Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.

Make a bigger difference.

aka CJP   |   Boston, MA   |  http://www.cjp.org

Mission

The mission of CJP, Greater Boston’s Jewish Federation, is to inspire and mobilize the diverse Greater Boston Jewish community to engage in building communities of learning and action that strengthen Jewish life and the world around us.

Ruling year info

1965

President and CEO

Rabbi Marc Baker

Main address

Kraft Family Building 126 High Street

Boston, MA 02110 USA

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EIN

04-2103559

NTEE code info

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (T19)

Jewish (X30)

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CARING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

ENSURING THAT BASIC NEEDS ARE MET FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY (JEWISH AND NON-JEWISH) IS A KEY TENANT OF THE JEWISH BELIEF SYSTEM. ACCORDINGLY, CJP WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AND BEYOND, FOCUSING ON POVERTY ALLEVIATION, SUPPORT FOR THE ELDERLY, HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND BASIC NEEDS SUPPORT. CJP EXTENDS THIS SUPPORT TO THE SISTER CITIES OF HAIFA AND DNEPR, WORKING TO MEET NEEDS LOCALLY WITH CAREFULLY CHOSEN PARTNERS ON THE GROUND, AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE AROUND THE WORLD.

Population(s) Served
Social and economic status
Jewish people
Older adults
Seniors

CJP'S CORE REASON FOR EXISTENCE IS TO ENSURE BOSTON HAS A THRIVING JEWISH COMMUNITY. THE JEWISH LIFE PORTFOLIO INCLUDES ALL ASPECTS OF A HIGHLY ENGAGED AND COMMITTED COMMUNITY, INCLUDING FUNDING FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE, SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS, AND CRITICAL ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS. CJP SEEKS TO ENSURE THE MOST VULNERABLE HAVE THEIR NEEDS MET WHILE ALSO INVESTING IN PROGRAMS AND PARTNERS THAT CONNECT MORE PEOPLE TO JEWISH LIFE AND LEARNING TO ENHANCE THEIR LIVES. THE GOAL IS TO ENGAGE MORE PEOPLE MORE DEEPLY IN JEWISH LIFE IN GREATER BOSTON, CJP'S SISTER CITIES OF HAIFA, ISRAEL AND DNEPR, UKRAINE, AND IN OTHER JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

A CRITICAL PART OF CJP'S ROLE IN THE GREATER BOSTON JEWISH COMMUNITY IS TO ENSURE THAT CJP'S COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE HEALTHY AND THRIVING. IN ADDITION TO SUPPORTING PARTNERS BEHIND THE SCENES, CJP ALSO FOCUSES ON SUPPORTING FORMAL COLLABORATIONS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND OTHER SUPPORTS FOR NETWORKS OF ORGANIZATIONS. THIS INCLUDES CJP'S COMMUNAL SECURITY INITIATIVE, WHICH OFFERS GRANTS, PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE, TRAINING AND EXPERTISE RELATED TO PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR JEWISH INSTITUTIONS ACROSS THE COMMUNITY.

Population(s) Served

IN ADDITION TO CJP'S MAJOR PROGRAM SERVICES, CJP MAKES GRANTS TO MANY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH ITS DONOR ADVISED FUNDS (DAF), SUPPORTING EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY. OTHER PROGRAMS INCLUDE DESIGNATED GRANTS WHERE CJP PROVIDES DIRECT SUPPORT TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS BOTH DOMESTICALLY AND OVERSEAS SEPARATE FROM THE DAF PROGRAM.

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Financials

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Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Shira Goodman

No Affiliation

Term: 2020 -

SHIRA GOODMAN

AMY BERYLSON

GERALDINE ACUNA-SUNSHINE

WILLIAM ADLER

ARON AIN

HARVEY BEKER

DARREN BLACK

BRADLEY BLOOM

MICHAEL BOHNEN

RACHEL CHAFETZ

AMANDA CLAYMAN

ALAN CRANE

DIANE EXTER

DAVID FINE

REVA FISHMAN

CATHARYN GILDESGAME

NEAL KARASIC

JUDITH KAYE

AMY KLEIN

DANIEL KRAFT

STEVEN KRICHMAR

EMILY LEVENTHAL

DALE OKONOW

JONATHAN ORKIN

MARJORIE PATKIN

SARI RAPKIN

DENA RASHES

HOWARD RUBIN

AVIVA SAPERS

PAULA SIDMAN

LAURENE SPERLING

SETH STIER

ADAM SUTTIN

NANCY VINER

ZACHARY WAINWRIGHT

NEIL WALLACK

JEFFREY WOLK

Cynthia JANOWER

ELIZABETH JICK

DAVID ARONOFF

HOWARD COHEN

JOSHUA MARGOLIS

CAROLINE SHERMAN

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes