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
- Training for Active Bystanders – empowering bystanders to ACT when witnessing a harmful situation
- 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 is angered and saddened by the demonstration of hate that occurred at Temple Beth Sholom of Framingham on September 9th. As Rabbi Allison Poirier stated, “It is extremely troubling to discover a symbol of animosity toward the Jewish community in the midst of our...
For the 9th consecutive year, JFS of Metrowest aims to provide over 200 backpacks full of school supplies to children in our community who need it most; but given the current public health emergency, this year’s initiative is going to look a little different…!
(photo credit: HIAS, Getty Images, Anadolu Agency) Dear Friends of JFS, As many of you are aware, JFS has been involved with refugee resettlement since its founding. JFS is currently the only Jewish agency in Greater Boston that is involved in this noble and sacred...