“Work From Home: Well That’s Fun” — a comedy fundraiser for Love and Justice in the Streets

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

If you attended our forum, Homelessness: A Jewish Call to Action, you heard about the amazing work of Love and Justice in the Streets for the homeless of Oakland.  The Kehilla Homeless Action Committee is eager to support this work, and Kehilla member Lisa Rothman is ready to entertain us and raise money with her […]

“Move-In” Day at the YSA Tiny House Village

Posted by on Jan 13, 2021 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

The residents will move in this week, but work continues on the weekends, as a few tiny houses are still unfinished and other projects continue.  Click HERE for the latest photos. This Saturday and Sunday, we will need volunteers at our Village site at 633 Hegenberger Road in Oakland. The builds will start around 9:30 am and will last […]

Homelessness: A Jewish Call to Action – Tuesday, February 2, 7pm – 8:30pm

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Thousands of unsheltered people live in Oakland. Many are crowded into unsafe and unsanitary encampments from which they may be evicted as a result of the City’s new policies. 70% of the unhoused are Black; 42% have disabilities. Kehilla’s Homeless Action group believes it’s time for a more vigorous response by our community in keeping […]

Kehilla Homeless Action Depot

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

The Homeless Action Depot now lives at Kehilla!  As we told you in a previous blog, we started collecting more donations than would fit in the box in the Kehilla lobby, and we needed a place to sort them. There was room available at Kehilla, and Sue Greenwald and Dvora Gordon have gotten us organized: […]

Youth Spirit Artworks – Tiny House Village at the Oakland Coliseum

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Kehilla volunteers have worked hard over the past year to help turn the dream of Tiny Houses for homeless youth into a reality, and it’s almost move-in time at the Tiny House Village created by Youth Spirit Artworks at the Oakland Coliseum. Kehilla’s fearless build leader Nikee Borden has organized the Kehilla team to help […]

Kehilla Adds Its Voice to Humanely Support Unhoused People

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Homelessness is a class and racial justice issue. 70% of the homeless individuals in Oakland are black and 38% report having at least one disabling condition.  On October 20, 2020, more than 100 people spoke at the Oakland City Council meeting in opposition to the new City Encampment Management Policy that would affect the thousands […]

The City of Oakland wants to criminalize homelessness

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

The Life Enrichment Committee of the Oakland City Council has proposed “Encampment Management Policy” that will effectively criminalize homelessness in Oakland, leaving 10,000 residents with no place to go  Here’s the analysis from ShelterOak: Among other issues, the proposed policy would label any of the following as justifications for intervention, including forced removal: Living in […]

Ballot Nights, October 7 and October 14, with St. Columba Church: Learn about Critical Propositions

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

All Kehilla members are invited to join two Saint Columba Catholic Church town hall meetings dedicated to providing information about the state propositions. St. Columba, in Oakland, is a member of Faith in Action – East Bay as well as the Interfaith Coalition for Justice in our Jails, as is Kehilla. It describes itself: “Through […]

Nov 3, 2020 State Propositions – Voter guides

Posted by on Sep 26, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Nov 3, 2020 State Propositions – Voter guides Compiled by the Kehilla Economic Justice Committee (Richard Speiglman and Sandy Vaughn) from a variety of Progressive and Conservative sources. The EJC strongly urges YES on Propositions 15 and 25. The EJC stongly urges NO on Proposition 20. Nov 3, 2020 State Propositions – Voter guides (download the […]