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Add Your Strength.

Dear friend, Jewish wisdom tells us that we each have the power—and the responsibility—to make the world a better place. And when we combine our talents, strengths and resources—something amazing happens. Our impact, and our ability to change the world, grows exponentially. What will I add? How will I change the world around me? As the new Jewish year unfolds, each of us will begin to answer these questions. However you choose to participate, CJP will ensure that your gift has the greatest impact. Whether it’s lending a hand to a local family in need, or nurturing a child’s love of Judaism, or creating a personal connection to Israel—together, we can touch the lives of thousands of people here at home, and around the world. We’re excited for all that the year ahead holds, and hope that you’ll continue to add your strength to the CJP community. With gratitude,

Barry Shrage

Sari Anne Rapkin


Chair, Board of Directors

add your strength. our priority:

Caring and Social Justice


our priority:

Israel and Overseas


our priority:

Future Generations


giving options at cjp

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A Legacy to Inspire

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Sound Investments, Strong Community

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Adding our voices:

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A Message from the Campaign Chairs

add your


strength. We’re bound by common goals, and inspired by shared values—yet your gift is as individual as you are. Whether you give time, talent or financial support—your contribution is uniquely valuable. When you add your strength, we have the power to transform our community.


Your gift will help us to:

help vulnerable seniors by providing the services they need to live healthy, independent lives


Meet the urgent needs of families in crisis by providing

help people with disabilities achieve their potential

food, housing, employment counseling and healthcare services

through specialized employment services and social enrichment programs

Our Prio rity : C ar i n g an d Soci al J u st i ce

working to overcome challenges ARIEL’s Story: Ariel R. knows where he’s going, he just needs a little help getting there. “He knows every subway system, every bus route in Boston,” says his mother, June R. “Most people with Asperger Syndrome have a passion—Ariel loves the MBTA. He would be thrilled to commute to work every day.” But for Ariel, a 24-year-old high school graduate, finding and keeping a job has been an insurmountable challenge. “Now that he’s out of school and he’s not working, he doesn’t have any social connection,” says June. “For Ariel, working is about being productive, doing things for others and not being isolated. Without a job, he really doesn’t have much of a life.” CJP’s groundbreaking new Transitions to Work program will help young people like Ariel with specialized job training, ongoing support and job placement opportunities. Honoring the Jewish imperative to care for all who are in need, CJP united the efforts of Jewish Vocational Service, Hebrew SeniorLife and the Ruderman Family Foundation to make this project possible. With your support this year, we’re uniquely positioned to help thousands of people with disabilities to reach their potential.

Transitions to Work is a breakthrough for the disability community and it will begin to answer an unmet need.

We’re hoping that others will follow our lead, and invest

in CJP as the most effective way to help the thousands of people with disabilities who are still in need of employment services.

Jay Ruderman President, Ruderman Family Foundation


Your gift will help us to:

Advocate for Israel by

highlighting the economic and social benefits of a close IsraelMassachusetts relationship


Care for people in need in Israel and overseas

Create connections between

Jews in Boston and Israel through travel and exchange programs

Our Prio rity : Is rae l an d Ove r s e as

let them know they are not alone sigal’s Story: “We feel so alone in this struggle,” says Sigal H., a mother who is raising her three children—each of whom has a learning disability—in the impoverished Kiryat Eliezer neighborhood of Haifa. “Here, there are not enough activities for the younger kids, especially those with special needs,” says Sigal. “The programs that do exist are too expensive for us. It’s no life for these little children.” Though she feels alone, there are hundreds of families in Haifa just like Sigal’s, who are struggling to meet their children’s basic needs. Your gift will help us sustain CJP’s new Parent Partnership Program, designed to give these families access to affordable afterschool programs, preventative medical care and classes on effective parenting. By adding your strength, you can transform a neighborhood—and Israel’s future.

