Combined Jewish Philanthropies
The Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) are the Federation for the Greater Boston area. Their mission is: “To inspire and mobilize the diverse Boston Jewish community to engage in building communities of learning and action that strengthen Jewish life and improve the world.” We work closely together in a number of areas and they have financially supported our work at Temple Shir Tikva, especially in this period of Covid-19
JFS of MetroWest
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) provides vital social, health, and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives, and support people in need. They are a resource for our members and important partners in a variety of local areas especially in antiracism work and support of local communities in need.
Union for Reform Judaism
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is the national Reform movement of North America. Temple Shir Tikva is one of the over 850 congregations who are members of the URJ. Through the URJ we partner with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) in Washington and with local URJ summer camps: Eisner, Crane Lake, and 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy.
Family Promise works to transform the lives of families with children that are facing homelessness by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support. For many years Temple Shir Tikva has served as a host community, opening our doors to welcome families to live at the Temple for 4 weeks a year.
At Temple Shir Tikva we partner with a variety of local religious institutions of other faiths. Through WILA (Wayland Interfaith Leaders Association) we work with the local Houses of Worship to offer joint programing and to take a stand on a variety of social justice issues.
With the Islamic Center of Boston we have an annual Shared Shabbat, they join us for Kabbalat Shabbat services on Friday and then we walk across the road to join them for dinner and Friday evening prayers.
With the United Parish Brookline we share a weekend of prayer, where our choirs join together to lead us in services on Friday and Sunday.
With the Greater Framingham Community Church we have offered a variety of Bible classes and share an annual interfaith Seder.