Jewish caretaker tends to historic church pipe organ Catholic parish has Jewish neighbor to thank for 4 decades of care for 121-year-old instrument ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dina Rudick/Globe Staff St. Mary’s Church in Charlestown has had the same organ for 121 years thanks, in part, to Lee Eiseman. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff The stops on the 3,000-pipe organ. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Eiseman is not Catholic — he’s a secular Jew. Still, he has spent thousands of hours volunteering to restore and keep up the organ. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff He came to care for the 1892 instrument because of a promise he made to the 20th century’s foremost classic organ builder and restorer, Charles B. Fisk, in 1974. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff Eiseman has kept it operating through thousands of weddings, funerals, and morning Masses. Now, the church is embarking on a large-scale restoration project. Dina Rudick/Globe Staff The six-month, $250,000 project involves disassembling, repairing, or replacing, thousands of fragile wood, metal, leather, and fabric components.