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CJP sends out a bi-weekly email to our partner organizations with updates and resources, with an emphasis on addressing the unique challenges presented by the coronavirus crisis. Members of other organizations can sign up for that email here. This page includes content summaries of the latest email (with a link to the full text), as well as links to content published earlier.
*Updated Thursday, June 10
Don’t miss this opportunity to lock in lower prices for electricity and natural gas. Energy prices are expected to rise as the domestic and international economies expand and usage soars with high summer temperatures. Getting out in front of rising prices is a safe strategy for organizations to protect their budgets.
Our two preferred energy purchasing providers — PowerOptions and Best Practice Energy — are eager to speak with CJP partners about how their programs work, and how to take advantage of market movements now.
To explore opportunities with PowerOptions, please contact Tricia Rush (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-686-1422).
To start the conversation with Best Practice Energy, please contact Jordan Berman (email@example.com, 617-803-4394).
CJP partners who are already enrolled in the W.B. Mason discount program can easily locate a list of over 500 lower-cost, popular items by logging on to wbmason.com and looking under the Favorites menu.
Enroll in our discount program with W.B. Mason to start saving today on office and school supplies. These discounts are available to both new and current customers as long as you are enrolled in the CJP discount program. To get started or learn more, contact Alan Osheroff or call 508-277-5808.
We’re so grateful for the strength and resilience of our partner organizations.
Read We Were Made For This Moment and take a look at all we’ve accomplished together since the coronavirus hit.
We are thrilled to share our annual Jewish Community Organizational Health Report, co-designed with input from many of you. This first report includes feedback from 30 organizations, and we plan to include additional organizations in our future iterations. We look forward to your thoughts — as well as your partnership — as we continue to expand the use of these reports to inform the supports and knowledge sharing that may be valuable to your organizations.
View resources from past synagogue webinars on our Past Webinars page
The Baker administration launched an employer-based vaccination program
The SBA launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance, called Supplemental Targeted Advances. The program will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to one million small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been most severely affected by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Effective April 22, the SBA modified the Targeted EIDL Advance application process to determine if businesses also qualify for the additional $5,000 Supplemental Targeted Advance. SBA will contact eligible business entities to apply and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify for the Supplemental Targeted Advance, an eligible business entity must be in a low-income community, have suffered greater than 50% economic loss, and have 10 or fewer employees.
The IRS and the Treasury Department announced further details of tax creditsavailable under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations
Below are resources, updates, and other resources to help you manage your PPP loan. The program expires on Wednesday, May 31, 2021.
Wednesday, June 23 | 9:00–10:00 a.m. ET | Virtual event via Zoom
Join CJP Board Member Catharyn Gildesgame for this discussion on workforce reenry planning. There are no one size fits all answers to this topic. Our discussion will highlight issues and choice points to consider in planning your organization’s workforce reentry plan as CDC guidelines continue to open opportunities.
Monday, June 21 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Please join Jennifer Weinstock, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at CJP on these open Zoom video calls to ask questions and discuss how we are fundraising during these unpredictable and challenging times.
These convenings will be on break for the summer and will resume in the fall.
Join Zoom Meeting
For Questions or Comments:
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.
Organizational Health Resources:
CJP believes that helping our community partners thrive is fundamental to our work. To this end, we have developed a webpage with resources to help our partners optimize their organization’s performance, focusing on six primary areas of organizational health: Finance, Professional Leadership and Strategy, Development/Fundraising, Board Governance, Marketing, and Infrastructure.