Jewish Family & Children's Service
Jewish Family & Children's Service cares for individuals and families by providing human service and health care programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community. JF&CS is especially responsive to the needs of vulnerable members of our community: newborns and their parents, individuals with developmental disabilities or persistent mental illness, families at risk, and the frail elderly. See the JFC&S website for more information.
Save Our Homes Walk
The annual Save Our Homes Walk is organized by the Somerville Affordable Housing Organizing Committee (AHOC). AHOC is an advocacy coalition comprised of Somerville residents and community organizations including Somerville Community Corporation (SCC), Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS), Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CSLS), and Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC). Organized in 2001 by SCC, AHOC continues to pursue the vital mission of preserving affordable housing, increasing affordable housing opportunities, and stabilizing Somerville’s existing communities.
Respond is based in Somerville and works to end domestic violence. We have hosted several fundraising events such as concerts and dances to benefit this worthy cause, often around Purim (to acknowledge Vashti, the deposed queen in the Purim story who may have been an early victim of domestic violence).
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
TBB supports The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization in its initiatives such as reforming health care, affordable housing and its campaign to end usury.
Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. We began as a small, grassroots group working for change in the Greater Boston area, and we are now a national organization with a west coast office in the Bay Area in addition to our national office in Boston.