1. Public awareness
By bringing the realities of antisemitism into the public conversation and consciousness, CJP ’s Face Jewish Hate campaign was created to ensure that more people in Greater Boston are both learning about — and speaking out against — antisemitism. In addition, CJP is working to increase awareness and knowledge of our community’s response efforts to combat antisemitism particularly in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war.
2. Community engagement
Research has found that many Jewish community members either aren’t aware of the available tools and resources to fight antisemitism and/or are cautious of engaging in conversations and efforts for fear of retaliation. CJP’s civic and community engagement strategy is ensuring that we, as a Jewish community, are addressing these gaps by developing resources to empower people to identify and take action against antisemitism. Together with CJP’s new Antisemitism Action Committee, we are working to inform the community of work being done and how to engage.
3. Expand and deepen allyship
The Jewish community alone cannot combat antisemitism; it is a societal problem and must be addressed as such. CJP is focusing on strategically deepening relationships across marginalized communities in Greater Boston. Through allyship, we hope to help the Jewish community understand both how it can show up for other communities experiencing hate and how other communities can help us fight antisemitism.
CJP is collaborating with organizations that are creating and improving educational tools and resources on antisemitism, anti-bias, and anti-Zionism for educators, parents, and students, focusing primarily on Grades 6–12. CJP is also helping its partners better coordinate prevention of and response to antisemitic incidents in public schools.
5. Communal security
CJP’s Communal Security Initiative centers on cooperation between CJP and our partners, as together, we work to significantly improve the safety and security of our Jewish institutions and community. Our efforts focus on four mutually reinforcing security pillars known as “PACT,” which help partners balance being open and welcoming with creating a more safe and secure environment. PACT stands for: Physical security infrastructure, Access to ongoing support, Cyber threat preparedness and response, and Training.