JCRC’s Synagogue Social Justice Team strengthens the ability of synagogues to do high-impact social justice work from a Jewish perspective. We work to build a Jewish community that prioritizes social justice, to connect Jewish communal interests to broader social concerns, and to enable individuals to recognize and build their power to act as change agents through their synagogues.
Using the methodology of faith-based community organizing, the Synagogue Social Justice Team identifies synagogue leaders in Greater Boston and trains these leaders to mobilize their synagogues to take effective action on issues of concern to them and their community. We provide training on leadership development and organizing for social justice through individual consultation, institutes and training events, and networking opportunities.
To create the change that we aim for, we also work in close partnership with other organizations and groups that are organizing and working on social issues that can link Jewish communal interests to broader social concerns.
Through our work, synagogue leaders are developed, synagogue communities and their social justice efforts are strengthened, and change is effected in Greater Boston and the state by addressing root causes of social problems.