Don't miss Drew Levy: Marketing in the New Normal
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Dear Friends,

One of the many challenging aspects of leading during this pandemic is the reality that we, as leaders, must be as planful as possible and at the same time be aware of and responsive to new information. This week, Governor Baker announced new guidelines for the first phase of reopening, which includes allowing houses of worship to once again welcome congregants, although with modifications in place. CJP remains here to share resources and support, including for our congregational partners who are in the midst of making decisions and adaptations.

We hope you find this reentry information helpful, particularly the pro-bono resources on our Resources for Partner Organizations page.

And you won’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity to get answers to some of your most pressing marketing and communications challenges that we face in this transitional time. We're excited to hear from marketing expert Drew Levy (see the new webinar info below), who will address everything from marketing and messaging for virtual and in-person events and hesitancy around reopening. We hope to see you online!

With gratitude for your leadership,

Sarah Abramson, PhD
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Impact

Kimberlee Schumacher, MBA
Vice President, Partnerships and Services


           Resources for Partner Organizations
           New Webinars
           Previously Recorded Webinars
           CJP Coronavirus Emergency Fund


Massachusetts Issues Guidance for Houses of Worship
On Monday, Governor Baker and his administration released guidance for Phase 1 of reopening Massachusetts, which addresses houses of worship. Specific details for houses of worship, along with resources and checklists, can be found here. Additional details are on the Reopening Massachusetts webpage and CJP’s Communal Security Initiative page. The Resources for Partner Organizations page will also be kept updated with any new information.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Information from the SBA
Last week, the Small Business Administration released its standard application and instructions for PPP loan forgiveness. Borrowers must complete the application and submit it to the lender. Details, resources, and a loan forgiveness calculator can be found on Nutter’s website.


Marketing in the “New Normal,” featuring Drew Levy
Thursday, June 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Join marketing expert Drew Levy for a webinar on outreach in the new normal. Topics will include: promoting your virtual events, encouraging openness to in-person events as they are possible, and creating hybrid in-person/virtual events. We’ll discuss tone, marketing and messaging, and positive ways of connecting. Learn more about Drew.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Any organization that attends the webinar will have access to at least one individualized follow-up session with Drew in the immediate weeks following the webinar. Please RSVP to Nina with your name, email address, organization’s name, and your title.

Celebrating Inclusion: Opening Doors to Jewish Community
Wednesday, May 27 │7:30–8:30 p.m.
Though we will not be able to gather in person for our annual Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project spring event, we invite you to join us online. Celebrate with us at Together in Harmony: An Evening of Celebration featuring Neshama Carlebach and Rabbi Menachem Creditor. Please pre-register.

More information can be found here.

View our previously recorded webinars from this series.

Virtual Development Convenings

Hosted by Jennifer Weinstock,

Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at CJP
Mondays, June 1, June 15, and June 29 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.


After attending Jennifer Weinstock’s development webinar in March, many people requested follow-up opportunities for open conversations about fundraising issues arising during this time. Please join Jennifer on these open Zoom video calls to ask questions and discuss how we are fundraising during these unpredictable and challenging times.


(with slide decks where available)

Explore recordings of past webinars and view related materials.


Stay up to date on our weekly grants to our partner organizations from the CJP Coronavirus Emergency Fund.

The Emergency Fund has raised $2.04 million from more than 1,400 donors. We are grateful for this outpouring of support, and we are proud of how all of you at our partner agencies have used these funds to respond to critical needs.

CJP is focused on the health and well-being of our entire community. Visit’s Coronavirus Community Resources page for up-to-the minute information to stay connected, prepared, and informed. If you or someone you know in our community needs financial assistance during these difficult days, please visit the CJP Warmline or call the Warmline at 1-800-CJP-9500.

CJP welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, and sexual orientations.

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