The Rundown is on summer vacation! Don't worry, you'll still get updates and event invites from us. In the meantime, be sure to read the email below to get all the details on upcoming programming. We look forward to catching up when we're back in September!
THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
This is gonna be good
Come enjoy an evening of socializing and celebrating, all for a great cause! Attend Jewgooders for a bar night on Wednesday, July 24 at Cityside Bar & Grill in Brighton. Save the date and get excited to learn about the important work that CJP is doing through our Social Justice (Tzedek) agenda. Email Jeremy with any questions.
THINGS WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT
Now is the time to give
In just a few short weeks, CJP will be making critical decisions regarding how much support we can offer people in need. Your gift can make a big difference. Today, you can help build communities of learning and action that are welcoming and inclusive, and that bring Jewish wisdom and values to life. Give now!
THINGS IN THE CITY
Step up your game
Interested in hip spaces and fantasy sports? Join CJP’s Young Real Estate Network for a free inside look at the new DraftKings Headquarters in Back Bay on Monday, June 24. Step into the space, which includes a full production studio, café, barber shop, nail salon, and more. Come learn about CJP's work to prevent homelessness and network with other young professionals in the real estate industry. Email Meghan with questions.
Making coastal connections this summer
Travel 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. Send us your information to receive an application for the mission. Email Jillian with questions.
Summer in the city
Save the date for an inspiring summer evening with your Women’s Philanthropy friends: Choose to Connect on Wednesday, July 17 in Peabody. Join us and be among the first to experience Olio, a chic new venue with a long history on the North Shore. We'll also celebrate our Edith Bloch Award recipient, Wendy Polins. Email Judith with questions.
THINGS WE SUPPORT
Each year, CJP helps support programs and organizations throughout our community. Here are some of this month’s events we proudly support.
The Great Jewish Cooking Show
Want to expand your culinary repertoire? Join Yisod and Hebrew College’s Sara Gardner for a three-session series on Sephardic cooking and culture. Learn how to make delicious foods and leave with the skills to wow guests at any Shabbat table. Spice up your Tuesday evenings at Temple Emanuel in Newton: June 4, June 11, and June 18. People at all experience levels are welcome!
A Room of Their Own
Listen to two fabulous local authors — Jenna Blum and Randy Susan Meyers — talk about obsessions. They’ll discuss being Jewish women writers, as well as cultural issues related to food and body image. Join Vilna Shul and head to the Boston Athenæum in Boston on Thursday, June 6, to hear Randy read from her recently released book, Waisted, and find out what Jenna is working on.
Join the Consulate General of Israel to New England at the 49th annual Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8. March with them and be part of the official Israeli delegation! A limited number of “I’m a Proud Israeli” T-shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Go international without leaving Boston
Salud! გაუმარჯოს! ivjeli! Celebrate JDC Entwine’s community-building initiatives in Argentina, the Balkans, and Georgia through an exploration of global Jewish people…and wines. On Tuesday, June 11 in the South End, get a taste of some of the exciting places Entwine — an organization that offers transformative global service experiences — is visiting.
All about that base
Join the annual Jewish Heritage Night at Fenway Park on Thursday, June 13. This year, fans who purchase a ticket for this game through this special offer will receive a limited-edition Red Sox baseball cap with “Champions” in Hebrew. Be sure to arrive early to see The Mensch on Jersey Street and to hear a Jewish choir sing the national anthem.
This could get in tents
Escape to the Berkshires with Trybal Gatherings for “Jewish Summer Camp for Adults,” during Labor Day weekend 2019 in Great Barrington, MA. Relax, recharge, and connect with the Jewish community. Hang out with old friends and meet new ones over campfire storytelling, a silent disco, arts ‘n crafts, a Shabbat Soiree, and so much more.
THINGS WE LOVE
Edelman opens up about faith, football
After traveling to Israel with CJP, Patriots star Julian Edelman began a years-long process of exploring his Jewish identity. On JewishBoston's The Vibe of the Tribe podcast, Dan Seligson, who met Edelman on the Israel trip, spoke to the Super Bowl MVP about his whirlwind offseason, his faith, and football.
THINGS THAT ARE JEWISH
And the winner for best Jewish holiday food is....cheesecake. As a celebration that commemorates receiving the Torah, Shavuot gives us plenty of opportunities to indulge our inner lactose lover. Some say dairy and Shavuot go hand-in-hand because before we received the Torah, we had not yet received the laws about eating meat. Others say it is because the words of Torah should be sweet as milk and honey on the tongue. It’s customary to stay up all night to study Torah on Shavuot — and there’s no way to do that unless you’re powered by cheesecake.
Here’s when to light your Shabbat candles this month:
- Friday, June 7 | 8:00 p.m.
- Friday, June 14 | 8:04 p.m.
- Friday, June 21 | 8:06 p.m.
- Friday, June 28 | 8:07 p.m.
Questions? Ideas? Let’s chat! Reply to this email or reach out to Carissa, Assistant, Young Adults.
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