Meir Lakein is responsible for developing and mentoring experienced organizers and developing training curricula. Meir has worked as a professional community organizer for over 20 years, helping develop the model for engaging Jewish communities in broad based organizing, and serving as the mentor of a generation of young organizers. For six years, he served as the Lead Organizer of the Greater Boston Synagogue Organizing Project. Through GBSOP, 14 synagogues, hundreds of leaders, both adults and teens, and thousands of Jewish community members have engaged in broad based organizing to identify their common values and interests, develop a common story and mission, and take action to live their values and defend their interests, both in the community around public issues and within their own institutions. Meir has also taught community organizing to almost 200 rabbinical students through classes and workshops with various seminaries. Previously, Meir built powerful organizations of homeless people in Connecticut and of Sepharadi, Russian, and Arab public housing tenants in Israel, and worked as the lead organizer of the Brockton Interfaith Community.