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TZEDEK ISAIAH

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. Previous Tzedek Isaiah campaigns focused on Honoring Differences, Common Sense Gun Laws and Environmental Action. 

Current Tzedek Isaiah Initiatives

Defending Transgender Rights

Since 2016, Massachusetts law has protected transgender people from discrimination in public places such as stores, restaurants, medical offices, parks, and restrooms. Now, anti-transgender activists have placed a question on the November 2018 ballot to put this civil rights law to popular vote. A YES vote keeps the law in place. A NO vote repeals the law. The Union for Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center (RAC) is encouraging all Massachusetts Reform congregations to engage in defending civil rights for transgender people and all citizens. Read More

Welcome the Stranger Committee

“The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among
you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land
of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.
”                              -  Leviticus 19:34

Following months of  meetings to discuss ways to support the refugees arriving in Massachusetts, a task group of of Temple members from our Social Action Committee have agreed to enter into a program with a resettlement agency in Lowell, the International Institute of New England in which we will actively support one refugee family arriving in Massachusetts in the fall of 2017. Volunteers and monetary donations are requested from the Temple Isaiah community to support this effort. Read More

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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If you are interested in learning more and/or joining us, please email: socialaction@templeisaiah.net

Mon, August 20 2018 9 Elul 5778