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CJP is pleased to offer a number of resources, available at no cost to our partners, including opportunities for: leadership and professional development, knowledge-sharing and networking, communal security supports, group discounts, and more to help strengthen your organization and our community.
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*Updated Tuesday, November 23
Monday, November 29 | 6:15 p.m. ET
New England Holocaust Memorial, Boston, MA
We invite you – our partners – to gather with us in solidarity against antisemitism at our community menorah lighting at the New England Holocaust Memorial, hosted by JCRC and CJP. We will join together on the second night of Hanukkah with our community and interfaith partners, civic leaders, and elected officials to publicly reaffirm our commitment to teaching about the consequences of hate and unchecked bigotry.
Featured speakers include: Jeremy Burton, JCRC Executive Director; Rabbi Marc Baker, CJP President and CEO; Rev. Laura E. Everett, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches; Rev. Carrington Moore, Director of Community Organizing for King Boston; Rep. Jeff Roy; and Rabbi Elaine Zecher of Temple Israel Boston. Full speaker list in formation.
Special musical performance by the Gann Academy ShenaniGanns
Co-sponsors: ADL, AJC, Consulate General of Israel to New England, Israeli American Council, and American Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors of Greater Boston
Hanukkah is a holiday that's steeped in history, yet always evolving as we adapt cherished traditions to meet the moment in which we’re living. Thanks to all the partners who have already shared their stories and photos on Hanukkah: Then & Now. It's not too late to share your memories and your hopes with the Greater Boston Jewish community.
Sunday, November 28–Monday, December 6
Free to the public
Brighter Revealed is an illuminated mobile art display by artists Tova Speter and Emily Bhargava focused on sharing the light and vibrancy we each have to offer. Commissioned by JArts and incorporating artwork created by students and local partners throughout the Greater Boston area, this large-scale beacon will reveal the inner strength and bright spirit contained within our community.
Thursday, December 2 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. ET | Board Chairs and CEOs
Thursday, December 2 | 11:00–12:00 p.m. ET | Rabbis, teachers, and educators
Spark is a Boston Jewish community journey of leadership, learning, travel, and connection, anchored by the celebration of Israel’s 75th Independence Day in 2023. Mega-Israel experiences, in addition to other smaller Israel experiences, will serve as catalyst for learning, action, and community building during this time and beyond.
Join us on Thursday, December 2, for an informational drop-in session to ask questions, hear how Spark will include and benefit your organization, and learn more about timeline and plans. We promise the sneak peek will spark excitement and we look forward to building and designing this new and innovative community initiative together.
To RSVP for either session, or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy an introduction from CJP’s Vice President of Partnerships & Services, Kimberlee Schumacher and JArts Executive Director Laura Mandel in conversation with this season’s new Community Creative Fellows! Learn from Israeli interdisciplinary artist, puppeteer, storyteller, and medical clown Rotem Goldenberg and Dominican-American/Jewish-American screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer Paloma Valenzuela as they share their artist stories. Discover how these extraordinary creators plan to bring their creative talents and energies to communities in the Greater Boston Area over the course of this fellowship.
The Community Creative Fellowship, powered by CJP and JArts, is the first of its kind in the country – an opportunity for us as a community to be part of the creative process with two top Jewish artists.
Last month CJP’s Research, Evaluation, and Measurement team hosted a session with Project Evident to share information and request input for CJP’s Strategy and Impact Department’s Theory of Change. More than 15 professionals from across 14 organizations attended the session.
This memo details what we heard and the implications for CJP and our work together with all of you. We are grateful for your input and feedback! For questions, please contact Shani Wilkes, Associate Vice President, Research and Evaluation.
The affordability, accessibility, and safety of menstrual products have significant implications for a person’s health, self-esteem, and overall well-being. In efforts to address the issue of menstrual equity in Massachusetts, the "I AM." bill is working its way through the legislative process and would provide access to free menstrual products to individuals in schools, shelters, and prisons. At CJP, we're committed to making menstrual products complimentary in our office building in Boston.
We welcome you to consider the impact that taking action in your own organizations, schools, and synagogues will have on the people who walk through your buildings. Learn more and consider taking advantage of CJP’s group purchasing discount opportunities through both W.B. Mason and Yankee Alliance to help you provide menstrual products in your organizations.
CJP’s Communal Security Initiative is pleased to offer an AED at no cost to qualifying synagogues, Chabads, Hillels, Jewish preschools and early learning centers, and Jewish day schools within the CJP catchment area. In order to receive an AED through this program, all institutions must have a minimum of five staff/volunteers who are currently certified in CPR/First Aid/AED. If your organization does not have staff who meet these criteria at this time, we are happy to schedule free training and certifications.
Please note that a limited number of AEDs are available. If you are interested in receiving a free AED or medical training for your institution, please email Nora.
Group purchasing enables organizations to negotiate lower prices and preferable terms with product and service providers. Please visit our main page, as well as our separate pages on office supplies and power and energy. Bookmark our page to keep up with savings opportunities!
