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 […]

Political Engagement Workshop Handout

On April 2, 2017, the Economic Justice Committee conducted a Political Engagement Workshop at Kehilla. Attended by more than 100 people, the workshop helped participants identify specific actions they wanted to take in eight different critical areas of political concern. A handout listing the actions suggested by resource people in these eight areas was distributed. […]

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

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Economic Justice Committee | 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 p.m. The tentative list of speakers includes current and former staffers from the U.S. Congress, Oakland Community Organizations, the Alameda County Food Bank, the Coalition […]

Oakland Shines in November Election

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee | 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 pot of gold. The Economic Justice Committee, in coordination with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) colleagues from Imani Community Church and Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana, canvassed […]

Economic Justice Committee News: Kehilla Activists Hold Rousing Ballot Discussion

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee | 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 Penalty Action Group hosted a review and discussion of 8 California State Propositions, 4 Oakland City/School District ballot measures, and an Alameda County ballot measure […]

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 30 extension)    Support 56 Tobacco tax Increases the cigarette tax to $2 / pack Support   57 Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act Increases parole […]

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 of Sanctuary for immigrant refugees facing deportations orders from ICE.  The Department of Homeland Security is targeting Central American children and families for deportation, despite the […]

Demystifying the Oakland Housing Crisis

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee | 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 just before, with Kehilla’s participation in the Shabbat service on Saturday, April 30th.[1]  We welcome you to join us in learning more about the issues and opportunities […]

Report Back from Our Refugee Support Action

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee | 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, April 9, to canvass the 42nd Street and Telegraph North Oakland neighborhood near the Lighthouse Mosque. At 2 pm, we met at the mosque for […]

Economic Justice Committee Corner: Kehilla Supports Migrants’ Rights

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Economic Justice Committee | 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 corner of the world where violence threatens.  We are haunted by images of families and children, clinging to derelict boats or drowned in the surf.  […]