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ADL’s Young Leaders: As the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. iopa AIPAC’s Boston Young Leaders Council: AIPAC’s organizational body for the Greater Boston young professional community and resource on issues relating to the U.S.-Israel relationship. i AJCBoston-ACCESS: Young Jewish leaders advocate for Israel and human rights via diplomatic, interreligious and interethnic outreach. io BIG (Boston Israel Group): BIG is a group of Israeli and American Jewish young adults from the Boston area who care BIG time about Israel. Celebrate Israel and its culture through social and recreational events. Join now and expect to win BIG! ep Birthright Israel NEXT Boston: The official community for Bostonbased Birthright alumni. Whether you got back from your trip three days or three years ago, NEXT reconnects you to your Birthright experience through the vibrant Jewish community here in Boston. ep Boston 3G: An organization that brings together grandchildren of Holocaust survivors by exploring common history to create a social and educational outlet. et The Boston Jewish Film Festival: Presents the best independent films with Jewish themes from around the world at an annual November festival, and throughout the year. erp Boston Jewish Observant Twenties & Thirties (B-JOTT): An independent group dedicated to providing social programming with Jewish themes for the observant young adult (22-35) Jewish communities of Greater Boston. e Boston-Haifa Young Leaders: Connects young adults in Boston and Haifa to share resources, socialize and to help build community. p Boston Maccabi Rugby Football Club: A competitive rugby team welcoming of Jewish and non-Jewish members with varying athletic backgrounds and abilities. A love of the game is most important — with a bit of fitness, anyone can play! eo Boston Russian Jews at Center Makor: Bringing together Boston’s Jewish-Russian community through cultural, religious and community service events in the Boston area. Everyone is welcome! eruo The Boston Synagogue: A warm and welcoming community that serves the needs of the diverse Jews living in downtown Boston. u
Boston Workmen’s Circle: A center for Jewish culture and social justice where people of all ages build community through education, activism, and holiday observances. tuio Cambridge Minyan: A volunteer-led, traditional egalitarian minyan. Meets monthly for spirited Shabbat morning davening, Friday night potluck dinners and other holiday events. u Chai Center: A hub for young Jewish adults to meet, network, socialize and volunteer in a welcoming, congenial, stylish and relaxed setting with a spirited vibe. etuoa Charles River Beit Midrash: Serious text study dedicated to social justice in an open, non-denominational setting for young adults in Brookline, Cambridge and beyond. to CJP Israel Advocacy: Promotes an understanding of Israel and educates others about the mutually beneficial U.S.-Israeli relationship.
rip CJP’s PresenTense Boston Fellowship: Providing young Jewish social innovators with tools and connections to launch new ventures that will inspire and support Greater Boston’s Jewish community. a CJP’s Professional Networks: Provides professionals with opportunities to connect to their peers and colleagues. Events throughout the year help to expand professional networks while broadening awareness of issues impacting the Jewish community. These networks currently include health professions, financial services, lawyers, accountants, and real estate, construction and design. a CJP’s Young Adult Community Grants: Provides funding of up to $5,000 to support innovative community-building programs and capacity-building assistance for promising Jewish young adult organizations. a CJP’s Young Leadership Division: Connects young adults to social events, leadership training and travel programs. By empowering young philanthropists, YLD positively impacts the Jewish community in Boston, Israel and around the world. eo Coed Jewish Sports: Offers softball, volleyball, golf, skiing, hiking and other athletic activities and trips to the Jewish community. A great way to enjoy sports and meet people. e
Congregation Kehillath Israel Young Leaders & KICKS: A Conservative shul and a warm community that hosts monthly young adult events and a soulful Friday night service. tuo Consulate General of Israel to New England: The official representative of the State of Israel in New England. Academia, culture, politics, economy and more. Get to know Israel! p The David Project: An organization dedicated to educating and inspiring strong voices for Israel by empowering student leaders to be collaborative and persuasive advocates for Israel. ip Dnepropetrovsk Young Leaders Group: A partnership between the Jewish communities in Dnepropetrovsk and Boston that provides education about the Dnepropetrovsk Kehillah Project (DKP) and develops young leadership culture. p Eser: Hebrew for “ten,” Eser takes young adults in their 20s and 30s on a journey through “Top Ten” items in various domains. Enjoy stimulating small group discussions lead by a dynamic young leader in a living room setting each winter/spring. t FIDF Young Leadership: Get involved in the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ mission to support Israeli soldiers! Socialize and network at events throughout the year, including Shabbat dinners and parlor meetings with visiting soldiers. They also raise awareness about FIDF’s various programs and host fundraising parties. opa Ganei Beantown Jewish Gardens: Building pluralistic Jewish community through hands-on agriculture and sustainability education framed within Jewish tradition, history and culture. rt Gin & Jews Bar Nights: The Chosen Hour has arrived! Join us for monthly “Jewish” bar nights in Boston. No cover. No lines. Yes, fun. e