We also have a new Frequently Asked Questions page page for our partners interested in group purchasing opportunities with W.B. Mason.
Save money and the environment with Community Solar
Best Practice Energy offers Community Solar, a program that can reduce your electricity bills and positively impact the environment without having to install panels on your property. Joining is easy and does not affect your current third-party electricity supply agreement.
To join or if you have any questions, please email Jordan Berman, Director of Energy Services, or call 401-594-2308.
In addition to our group purchasing arrangements in office supplies and power and energy, we hope you'll take time to learn more about the discounts available through our newest provider, Yankee Alliance.
Yankee Alliance offers a wide variety of saving on products and services including cleaning and janitorial supplies, IT equipment, and print services. Joining is free and gives your organization access to deep discounts and an employee perks program.
W.B. Mason, a preferred provider for office and school supplies, offers negotiated, fixed pricing on 550 of the items most frequently ordered by our organizations, as well as discounts on everything else available from W.B. Mason, rebates, and great terms.
PowerOptions is a woman-run nonprofit that exclusively serves nonprofits. They help customers procure electricity, liquid natural gas, and solar energy, looking holistically at your organization’s energy demand and tailoring a solution to address your goals.
Organizational Health Resources
Discover resources to help optimize your organization’s performance in six key areas.
Leveraging Expertise to Advance Partners (LEAP) Seminars
Access knowledge and advice from experts in our community in order to strengthen collaboration and organizational capabilities.
Lock down great deals and opportunities to save on office supplies and/or power and energy.
Communal Security Initiative (CSI)
Access trainings, assessments, consultations, grant opportunities, and more to help meet the safety and security needs of the Greater Boston Jewish community.
View recordings and slide decks from past presentations.
Pro-bono Legal, Real Estate, and Business Services
Explore a list of firms and services that may offer assistance.
Questions or comments?
Monday, November 29 | 12:00 p.m. ET
In early 2022, funds will be available from the Department of Homeland Security under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to protect faith-based and other communal institutions.
The federal grant process is highly competitive and can be quite complex for the uninitiated. Join JFNA and learn from experts, including FEMA grant program managers and the Secure Community Network (SCN), about how to navigate this opportunity. This event is the first in a series about the NSGP and will be held in conjunction with #ShineALight, a national initiative to spotlight Jewish pride and the dangers of antisemitism in all its forms.
Dues Structures That Represent Your Community
November 18, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. | with Caroline Dorn and Ellie Goldman
Virtual event for synagogue leaders
Finding the right dues model for your congregation is one of the central challenges of today's synagogue. Our financial systems must reflect Jewish values and assist in growing congregational communities, while covering expenses and planning for strong futures. Join Caroline Dorn and Ellie Goldman of Real Time Strategy to learn about best practices for successful financial models and making the right choices to structure your membership. This 90-minute session will allow time for Q&A.
Building on the success of our previous LEAP sessions (Leveraging Expertise to Advance Partners Initiative), we offer a series that is specifically for synagogue leaders.
View resources from past synagogue webinars on our Past Webinars page
Building on the success of our convenings for Jewish nonprofit professionals that we launched last year for development professionals and CEOs, we are expanding to the areas of finance and human resources. These convenings provide opportunities for professionals to gather (virtually) and discuss timely topics, share knowledge, seek advice, and build relationships with colleagues in related professional areas.
We encourage you to invite your colleagues to join, and welcome your participation to help shape these groups, suggest discussion topics, and ask questions.
If you have questions or want to offer input into the design of these or other convenings of Jewish nonprofit professionals, please contact Kimberlee Schumacher, VP of Partnerships & Services, at email@example.com.
With Jennifer Weinstock, CJP’s Senior Vice President of Philanthropy
Meeting ID: 963 5748 2549 | Passcode: 061381
2021 | Mondays
December 13 | 3:00 p.m. ET
2022 | Mondays
January 10 | 10:00 a.m. ET
February 28 | 3:00 p.m. ET
March 14 | 10:00 a.m. ET
April 11 | 3:00 p.m. ET
May 16 | 10:00 a.m. ET
June 20 | 3:00 p.m. ET
With Kimberlee Schumacher, CJP’s Vice President of Partnerships and Services
Meeting ID: 941 5828 2161 | Passcode: 485674
January 31 | 12:00 p.m. ET
March 28 | 12:00 p.m. ET
May 9 | 12:00 p.m. ET
With David Strong, CJP’s Chief Financial Officer
Meeting ID: 959 1984 0460 | Passcode: 025460
January 24 | 11:00 a.m. ET
April 4 | 11:00 a.m. ET
With Rachael Weisz, CJP’s Chief People Officer
Meeting ID: 937 9471 9994 | Passcode: 529508
Monday, January 24 | 10:00 a.m. ET
Thursday, May 12 | 3:00 p.m. ET
View our annual Jewish Community Organizational Health Report, which includes feedback from 30 organizations.
Read We Were Made For This Moment and take a look at all we’ve accomplished together since the coronavirus hit.