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Sonic runs

Have a field day
Yom Sport is coming up this Sunday, June 3! CJP and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters are still 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. Online registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome!

Kenya come with us?
We’re looking for 12 ambitious change-makers for the second Project Inspire journey to Kenya August 26–September 5. We’ll explore sustainable innovation and learn how Israel is improving, enriching, and saving lives. This trip (which is mostly paid for by CJP!) is open to young adults (ages 2540) with proven leadership skills and who will share their experience with the Boston community upon returning from Kenya. Learn more and apply here — the deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, June 4 at noon! 



Increase your impact
Want to help us secure $100,000 for our community? The CJP 2018 Annual Campaign closes on June 30, and if 1,000 caring people like you give a donation before then, our Co-chairs will contribute $100,000 to support CJP programs! Your participation matters more than the amount you give. Please don’t wait — $100,000 is on the line! Help us reach this goal by donating now.


cool graffiti art

Make your mark
Come transform a Somerville warehouse into the streets of Tel Aviv on Tuesday, June 19. israel360 has invited graffiti artist Murielle Cohen to offer a peek into Israel’s public art scene, and then we’ll get out the paints and create our own masterpieces. A soundtrack from Israeli DJ Itay Shlayer and kosher apps are also on the menu — and your first drink is free. This year-end event promises to be one of our biggest and most colorful yet. 

Northern stars
Every summer, Women’s Philanthropy gathers on the North Shore for Choose to Connect. Take a break from the city and join us in Swampscott on Tuesday, July 17 for an inspirational evening featuring CJP's incoming President and CEO, Rabbi Marc Baker. Watch your email for more details. 

Coming soon
The next Jewgooders event is coming up in July — it’ll be an evening of schmoozing over drinks with other young adults who want to give back. More details coming soon!

Plan ahead
Believe it or not, the High Holidays are on their way! If that’s making you realize that you don’t know where you’ll attend services, we can help. Our High Holiday Ticket Match program offers young adults free or low-cost tickets at synagogues and minyans across the Greater Boston area so you can find the right services for you. More information is coming in August.


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

Papi world series

Play ball!
Tuesday, June 5, is Jewish Heritage Night at the Red Sox game, and Yachad has your ticket! Sign up now, because seats are going fast. Meet us at Fenway or meet us in Brookline at 6:00 p.m. to take the T together. It’ll be a home run of an evening!

Bikes and brews
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE), Commonwheels Bicycle Co-op, and the Allston-Brighton Health Collaborative are launching Cycling Without Age with an amazing early summer block party on Thursday, June 7. This new program will serve the older adults at JCHE’s Brighton campus, so come support their amazing work while enjoying complimentary Aeronaut Brewery beer and delicious wine.

Stand together
The annual Yom HaShoah commemoration at the New England Holocaust Memorial is doubling as a Rededication to Resiliency after the incidents of vandalism last year. Join with our community on Sunday, June 10, as we remember those who died and commit to persevering against hatred and bigotry.

Chill with TRIBE1187 from Temple Ohabei Shalom with a yoga class and meaningful meditation based on Jewish values and blessings on Sunday, June 10. Have to miss it? There’s one every month! Online ticket sales end 24 hours before class begins, so get yours today.

Comedian central
What’s funnier than comedy? Talking about WHY things are funny. We’re kidding, of course, but there will be plenty of both at the Boston Jewish Film Festival’s A Night of Humor and Conversation, featuring author William Novak. In addition to being the author of two dozen books and the co-editor of The Big Book of Jewish Humor, he’s also dad to The Office’s BJ Novak. Laugh the night away on Monday, June 11.

Sing it loud
Havurah on the Hill at The Vilna Shul invites you to their June Kabbalat Shabbat: Opera to Entrepreneurship on Friday, June 15. This evening will feature Kabbalat Shabbat services, dinner, and a riveting discussion with opera singer and entrepreneur Gabriel Gunsberg. No need to register for this free event, but check all the details you need.

Calling all campers
Get back to your roots at Trybal Gatherings’ all-inclusive summer camp weekend September 6–9 in the Berkshires! The experience offers 40+ classic activities like color war, ropes course, archery, and campfires, with a 20s-and-30s Boston twist – think beer-tasting, pickling, silent disco, open bar, bubble soccer, synergy yoga, a Shabbat soirée, and so much more. This is Trybal's most popular weekend, so save your spot now


bye bye

School’s out
It’s finally summer in New England, and we can’t wait to have some fun in the sun. The Rundown is going on vacation, but we’ll see you in September to get 5779 started in style. Until then, have a great summer!


The latest Shabbats of the year happen this month – enjoy the extra hours of sunshine! Here’s when to light your Shabbat candles in June:

  • June 1 | 7:56 p.m.
  • June 8 | 8:01 p.m. 
  • June 15 | 8:05 p.m.
  • June 22 | 8:06 p.m.
  • June 29 | 8:07 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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