The Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Is Coming to Kehillla

The Kehilla Economic Justice Committee is working with Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) and East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) to bring a YSA Tiny House to Kehilla’s parking lot on Thursday, May 23rd – Friday, May 24th so the community can learn more about this YSA project to provide housing for youth.  With the cooperation of […]

Economic Justice In Kehilla: March 5th Criminal Justice Reform Workshop

On March 5, a six-person group consisting of members of Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee and Plymouth United Church of Christ’s Social Justice group, presented a workshop on Criminal Justice Reform in Alameda County. The workshop took place at Plymouth, a church just a short walk up Oakland Avenue from Kehilla. There were 26 people in […]

Kehilla Joins Youth Tiny House Effort!! Volunteers Sought!

Spearheaded by the Economic Justice Committee, which sought and received Board and Rabbinic approval, Kehilla is now a Participating Congregation in the Tiny House Village Project designed to provide housing for homeless youth. There are 1,700 homeless youth (age 14-24) in Alameda county, and only 36 youth-designated shelter beds. The vast majority of these young […]

Watch “13th” !! The Economic Justice Committee Invites You to Learn about Criminal Justice Reform

January 2019 As the EJC launches work on a Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, we would like to invite Kehilla members to join us in understanding this highly pertinent and timely set of issues. Over the last decade, massive organizing efforts, led especially by black and brown activists and their allies, are shining a harsh light […]

What’s Up with Our Jails?

By Jeanne Finberg and Richard Speiglman Holding Alameda County’s Sheriff Accountable — Report and Rally In a rousing rally and demonstration on Oct 2, 2018, Jose Bernal from the Ella Baker Center emceed an event in front of the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility on 6th Street in Oakland, decrying the harsh conditions and human rights […]

Economic Justice Committee: Boosts Working America Program with February Training Event

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Economic Justice Committee | No Comments

by Jeanne Finberg The Economic Justice Committee sponsored Fran Schreiberg and Lora Jo Foo from Working America (WA) who presented on February 10 on WA’s canvassing project in Modesto which educates voters on economic issues in the Central Valley. The assumption is that many people in CA District 10 (Tracy, Manteca, Modesto, Turlock) voted against […]

Canvass Effectively and Joyfully in Modesto with Working America Right Now!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Economic Justice Committee | No Comments

from the Economic Justice Committee The Economic Justice Committee is offering a “Working America Training” on February 10, 2018, from 4pm to 6:30pm at Kehilla. Work is needed now, however, so anyone ready to jump in right now can! Working America, the community arm of the AFL-CIO, has been working nationally for 15 years to […]

Economic Justice Committee Report

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Economic Justice Committee | No Comments

by the Economic Justice Committee At the request of Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee (EJC) the synagogue joined Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) in 2005 after surveying the congregation to learn which issues were most important to members. Even though about half or our membership did not live in Oakland, we felt that Joining OCO would magnify […]

Economic Justice Committee: A Political Engagement Workshop

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Economic Justice Committee | No Comments

by Karen Rachels On April 2, Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee (EJC) presented a “Political Engagement Workshop.” The aim was to provide a venue where, in the aftermath of the November election and in a sense of shared community, neighbors and members of the Kehilla congregation could gather to discuss and commit to future actions regarding […]

Economic Justice Committee: A Political Engagement Workshop

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Economic Justice Committee | No Comments

by Karen Rachels On April 2, Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee (EJC) presented a “Political Engagement Workshop.” The aim was to provide a venue where, in the aftermath of the November election and in a sense of shared community, neighbors and members of the Kehilla congregation could gather to discuss and commit to future actions regarding […]