Active bystanders learn how to recognize, safely deescalate, and intervene in potentially dangerous or problematic situations. Join JFS in fighting hate by attending a training to become an Active Bystander, and thank you to all who bravely stand against injustices of all kinds in our community.

Fr. Carl Chudy, M.A., D.Min.
TAB Trainer since March 2021
Place of Employment: Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Holliston, MA | Interfaith Outreach Coordinator
Education: Master of Divinity; Master of Arts; Doctor of Ministry
“Active bystander’s training has been a great opportunity to connect with like minded people who are deeply committed to community compassion in these divided times we live, and a particularly important feature for both faith and secular communities.”

Reverend Liz Garrigan-Byerly
TAB Trainer since Feb 2021
Place of Employment: Area Conference Minister, Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ
Education: BSW from Bloomsburg University; M.Div from Andover Newton Theological School
“Each of us is responsible for the quality of our communities. When the issues that face our society–racism, economic disparity, climate change–feel so overwhelming, I find hope in equipping people to make a tangible and significant difference.”

Sara Morrison Neil, MPA
TAB Trainer since Feb 2021
Place of Employment: Church Administrator & Membership Coordinator, First Parish in Framingham
Education: BA English Literature, Earlham College and Master of Public Administration, UMass Amherst
“It is so important that more people who want to DO something positive learn the skills to address situations in our community so that we can all feel safe here.”


Angela Garabet, MASc, BSc (Hons)
TAB Trainer since Feb 2021
Place of Employment: Harvard University, Teaching Fellow
Education: University of Waterloo, Masters in Systems Design Engineering. University of Toronto, Bachelor of Science (Hons)
“We all want to live in healthy, kind communities and feel connected to one another through our shared humanity . Small actions can have a huge impact in someone’s life and in our community but often it can be hard to know what to do and feel overwhelming. Empowering community members strengthens the confidence to act so we can together heal wounds and causes of harm to build a community in which we all want to live in.”