A passionate advocate for Jews in Greater Boston and around the world, Barry Shrage has worked tirelessly to create an inclusive community and drive positive change. He was president of CJP from 1987-2018 and is currently Professor of the Practice in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University.
6/29/2018 Top Pick
These sentiments are my love letter to a community that has nourished me and challenged me over the past 30 years.
6/22/2018 Top Pick
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently quoted religious sources to justify the “zero tolerance” policies that separate children from their parents.
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I invite you to view the new video of my reflections on Hanukkah, and the meaning it continues to have for me and my family.
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Passover, more than any other holiday on the Jewish calendar, requires us to empathize with the stranger in our midst as we recall our own journey.
12/30/2016 Top Pick
Closer to home, the Chanukah story should remind us that our fight for justice is also a fight for inclusion and mutual understanding.
12/23/2016 Top Pick
CJP President Barry Shrage recently returned from a trade mission to Israel with Governor Charlie Baker and a high-level delegation of more than 60 leaders. These are his thoughts...
12/1/2016 Top Pick
Despite severe damage to homes, schools, synagogues and personal possessions, Haifa still has one unbreakable thread: hope.
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Eli Wieder is an extraordinary man and I was privileged to hear him give the most moving Dvar Torah I've ever heard back in May at my synagogue Shaarei...
6/15/2016 Top Pick
A few thoughts about how the Jewish values of caring and justice can prevail, and how we can help the victims in Orlando and their families.