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Synagogue Organizing Project

Greater Boston Synagogue Organizing Project (GBSOP) - Temple Isaiah was one of four founding synagogues of GBSOP, a partnership that promoted community based organizing as a new addition and approach to synagogue social action work. Through this partnership, Temple Isaiah, Temple Beth El of Sudbury, Temple Emanuel, and Temple Israel had hired Meir Lakein in 2004-2007 as a professional organizer to guide us in learning about and applying this model. GBSOP as originally constituted ended and transitioned into a core program of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). A team of JCRC organizers under the leadership of Meir Lakein (new director of JCRC’s GBSOP) now works with over a dozen synagogues in Greater Boston. Temple Isaiah can be proud of our contribution to this endeavor.