The Parent Partnership Program will make a difference

in our community by saving one young life at a time. We’re

helping young adults become better parents, and making sure our children succeed in school. Neighborhood by

neighborhood, we’re creating a brighter future for Israel. Judy Gantz Co-chair, Parent Partnership Program Boston-Haifa Connection Haifa, Israel


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Your gift will help us to:

Engage Families with Young Children in

Jewish life with affordable events and classes


Support innovative Jewish learning

Increase Enrollment at Jewish Day Schools

Enrich Jewish life on College Campuses

in synagogues and in the community

and improve affordability

with onsite coordinators and student-designed programs

Our Prio rity : Fu t u re Ge n e rat i on s

inding thethatstrength comes from community Aimee and Sabrina’s story: “Camp is their happy place. If Aimee and Sabrina could go to Eisner Camp every day of the year, they would,” says their great aunt and guardian, Sandy G. This year, the girls need a happy place more than ever before. Last winter, they lost their father, Jonathan, after a long battle with cancer. “Jon first sent Aimee to Jewish overnight camp three years ago, and it changed her life. She loves being Jewish. She can’t wait to go to Israel. And now that her sister is old enough for camp, she loves it, too,” says Sandy. Both before and after Jon’s death, the Jewish community rallied around the family. CJP contributed camping scholarships to ensure that during this difficult, formative time, both girls will continue to strengthen their connection to the Jewish community. “We would not be where we are, we would not be who we are, if it weren’t for CJP and the Jewish community,” says Sandy. Your gift to CJP can help kids like Aimee and Sabrina—the future of our community­­—experience the joy of participating in Jewish life.


Research shows that as adults, campers are

more likely to attend synagogue, more likely to be emotionally attached to Israel and more likely to give to a Jewish charity. But you don’t need to ask

a researcher why camp matters—just ask one of the hundreds of kids who are going to camp this summer because of CJP. Engage young adults in Jewish life and

develop new leaders

Jennifer Slifka Vidal Chair, CJP’s Camping Task Force


Add your What kind of a difference do you want to make in the world? At CJP, we know that what you give—and how you give—are choices that are as individual as you are. Together, we can bring our shared vision for our Jewish community to life.

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Annual Campaign

Designated Giving

Your Annual Campaign gift supports projects and programs in the year ahead. Your gift is put to work immediately to address issues impacting our local community and our extended global family. A strong Annual Campaign gives us the resources to meet today’s needs, even as we plan for our future.

At CJP, we have opportunities for designated giving that harness the synergy between your philanthropic passions and our community’s priorities. If you routinely give to the Annual Campaign at the Major Gifts level, you may also want to discuss options for making a strategic gift to support specific CJP projects or initiatives that are close to your heart. To make the maximum impact, consider creating a multi-year gift. You’ll enjoy tax benefits over multiple years, while our CJP community can plan ahead with confidence. The Major Gifts level starts at $10,000.


giving options at cjp


Donor Advised Funds

Gifts to CJP’s endowment help to sustain our community by providing a perpetual stream of funding for critically important programs and initiatives. Through a planned gift or a generous donation today you can:

You can establish a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with CJP to help you manage and simplify your charitable giving and build a tradition of family philanthropy. CJP will handle all administrative matters, allowing you and your family to focus on supporting the charities that are important to you.

• P  erpetuate a gift in your name to the Annual Campaign • E  stablish a restricted endowment fund to benefit specific areas of interest or partner organizations • G  row our unrestricted endowment to meet the community’s most urgent needs

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A strong Jewish community is our inheritance from the

past, and our gift to the future. Through my endowment, I can ensure a better tomorrow for future generations. robin polishook lion of judah endowment created in 2003

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a tolegacy inspire future generations paul’s Story: Paul Wotitzky (z”l) led an extraordinary life—and left an equally extraordinary bequest to the Jews of Greater Boston. Born in Austria in 1927, Paul became deaf after suffering a childhood illness. As a teen, his family fled the Nazis, eventually finding refuge in what was then known as Palestine. In 1957, he left Israel and spent the rest of his life in Boston. In an act of enormous generosity and faith, Paul willed virtually his entire estate to CJP upon his death. His sole stipulation was that his bequest support Jewish religious education.

Carol (z”l) and Paul Wotitzky (z”l)

“Paul cared about Jewish history, about Israel and what was happening to Jews,” explains his cousin, Karen Pearl. “He loved to go to the library, he loved reading and he had a wealth of knowledge about history and current events.” “This gift is benefitting Jewish learners throughout Greater Boston—from preschoolers, to seniors, to children with special needs, to day schools, synagogues and camps,” says CJP President Barry Shrage. “Especially during the recession, this gift was invaluable in helping us to continue funding and improving Jewish education.” Indeed, through CJP’s careful management, Paul’s original gift has grown by nearly $1 million, while providing $100,000 of support for education initiatives each year. By making a gift to CJP, Paul has transmitted his love of learning to future generations of Jewish learners. His greatest wish will come true: they will never forget their people’s past.

