A Political Engagement Workshop: Sunday, April 2, 4-7pm

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Political Engagement Speakers Announced    A diverse range of California activists will share their expertise at a Political Engagement Workshop taking place at Kehilla April 2 from 4 to 7 […]

Oakland Shines in November Election

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | One Comment

by Karen Rachels and Richard Speiglman, Economic Justice Committee While being caught up in our shock and fear from national election results, many of us may have missed our Oakland […]

Economic Justice Committee News: Kehilla Activists Hold Rousing Ballot Discussion

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

  {See the table below for a summary of endorsements by Oakland Community Organizations (OCO.} On Monday, October 17, members of the Economic Justice Committee, the Greening Committee and the Anti-Death […]

Oakland Community Organizations Recommendations on CA, Alameda County, and City of Oakland issues

  Number Title or focus Content OCO endorsement State Propositions 55 Tax extension Extends the temporary personal income tax on incomes over $250,000 to fund education and health care (Prop […]

Economic Justice Committee Members Support Sanctuary for Immigrant Refugees

by Alex Madonik      Kehilla members joined with representatives of numerous local congregations on Wednesday, July 13th, to support the University Lutheran Chapel in Berkeley as it declared a renewal […]

Demystifying the Oakland Housing Crisis

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

by Richard Speiglman, Economic Justice Committee (EJC) East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) celebrates Affordable Housing Week from May 13-22 this year.  EBHO-organized Housing Sabbath took place across the interfaith community […]

Report Back from Our Refugee Support Action

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

by Karen Rachels, Economic Justice Committee (EJC) Almost 20 members of Kehilla and Jewish Voice for Peace and our friends gathered in the dry spell between the rains on Saturday, […]

Economic Justice Committee Corner: Kehilla Supports Migrants’ Rights

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

The year 2015 may be remembered as “The Year of the Refugee.”  So many have fled the civil war in Syria, and millions more are on the move in every […]

Economic Justice Committee Does the Food Bank

by Karen Rachels, Lisa Saxe, and Richard Speiglman Test your knowledge: What percentage of Alameda County residents receives food from the Alameda County Community Food Bank?  a. 35% b. 20% c. […]

Economic Justice Committee Report

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

by Bill Lazarus Kehilla kicked off its the tenth anniversary of involvement in the interfaith Oakland Community Organizations with an outreach, “Ubuntu Shabbat,” celebration on Saturday, August 15. It was […]