An initiative of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC), Boston Partners for Peace is aimed at fostering a climate of tolerance and trust between Israelis and Palestinians through economic and social partnerships that create the conditions on the ground to advance the cause of peace.​

We believe that partnerships are more powerful than any military action or economic sanction, and they have the potential to change history. We support non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are building a shared future among Palestinians, Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs, in four critical areas: economic cooperation, civic engagement, education and people-to-people.

More specifically, we support organizations that promote:​

  • A vision of a shared and peaceful future among Israelis and Palestinians based on people-to-people initiatives.
  • Cooperation and development initiatives, including joint efforts that foster sustainable economic growth and social development in disadvantaged areas.
  • Cross-cultural community-building, including social and cultural activities, programs and institutions that promote stronger relations.