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THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT



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Stay active, Jewishly
Enjoy the warmer weather and spend a day playing sports, socializing, and having fun. Volunteer with CJP and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters for our annual Yom Sport, an event dedicated to connecting people of all abilities through sports. Sign up and join us on Sunday, June 2 at Solomon Schechter Day School. Contact Becca for more information.

THINGS WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT


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Say thanks
There are only a few days left to nominate a deserving CJP leader for the 2019 Circle of Excellence Awards, which include the Growth, Leadership, and Young Leadership Awards. Submit your nomination by filling out this quick and easy form. Don’t worry if you don’t know all the details about your nominee — CJP professionals can help fill in the gaps. Nominations are due this Friday, May 3. For more information, please contact Rachel.

THINGS IN THE CITY


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Scripting a bold future
Fan of “Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce?” “House?” How about “The Kominsky Method?” If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you will recognize this year’s Women's Philanthropy Annual Pomegranate Society & Friends Event keynote speaker: actress and activist Lisa Edelstein. Registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome at the event on Monday, May 6 at the Boston Marriott Newton. Contact Deborah for more info.

It’s our party and we’ll chai if we want to

Dance the evening away at Blue & White Night on Thursday, May 9 for Yom Ha’atzmaut — Israel's Independence Day! Celebrate with hundreds of Jewish young adults and show your pride for the Jewish state. Pre-register to receive a free drink ticket and a discount! Contact Becca with any questions.

Go all in
Looking to try something new? Sign up for Young Women’s Philanthropy's Spring Event: Mahjong — It’s Not Just For Bubbe Anymore! Join us on Tuesday, May 14 as we up our game and share our “Why CJP?” stories. Contact Deborah with questions.

"History is not made by cynics"
Hang out with the woman behind this powerful quote, one of the highest ranking women in Israeli politics in the nation’s history: Tzipi Livni. Join us for a special, free CommUNITY Israel Dialogue conversation between Rabbi Marc Baker, CJP President and CEO, and Tzipi Livni as they discuss life in Israel and America, trends in Jewish life, and more. Register today and we'll see you on Thursday, May 16 in Cambridge! Contact israel@cjp.org for more info.

Dive into “America’s Finest City”
Hop on a coast-to-coast mission with Women's Philanthropy from August 1-4 and learn about doing good while having a great time. We'll visit San Diego and discover the surprising connections between our communities, while learning how we can pursue social justice and welcome newly-arrived immigrants. Sign up for the interest list for more information on applying for this trip. Contact Jillian with questions. 

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 support.

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The story behind the star
Join Hadassah Shawsheen Valley to see the one-woman show, Becoming Dr. Ruth, on Sunday, May 5 in Watertown. Follow her unlikely career path as she escapes Nazi Germany, sets her sight as a sniper in Jerusalem, and then becomes the world's most famous, outspoken, and funny sex therapist. Enjoy dessert, drinks, and mingling prior to the show.

The room where it happens
Share your pride for Israel at AIPAC’s largest gathering of pro-Israel activists in New England. Join community leaders, members of Congress, state officials, and students for the AIPAC New England Leadership Dinner on Sunday, May 5 at the Seaport World Trade Center. As a young adult, you are eligible for a special discounted rate. Advance registration is required.

Speaking from experience
If you think it's hard affording and accessing healthcare, imagine trying to navigate the system without an address or mode of transportation. Hear from medical professional Dr. James O’Connell who has spent his career working to provide healthcare to Boston's unhoused population. Join Vilna Shul and Fenway Community Center for a discussion on Wednesday, May 8 in Boston.

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Looking for your next great, romantic adventure? Honeymoon Israel has the answer! Applications are now open through Monday, June 3 for a trip to Israel with your partner and 19 other couples from the Greater Boston community on December 5-15, 2019. Hear more about the application process, meet trip alumni, and ask questions at our upcoming info sessions: in-person on Tuesday, May 7 at WeWork Fort Point or during our webinar on Monday, May 13.

Head to the theater
Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel’s Indecent is on stage at the Huntington Theater Company through Saturday, May 25. Indecent is a riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama, a fierce indictment of censorship, and a celebration of art and love. Get your tickets today!

THINGS WE LOVE
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Blowing the “Final Whistle on Hate”
Sports has the power to provide a platform not only for those seeking to create a better world, but also for extremists. Hear how two pro soccer clubs, the New England Revolution and England's Chelsea Football Club, are working to combat anti-Semitism with a benefit game in Foxborough on JewishBoston’s latest “The Vibe of the Tribe” podcast. In this powerful episode, Miriam and Dan talk about this unique match with Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, Revolution captain Michael Mancienne, and Revolution goalie Matt Turner, a Jewish player. Tune in to the podcast, then see them play at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, May 15.


THINGS THAT ARE JEWISH
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A holiday for setting things on fire? Well, sort of. Lag BaOmer is the 33rd day between the second night of Passover and the eve of Shavuot (more about that next month). Tradition holds that a severe plague was lifted on this date, which was then celebrated annually with outdoor festivity — bonfires in particular. Sounds like the evening of Wednesday, May 22 and all-day Thursday, May 23 are pretty good times for a BBQ!

And here’s when to light your Shabbat candles this month:
  • Friday, May 3 | 7:28 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10 | 7:35 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17 | 7:43 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24 | 7:49 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31 | 7:55 p.m.

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



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