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Eitz Action

“It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it” (Avot 2:21) attributed to Rabbi Tarfon.

The Eitz Action Committee coordinates activities of the congregation that  promote Tikkun Olam. We work to repair our broken world through involvement in social and environmental justice projects within our local and global communities.

The Eitz Action Committee usually meets the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Join our Eitz Action Beit Midrash

Join us for a conversation on Esther's experience of passing through an anti-racist lens. 


March 11th after Shabbat services on Zoom


Supporting Afghan Refugees

FAIR: Fund for Afghan Immigrants and Refugees

Several Ways to support JCRC's work:

Here are three ways you can provide for the immediate needs of Afghan immigrants and refugees:

SPONSOR A FAMILY: Team up with synagogue members, school groups, or other communities to sponsor a family with furnishings and funds, or help to meet other needs. We are leading and implementing a community-wide synagogue response. To learn more, contact JCRC Director of Synagogue Organizing Rachie Lewis.

HELP FIND HOUSING: Help JCRC find housing for immigrants and refugees arriving in Boston. Our community has already given generous amounts to subsidize families in market-rate apartments. If you have, or anyone you know has, a home to rent, contact Rachie Lewis.

GIVE: Our partners at CJP have set up a new fund, and 100% of your gift will provide direct support through Catholic Charities of Boston and Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) to the families and individuals resettling in Boston. Assistance will include food, housing, employment services, and other basic needs.

Upcoming Events in the Community

October 5th: 

Climate Activists:
Learn to run this 
fun, productive, simple

program motivating fellow
congregants to decarbonize.

Tuesday, October 5
7:30-8:30pm (Eastern) 

In this fun webinar-workshop, you'll learn how to run a "Decarbonizers" program this year. It's a super-powerful, super-easy, peer-to-peer program, designed to motivate members of YOUR local synagogue/community to substantially reduce carbon in their housholds. You'll work on the steps, how it fits into climate activism, also the obstacles.

This could be the single most important thing you do this year!


Presenter will be Fred Davis, VP of JCAN-MA. He has been a leader, a professional and an advocate in the arena of clean energy since 1978.


Eitz Chayim Anti-Racism Resources

Congregation Shira Hayam: Conversations on Race: recorded videos

Religious Action Network of Reform Judaism- Racial Justice

Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC- Racial Justice


Environmental Justice

Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition

Eitz Chayim is proud to be a part of the Cambridge Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition (CISC). We will continue to update this page with information about CISC as well as information about other social and environmental justice causes that are important to our community.

Here are some resources about the Coalition and about providing sanctuary:

Parashat Vayeira (Genesis 18.1-22.24) Radical Hospitality and the Sanctuary Movement Written by Penina Weinberg

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Shevat 5783