September 27, 2022 |
Our clergy and TBA members participate in social justice programs including the MetroWest Interfaith Vigil against Hate at Framingham Common following the shooting in Buffalo. Events featuring presentations from Holocaust survivors have also taken place.
The Brit Olam is a guidepost and a framework, helping congregations move social justice closer to the center of their communities. Temple Beth Am is proud to have signed the Brit Olam and to have it guide us as we pursue justice.
TBA Members participate in on-going social action programs with the following partners:
Click here to email Sheila Statlender if you are interested in volunteering at any of these events.
The Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (GBJCL) mobilizes the Jewish community to help elementary school children discover the joy of reading by building meaningful relationships with a caring adult.
Through partnerships with synagogues, Jewish community organizations, day schools, and businesses, GBJCL engages volunteers in school-based one-to-one reading tutoring, book drives, and advocacy efforts in high-needs schools.
Participants include “empty nesters,” working professionals, at-home parents, retirees, and teens. Volunteers come from all backgrounds and do not need professional training in education nor are they required to be Jewish.
There are opportunities at both Potter Road and Stapleton Elementary Schools where the teachers and students are very enthusiastic! GBJCL staff provide guidance and volunteer networking and development events throughout the year. If interested in hearing more and growing our TBA team, please feel free to contact Merle Kushner and explore the GBJLC website.
(GBJCL is a community engagement effort of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. JCRC is a coalition of organizations and individuals that represents and advances the values, interests, and priorities of the organized Jewish community in Greater Boston through its network of agencies, programs and partnerships.)