, drink, and schmooze — and enter a raffle for fabulous prizes to support Keshet’s work for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

Back to nature
Get out of the city and join Ganei Beantown at Powisset Farm in Dover for a community-wide celebration of Sukkot (which was traditionally a harvest festival). Activities will include building and decorating a sukkah, helping with the harvest, learning about honey bees, and pressing apple cider, and there will be plenty of songs and stories to share. Sign up now!

Shake your lulav
If celebrating closer to home is more your style, join the Riverway Project and Ganei Beantown on Tuesday, October 10 to prepare and enjoy a harvest feast under the sukkah at Temple Israel of Boston. You’ll also have the chance to shake the lulav, another Sukkot tradition. Come to cook at 6 p.m. or to eat at 7 p.m., but you must buy your tickets ahead of time, because this amazing event sells out every year!
No more hate
ADL New England is bringing Christian Picciolini to tell his story and help us understand the hate that’s so prevalent in the world today. Christian, a former neo-Nazi, now directs EXIT USA, an organization dedicated to helping people gain the knowledge necessary to counter all types of racism and violent extremism. Join us for this fascinating conversation on Thursday, October 19.

Take a break
Experience Shabbat in a new way on November 4 at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville with the Jewish Arts Collaborative. Take some time to unplug from the world and climb, meditate, practice yoga, experience VR, make art, drink custom-made Mem Teas, and have meaningful conversations facilitated by Skip the Small Talk. It all ends with an alternative Havdalah experience that ends Shabbat and could change the way you see “The Break” that comes every week on Shabbat.

Thinking caps on
The Northeast Arc and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation are launching a new competition to bring disruptive, startup thinking to the ways society includes those with disabilities. They intend to give away up to $200,000 in funding this year. While the deadline has passed to sign up for the competition, see the amazing ideas people are working on at the Changing Lives Through Innovation event on November 15. Get more details and sign up today.


raising hope

Oh, baby!
Did you or someone you know recently welcome an adorable tiny human into your life? We’re ready to welcome them and their family to the Jewish community! Learn more and sign up for a friendly, convenient, pressure-free home visit and gift from our Welcome Baby! program.


Now that the High Holidays are over, it’s time for Sukkot! Build your sukkah so you’re ready to share a meal under the stars. Sukkot begins Wednesday, October 4, at sundown and continues until Shemini Atzeret on October 12 and Simchat Torah on October 13.

Here’s when to light your Shabbat candles on Friday nights:
  • October 6 | 5:57 p.m.
  • October 13 | 5:46 p.m.
  • October 20 | 5:35 p.m.
  • October 27 | 5:25 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
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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