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Chai time!
Get excited for Chai in the Hub, CJP’s annual young adult celebration, on Saturday, February 9! Back at the Royal Sonesta this year, come hear from our speaker Lior Raz, co-creator and star of the award-winning Netflix series Fauda, and dance the night away! Plus, we’ll highlight 10 amazing honorees who are making a tremendous impact in the Greater Boston Jewish community and beyond. Tickets sold out last year, so register todayContact Jeremy for more info.



Use your voice
As young adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community, we value your input. Join CJP’s President and CEO, Rabbi Marc Baker, as his community-wide listening tour, “The 360Five: One Year, Five Questions, Many Voices,” continues on Thursday, January 10 at Temple Israel of Natick, Tuesday, January 15 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, and Tuesday, February 5 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library in Lexington. All events are free and Marc is looking forward to hearing directly from you.

Stand up against homelessness
Greater Boston is in a housing crisis, and our Jewish and broader communities are feeling the effects. Through our new Tzedek (Social Justice) initiative, we're taking action and we want you to join us. Join Ari Barbanell, Executive Director of Winter Walk, at CJP's Kraft Family Building on Monday evening, January 14, for a free session about homelessness in Boston. We will also discuss the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Evicted, which offers a profound portrait of poverty in America. Join us again for Winter Walk on Sunday, February 10, as activists and members of the community march in solidarity with people who are homeless. To RSVP for either opportunity, and to receive your free copy of Evicted, please email Amanda.


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Lawyers and accountants… we’re ready for you!
If you’re in the legal or accounting fields, the Lawyers & Accountants Annual Reception is the can’t-miss event of the year. Join us on Thursday, January 24 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza to connect with other professionals, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and hear from our keynote speaker, David M. Shribman, Executive Editor & Vice President of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. After the event, continue the fun with fellow members of CJP’s Young Lawyers Network at a local bar! Contact Jeremy for more info.

New year, new book
It’s time to get reading! Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in our annual city-wide book read. This winter, hundreds in our Greater Boston community will read Eternal Life, a magical tale from author Dara Horn. Then we'll get together on Tuesday, April 2 for Read On, a free evening with the author at the Back Bay Events Center. Read the New York Times book review and consult our helpful Reader’s Guide! And calling all young women want to participate in a book club for this? We have a program for that!


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

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Join the Riverway Project at Temple Israel in Boston for Soul Food Friday on January 11. This free and engaging Kabbalat Shabbat service is led by Rabbi Jen Gubitz, Riverway Project educator Ryan Leszner and Dor, Riverway’s drummer. After the service, join them for delicious food, good wine, and plenty of schmoozing.

We remember them
Join JCRC and Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Sunday, January 27, for a book talk and signing with Holocaust survivor Sylvia Ruth Gutmann at Barnes & Noble in the Prudential Center. Sylvia will speak about her new memoir, A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan, and a Q&A will follow. Be sure to attend this inspiring and informative event and learn more about Sylvia’s story.
Learning together
Engaged and recently married couples — join Mayyim Hayyim’s five-session seminar, Beyond the Huppah, led by Rabbi Miriam-Simma Walfish. Together with other couples, you will gain tools to solidify a strong partnership and explore different ways to create a Jewish home. Sessions begin on Thursday, January 31, and take place at Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters in Newton. LGBTQ+ and interfaith couples welcome.


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Keeping up with the Maisels
A four-day binge of season two of the hottest (ok, most Jewish) show on Amazon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, led to some questions, which triggered a conversation, which inevitably had to be recorded for JewishBoston’s Vibe of the Tribe podcast. Listen in as hosts Miriam (not Midge… never call her Midge), Dan, and JewishBoston’s parenting reporter, Kara Baskin, tackle the biggest questions of season two: Are those children just a character development device? That seems cruel. Can we forget Paris? We hope so. Must the Catskills summer end? Will Abe’s romper make a cameo appearance next season? Is Joel still a thing? If so, why? Listen in for insight, PG-13 hot takes, and tons of spoilers. Astrid, we salute you.


Great news — the days are starting to get longer! Here’s when to light your Shabbat candles this month:
  • Friday, January 4 | 4:07 p.m.
  • Friday, January 11 | 4:14 p.m.
  • Friday, January 18 | 4:22 p.m.
  • Friday, January 25 | 4:31 p.m.

Questions? Ideas? Let’s chat!
Reply to this email or reach out to Carissa, Assistant, Young Adults.

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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