Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Jewish Federation of the North Shore to Merge Effective July 1

Combined organization will create a more vibrant, unified Jewish community across Greater Boston

The Boards of Directors of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), Boston’s Jewish Federation, and the Jewish Federation of the North Shore (JFNS) proudly announce their merger, which recently was approved by JFNS members. The merger will take effect July 1 and the combined organization will be called Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Read more.


Lifetime of Leadership:
May 30

Past JFNS Board and Women's Division Presidents were honored and Kernwood Country Club was recognized at Lifetime of Leadership, an event to honor the JFNS's past and celebrate the future. 

Read Majorie Patkin's moving words of thanks to JFNS past leaders.

View photos.


Choose to Connect: April 30 

More than 100 women had a fabulous night with great friends and intriguing conversation at the North Shore Women’s Division event featuring Logan Levkoff, Ph.D. View the photos 





New Initiative Connects Families with Young Children to Jewish Experiences

Peabody area families with children up to age five are connecting to Jewish life and to each other, thanks to a new Jewish Federation of the North Shore (JFNS)-Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) initiative.  Read more here.

Welcome Baby! North Shore Pilot
If you or someone you know in Peabody, Danvers, Salem, Lynnfield, Middleton or Beverly is expecting or has had or adopted a baby in the last six months, let us welcome you with a home visit and gifts! The Welcome Baby! North Shore pilot is a partnership between JFNS and CJP, and is administered by JF&CS. To receive or refer a Welcome Baby! gift and home visit, contact

JewishBoston.com: The Wandering Is Over
Get the latest news and information from Greater Boston’s online portal to local Jewish life. Events, blogs, videos and more! Post your North Shore events and see what all the buzz is about. Visit

 One Happy Camper Financial Support for First-Time Campers
It’s not too late! Grants of $1,000 are available for first-time campers attending a variety of Jewish summer overnight  camps through “One Happy Camper,” a program of the
Foundation for Jewish Camp and CJP.
Get qualifications, a full list of eligible camps and the online application form >>

Discover Day School Program
Choosing Jewish Day School just got easier! Families may be eligible for up to $18,000 toward day school tuition. For more information or to see if you qualify, go to


Join Federations' Oklahoma City Tornado Relief Efforts
JFNS extends its deepest sympathy to the people of Oklahoma City in the wake of the recent massive tornado that killed at least two dozen people, injured scores of others and devastated entire neighborhoods.
Click here for more information on how to donate to the JFNA Oklahoma City Tornado Relief Fund. Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is receiving funds to directly support the relief efforts of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City. JFNA will direct all donations to the local Federation and its relief efforts on the ground. Donations may also be mailed to: JFNA Oklahoma City Tornado Relief Fund c/o Jewish Federations of North America, Wall Street Station, PO Box 157, New York, NY 01268

CJP Boston Relief Fund: Support for Marathon Bombing Victims

Give to the CJP Boston Relief Fund: Support for the Marathon Bombing Victims, with all funds raised donated directly to The One Fund Boston, Inc. 
Read an inspiring message from CJP President Barry Shrage >>
Donate >>


Our campaign closes  June 30. Donate now to raise needed dollars to support our North Shore partner organizations and Jewish causes in Israel and around the world.
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