Hagshama: The young adult division of the World Zionist Organization. They provide Israel programming for student and young adult communities. p Harvard Hillel: The catalyst for Jewish life at Harvard assembles a dynamic grad and young adult community for social and educational events. et Havurah on the Hill at the Vilna Shul: The go-to place for Jewish young adults looking for monthly Shabbat services, speakers and a great group of friends. eu
JCRC’s Reach Out!: A program for young Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s to engage in meaningful community service across Greater Boston, while developing friendships through shared learning and Jewish experiences. o Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action: A membership organization guided by Jewish values that works to protect civil rights and pursue social and economic justice. io Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters: Enriching the lives of children and of adults with disabilities by establishing and supporting one-to-one relationships with matched, caring volunteers. o JNFuture New England: The gateway for the next generation to the Jewish National Fund for young community leaders committed to the environment and Israel. opa JOIN for Justice: Training young leaders in community organizing as a strategy for social change and Jewish community development. o J-PRO Boston: A professional network that enhances the development and growth of professionals who work in Jewish organizations. a JStreet Boston Young Professionals: The political home for pro-Israel Americans who see a two-state solution as essential to the preservation of the Jewish, democratic state of Israel. ip Jewish Vocational Service: Your one-stop-shop for your career. Network, advance your career and help others do the same. o Keshet: Building LGBT community locally and creating change nationally, working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews in Jewish life. ei Kirva Institute: Helping people build a powerful spiritual practice for personal and social transformation. t Koleinu: Sing with us! Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus, meets on Thursday nights in Newton. No auditions — great fun! (www.koleinu.org) er Ma’ayan: Dedicated to making traditional Jewish text-study available to women, Ma’ayan offers courses, speakers and a range of adult education programs to both women and men. t Mayyim Hayyim: A community mikveh, education center and art gallery that is committed to inclusiveness, diversity and creativity for 21st century Jews. ertuo
The MEM Project: A program that engages individuals through the artistic process as a means to explore Jewish identity and offers Jewish art workshops to young adults in Greater Boston. rto Minyan Tehillah: A minyan in Cambridge that offers spiritually uplifting prayer grounded in halakhah, and maximizes the participation of both men and women. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Shabbat morning of each month, the 3rd Friday night and on many holidays. u Moishe Kavod Jewish Social Justice House: A welcoming and vibrant Jewish community for people in their 20s and 30s, focused on arts and social justice. etuio New Vilna Review: A journal dedicated to exploring modern Jewish life, culture and identity in poetry, prose and the arts. t Prism: The Young Adult Division of the New Center for Arts and Culture brings you Jewish arts and culture remixed. Prism’s interactive programs range from concerts and readings to cooking classes and wine tastings, sparking discussion about arts and culture from a Jewish perspective. r Project YALA: A young adult Israel travel experience and networking alliance that brings Americans, Israelis and Palestinians together to build relationships and find common ground. ep The Rashi Alumni Association: Aims to engage Rashi alumni and further the mission of the school, while fostering critical minds and compassionate hearts. t The Riverway Project: A bold, exciting initiative that connects adults in their 20s and 30s to each other, to Judaism and to Temple Israel of Boston. etu Shalom Y’All: An open and inclusive community that brings Jewish young adults together to be social, to learn and take part in vibrant Jewish life. This initiative of Temple Shalom in Newton offers many ways to plug into the Jewish community. etuo Tremont St. 20s and 30s: Social activities and community-building for young Jewish adults (couples and singles) in Cambridge, Somerville and Arlington. et Young Judaea Israel Programs: Offers wonderful volunteer and internship opportunities in Israel, at various times in the year with subsidies available from MASA and the Israeli government. eop
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