Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) is dedicated to identifying and assisting those most in need in greater Boston. The non-profit group also maintains strong ties with Israel and inspires youth in the Jewish community to embrace Jewish life. In operation since 1895, CJP assists social service agencies, day schools and other education programs, and synagogues, both locally and in Israel.
In addition, CJP helps individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. The organization is dedicated to service, and in order to be of the most help, it enlists groups of volunteers to identify underserved people and organizations throughout the many neighborhoods of Boston’s metropolitan area. Using a democratic process of committee meetings and discussion, the group divides funds responsibly and is constantly improving its efforts. In fiscal year 2013, CJP will be allocating nearly $50 million into worthy causes.
To learn more or to donate to CJP, visit www.cjp.org.
About the Author: Collaborating with charitable organizations, Marco Bitran is focused on developing housing for underserved families. Mr. Bitran donates to CJP and other charities.
The Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) is a nonprofit based in Boston, Massachusetts, that is dedicated to bringing together members of the community to address the needs and desires of the community as a whole. Additionally, the organization seeks to foster strong ties with Israel and encourage new generations to embrace the Jewish culture.
CJP was established in April 1925 and immediately garnered the attention of nearly 500 community members who donated a total of $11,909. Today, the nonprofit continues to thrive on member support in its efforts to create a positive impact through social justice programs. Over the years, CJP has helped hundreds of people both in the United States and abroad.
Learn more about the CJP or find ways to get involved by visiting the website http://www.cjp.org.
About Marco Bitran: A successful entrepreneur and former financial/economic analyst, Bitran received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After several years in California, he moved back to Boston in the early 2000s and became involved in several local charities and nonprofits, including the Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Marco Bitran also holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.