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GeT INvolved with BoSToN’S 20s and 30s JeWISh CommuNITy!


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

Searching for ways to get involved in Jewish life? you’re holding the Key to more than 60 Jewish young adult organizations in Greater Boston! Follow this color-coded guide to find your path:

e Social/Recreation/Travel r Arts and Culture t Jewish Learning u Religious i Activist/Political o Volunteer/Social Justice p Israel and Overseas a Business/Entrepreneurship/Networking


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. oi BIG – Boston Israel Group: A social group of young adults who get together to learn about aspects of Israeli society and to have a good time. Find them on Facebook! ep Birthright Israel NeXT Boston: An organization that engages Birthright alumni and ushers them into the vibrant Boston Jewish community by offering private events, subsidized programs and more! ep Boston 3G: An organization that brings together grandchildren of Holocaust survivors by exploring our 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 their annual November festival, and throughout the year. erp Boston Jewish observant 20s and 30s (BJoTT): A new, independent group dedicated to providing social programming with Jewish themes for the observant young adult (22-35) Jewish communities of Greater Boston. u 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 (BrJ): A group bringing together Boston’s young adult Jewish-Russian community through social, cultural, religious and community service events in the Boston area. ertu The Boston Synagogue: A warm and welcoming community that serves the needs of the diverse Jews living in downtown Boston. u

CJP’s Professional Networks: Provides young professionals with opportunities to connect to their peers and mentors. 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 and 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

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

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

Cambridge minyan: A volunteer-led, traditional egalitarian minyan. Meets monthly for spirited Shabbat morning davening, Friday night potluck dinners and other holiday events. u

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

The Chai Center: A hub for young Jewish adults to meet, network and socialize in a welcoming, congenial, stylish and relaxed setting with a spirited vibe. etu

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

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

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

CJP Israel Advocacy: Promotes an understanding of Israel and educates others about the mutually beneficial U.S.-Israeli relationship. rip

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

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



eSer: Wondering how Judaism is relevant to you? Don’t wander alone. During this six-week series, you’ll meet with thought leaders at unique venues around Greater Boston. Come and discuss real-life topics with other young adults and learn how Judaism is relevant to your life. Expand your mind — and your community. t Facing history and ourselves: Works to combat racism, antiSemitism and prejudice and nurtures democracy through education programs locally and worldwide. i

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 heart to heart: A grassroots network of young Jews sharing intimate Shabbat dinners with their peers, connecting Jews and Jewish community. eu

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

honorable menschen is Boston’s premiere post-collegiate Jewish a cappella group, widely acclaimed for its unique blend of Jewish, Israeli, and World musical repertoire. Membership consists of graduate students and young professionals all around the Boston area. r

Ganei Beantown: Beantown Jewish Gardens: A Boston-based organization that builds Jewish identity through earth and foodbased programs for a variety of community groups. t

israel360: A safe space where young Jewish adults from all backgrounds and viewpoints can come together to talk and learn about Israel — without the usual food fights. erp

Gin & Jews: The Chosen Hour has arrived! Join us for monthly “Jewish” bar nights in Boston. No cover. No lines. Yes, fun. e

JCrC dnepropetrovsk young leaders: 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

GvNGTogether: A social venture fund that empowers the next generation of Jewish philanthropists by involving them directly in charitable giving. Members of GVNGTogether are able to significantly multiply their impact by pooling their dollars and skills, deciding where to donate their collective contributions and learning about philanthropy, together. eoa 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

JCrC’s reachout!: 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 (JAlSA): 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 oneto-one relationships with matched, caring volunteers. o

JStreet Boston young Professionals: The political home for proIsrael Americans who see a two-state solution as essential to the preservation of the Jewish, democratic state of Israel. ip

Jewish music Theater (JmT): The time is ripe for Jewish music theater to move beyond Fiddler On the Roof! JMT is an independent touring company exploring new and original models integrating Jewish heritage with musical theater — from incantation inspired opera to performance art. r

Keshet: Building GLBT community locally and creating change nationally, working for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews in Jewish life. ei

Jewish vocational Service: Provides career counseling, job search coaching and networking opportunities for professionals in the Greater Boston area and across Massachusetts. a JF&CS young Professionals Group: Brings together professionals who are passionate about giving back to their community through advancing the mission of Jewish Family & Children’s Service. The group provides opportunities for young professionals to learn about and become ambassadors of JF&CS through volunteering, fundraising and networking. eoa JNFuture New england: The gateway for the next generation to the Jewish National Fund for young community leaders committed to the environment and Israel. op JoIN for Justice: Training young leaders in community organizing as a strategy for social change and Jewish community development. o JP Shabbat: A lay-led Shabbat service and potluck dinner that meets on the second Friday night of each month in Jamaica Plain. eu J-Pro Boston: A professional network that enhances the development and growth of professionals who work in Jewish organizations. a


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! ( er ma’ayan: Boston’s premier Jewish women’s study institute dedicated to the intensive study of traditional texts. t mayyim hayyim: A community mikveh, education center and art gallery that is committed to inclusiveness, diversity and creativity for 21st century Jews. etu The mem Project: A program that engages individuals throughout 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. 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


Nehirim: A national community of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Jews, families, partners and allies. It is a participant community with programs led largely by volunteers with a strong commitment to pluralism and inclusion. io New Israel Fund New Generations: An open and vibrant community of young professionals, social activists, community leaders and others in their 20s and 30s who are committed to the work of the New Israel Fund, the leading organization promoting social justice and equality for all Israelis. Learn about and engage with the most important issues facing Israel today through lectures, group discussions and social events. ip PrISm: The young adult wing of the New Center for Arts & Culture, focused on building community with Jews and others, using fun, interactive, different cultural arts programming.r 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 an 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


Slim Peace Boston: A coming together of Jewish and Muslim women for a common goal of developing healthier eating habits, learning about nutrition and weight loss. Lead by a dynamic pair of Jewish and Muslim Registered Dietitians, Emma Samuels and Aminah Herzig, the Slim Peace group embarks on a social, meaningful and memorable journey together. e Tremont St. 20s and 30s: Social activities and communitybuilding for young Jewish adults (couples and singles) in Cambridge, Somerville and Arlington. et Washington Square minyan: Strives to create a meaningful and quality tefilah experience through a commitment to halachah and egalitarianism, connecting people from diverse Jewish backgrounds to build a warm and vibrant community. u Working Insight: A support system for highly skilled Israelis who followed their partners to the Boston area. We create a launching pad for Israeli talent, helping young professionals reach economic security, enhance their skills set and become active, contributing members of the Jewish and local communities. In Boston, we’re developing social-capital based solutions to a global relocation challenge. opa 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


Brought to you By the Network The Network is an initiative dedicated to connecting young adults (22-40) to the Greater Boston Jewish community. Whether you’re new to Boston, new to the Jewish community, looking to reconnect or want to start your own thing, The Network, powered by CJP, will help you navigate the hundreds of community programs, events and resources. Plug in to The Network and discover the possibilities.

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