This Shabbat we are excited to host Cynthia Marshall, a community organizer for the IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) in Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and now Prince George’s Counties. Founded in Chicago in 1940 by legendary organizer Saul Alinsky, the IAF is the nation’s largest network of local faith and community-based organizations. Over time, the congregation-based community organizing model of the IAF (and other similar organizations) has proven one of the most (maybe the most?) potent ways for communities of faith to effect social change. Cynthia will speak about her work with IAF, their powerful methods for deepening human relationships, and give us an update of what is happening as the new IAF in PG County is establishing itself.