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Resources for Partner Organizations


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

News and Announcements


Group discounts available

Power and energy purchasing

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 (, 617-686-1422).

To start the conversation with Best Practice Energy, please contact Jordan Berman (, 617-803-4394).

Office and School Supplies

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 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.

Potential health insurance option for organizations with 50 or fewer staff — if interested, please let us know!

  • Based on your expressed interest, CJP has identified an option to provide high-quality health insurance for local Jewish nonprofits with fewer than 50 benefits-eligible staff
  • If interested in exploring this health insurance option for your organization, please complete this short form. If you have any questions, please be in touch directly with Kimberlee Schumacher.

General Information

Read full 6/10 email

You Need a Budget


Resources for exploring sustained collaborations and strategic alliances

Local Jewish organizations in search of office space 

  • Sign up to let other Jewish organizations know that you have office space that you would be interested in renting out 
  • Sign up to learn of spaces that are available to rent

Guide for reporting antisemitic incidents 

Re-employment service for Jewish job seekers 

  • Available at no-cost to members of the Jewish community, regardless of income, learn if the Jewish Re-employment Program (JREP) can help you by filling out this form or emailing  for more information 

CJP Communal Security Initiative

  • Visit the CJP Communal Security Initiative webpage , which provides an overview of the no-cost guidance, training, and resources offered to Jewish institutions in the cities and towns that CJP serves.

Interest-free loans program available

  • Interest-free loans of up to $10,000 are available to individuals and families in the Greater Boston community facing challenging expenses. For more information, see our website or download the flyer.

Our community’s story, one year later

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.

Jewish Community Organizational Health Report

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.

Resources for Synagogues


Massachusetts issues guidance for houses of worship 

Synagogue webinars

View resources from past synagogue webinars on our Past Webinars page

MA Reopening and COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 vaccination appointments and pop-up clinics for employers

Reopening of Massachusetts


Funeral expenses relief from FEMA

Updates from the SBA

  • 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.

Updates from the IRS

  • 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

Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC or ERC)

  • Available through Wednesday, June 30, 2021, to eligible employers who retained employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, find more information about the ERTC on the IRS website


Small Business Administration Loan Program


Federal Paycheck Protection Program funding update

Below are resources, updates, and other resources to help you manage your PPP loan. The program expires on Wednesday, May 31, 2021.


Nonprofit governance bylaws and COVID-19 



Considerations for the Future of Work

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.


Virtual Development Convenings

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

View Past Webinars


External Resources

Additional Resources

For Questions or Comments: 

Financial assistance:
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.