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Social Justice & Volunteerism

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), our partner agency, speaks out for the most vulnerable—the ones least likely to be heard. Learn how you can impact social justice, and what we’re doing on Beacon Hill to improve the lives of others in both Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here, actions speak louder than words. Find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. All are welcome!


All Ages

Family Table (help at kosher food bank—Jewish Family & Children’s Service, JF&CS)
First Friends (help new immigrants—JF&CS)
General Interest Form (Multiple opportunities—JF&CS)
Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (teach kids in underserved communities—JCRC)

Pre-Teens

B’nai TELEM (community service—JCRC)

Teens

First Friends (help new immigrants—JF&CS)
Friendly Visitors (help isolated seniors—JFSMW)
TELEM (community service and organizing—JCRC)

Young Adults

Bet Tzedek (provide pro-bono legal services—JF&CS)
First Friends (help new immigrants—JF&CS)
Friendly Visitors (help isolated seniors—JFSMW)
Friend 2 Friend (help adults with disabilities—JBBBS)
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (mentor kids—JBBBS)
Holocaust Awareness (give tours—JCRC)
Reach Out! (community service—JCRC)

Adults

Bet Tzedek (provide pro-bono legal services—JF&CS)
Chaverim Shel Shalom (help Jewish adults with mental illness—JF&CS)
First Friends (help new immigrantsJF&CS)
Friendly Visitors (help isolated seniorsJFSMW)
Friend 2 Friend (help adults with disabilities—JBBBS)
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (mentor kids—JBBBS)
Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (teach kids in underserved communities—JCRC)
Holocaust Awareness (give tours—JCRC)
Visiting Moms (visit new moms—JF&CS)

Public Policy and Advocacy

Everyone has the right to live a life of dignity—that’s why we support agencies like JCRC. As the government relations arm of the Jewish community, they’re changing public policy and helping local Jewish communities to organize on issues important to them. The result? Real change at a grassroots level.

Local Advocacy


Greater Boston Synagogue Organizing Project
Public Policy and Advocacy