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sound investments CJP invests the endowments of our community’s most cherished organizations through the Jewish Community Endowment Pool, LLP (JCEP). Today, more than three dozen local organizations entrust their philanthropic capital to CJP’s careful and prudent oversight. JCEP is overseen by CJP’s expert Board of Managers, and has had historically strong investment performance, protecting our community’s resources even during the most difficult of times. JCEP participants as of july 1, 2011 Adams Street Shul Alef-Bet Child Care Beth Israel Senior Citizens Housing Camp Ramah of New England Camp Yavneh Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, Sudbury Congregation Beth Israel of Malden Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Chestnut Hill

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

Synagogue Council of Massachusetts

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

Temple Aliyah, Needham

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly Jewish Family & Children’s Service Jewish Vocational Service Jewish Women’s Archives Maimonides School The Rashi School

Facing History and Ourselves

Saval Charitable Trust

Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston

Gann Academy–The New Jewish High School of Greater Boston

South Area Solomon Schechter Day School

Temple Beth Avodah, Newton Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham Temple Emanuel, Newton Temple Emunah, Lexington Temple Isaiah, Lexington Temple Israel, Boston Temple Israel of Natick Temple Reyim, Auburndale Temple Shaare Tefilah, Norwood Temple Shalom of Newton Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland

Hebrew College

For more information on investing your organization’s endowment with CJP, please contact Charlie Glassenberg, Associate Vice President, Gift Planning and Investment Partnerships, at or 617-457-8540.

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nd investments

strong community

TOTAL DONOR SUPPORT Beyond the Annual Campaign, total donor support for CJP includes gifts to Donor Advised Funds, endowment and funding for special projects.

TOTAL DONOR SUPPORT (figures in millions) Annual Campaign $42.4


Special Projects $5.5 Donor Advised Funds* $75.1


Endowment $3.8


For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, total donor support across all forms of giving is projected to be $126.8 million.


* Total gifts to DAFs were $80.3 million. The amount shown above is net of DAF grants to CJP’s Annual Campaign.

TOTAL assets under management (figures in millions) JCEP Partners Donor Advised Funds

$700 $600

Trusts and CGA’s


Restricted Endowment


Unrestricted Endowment

$300 $200

As of June 30, 2011, total assets under management were $628 million.

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adding our voices in support of cjp

“Having a strong Jewish Federation is critical. The torch has been passed to our generation, and it’s our responsibility, and also our opportunity, to ensure that CJP continues to grow and prosper so that it has the required resources to carry out its important mission in our community.” — Dale Okonow

Co-chair, 2012 Annual Campaign

“My family has always believed that everyone has a communal responsibility, that generosity doesn’t depend on wealth and that there is always someone in need of help. CJP touches the lives of tens of thousands of people; whether you give resources, time or expertise to CJP, you are making someone’s life better.” — Judith A. Kaye

Co-chair, 2012 Annual Campaign

what will you add? Whether you’re making an Annual Campaign gift, or building a lasting legacy through an endowment fund—CJP is a partner you can trust. Call us, and start the conversation today. 617-457-8500


Barry Shrage President Carol Lobron Chief Operating Officer Gil Preuss Executive Vice President Zamira Korff Senior Vice President, Development Judy Shapiro Senior Vice President, Marketing and Administration David H.N. Strong Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Lisa Kolgraf Vice President, Marketing Barbara Ridge Vice President, Human Resources DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Charles S. Glassenberg Associate Vice President, Gift Planning and Investment Partnerships Amy Mitman Associate Vice President, Development Seth Rosenzweig Associate Vice President, Major Gifts Sami Sinclair Director, Affinities Cyndi Stone Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship

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

CJP rates in top 6% at Charity Navigator In 2011, CJP received its fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of non-profits. Only 6% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have five or more consecutive 4-star ratings. The period reviewed—fiscal year 2009—was one of the most challenging in recent history, due in part to the struggling economy.

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