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Advocate for Change


Tzedek Isaiah action teams (project teams) are organized around local, regional, state, and national issues of importance to our Temple membership. We have a core team of 6-8 members who support Tzedek Isaiah strategic planning. We engage in an ongoing campaign of "one-on-one" conversations with Temple members to listen to and understand the issues and concerns that congregants care about plus which of our shared values may lead us to action. 

Welcoming the Stranger Committee

Temple Isaiah is an Immigrant Justice and Sanctuary Supporting Congregation. The following are some of our ongoing initiatives to support newly arrived refugees and undocumented immigrants at risk of detainment or deportation.

Resettle Together

This subcommittee provides support to a newly arrived refugee family along with our refugee resettlement partner agency, the International Institute of New England. For more information, please contact Eric Cohen,

Sanctuary Support

Our Sanctuary Team are volunteers who support and protect an undocumented immigrant who is in imminent risk of being detained and deported and who is currently in sanctuary at the First parish Church in Bedford. Volunteering involves attending a training session and being at the church for a 4-hour shift during the day or evening or an 8-hour shift at night. To learn more please, contact Lesley Litman or Laura Derby.

Immigrant Rights - Tzedek Reflections

This subcommittee is interested in looking at and addressing the systemic injustices facing the undocumented immigrants and refugees here in Massachusetts. Our goal is to make a difference by advocating for legal protection from harassment and from unjustifiable arrest, detention, and/or deportation by immigration enforcement agents. To that end, we are working with more than a dozen Boston-area synagogues who have created a support network called Tzedek Reflections. For more information, please contact Lesley Litman.

Partnership with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO)

Temple Isaiah partners with other faith institutions to successfully act for change. We are a member of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) and we are a founder of the Greater Boston Synagogue Organizing Project (GBSOP) which now includes over a dozen synagogues. In addition to participating in GBIO and GBSOP justice campaigns, Temple Isaiah receives from these organizations leadership training on community organizing. Interested In joining Temple Isaiah at GBIO? Learn More Here

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