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 3, 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 […]

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 […]