Senior Director Lucia Panichella joins CJP’s Women in Philanthropy Mission to San Diego to bear witness
to the humanitarian crisis at the border and support those who are working with incoming families
(Photo: Craig Byer/CJP)
Mobilizing Social Justice Action
JFS is bringing resources and capacity to a variety of initiatives that offer opportunities for Jews and community members of all ages to engage in social justice action that has meaningful impact in our community and beyond, including:
- JFS Committee on Anti-Racism and Fighting Antisemitism – developing long term strategies to address hate, discrimination and bigotry in our community
- Brothers for Life – honoring veterans who have sacrificed in service to their country
- JFS/Multifaith Alliance Mobilize Boston Container Project – sending desperately needed supplies to refugee camps in war-torn Syria
- CJP Humanitarian Missions – working with partners to broaden impacts and strengthen the call for social justice
- Jewish Emergency Management System – providing security and emergency response coordination and expertise
- Jewish Education Collaborative – facilitating conversations that build bridges to inclusion and understanding
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Day of Service Projects – empowering volunteers to help those in need
- Jewish Day School Projects – teaching lessons in service, compassion and gratitude
JFS Collaborative Distribution – Food, Personal Care Items, Shopping Carts & Books Distributed to Community Yesterday!
Yesterday, JFS of Metrowest held its 34th distribution of food and personal care items at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School! 129 bags of food and personal care items, 83 bags of children’s books, and 6 shopping carts were handed out to families in Framingham.
Not everyone can say they have been partners, supporters, and clients of JFS as Rabbi Danny Burkeman of Temple Shir Tikva can after participating in the Naturalization Oath Ceremony this week. After swearing in to become an American citizen, Rabbi Danny was eager to register to vote with his wife, Micol, in time for the upcoming presidential election. In light of the election and the remaining few days to vote, JFS is thrilled to share an uplifting immigration journey that granted a valued partner the right to vote just in time.
In partnership with Temple Israel of Natick, JFS hosts screening of documentary to discuss concerns, challenges, and triumphs of several LGBT elders in our community.