A renewed call for donations to aid the unhoused community

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Homeless Action Blog | No Comments
A renewed call for donations to aid the unhoused community

The political climate remains unfriendly to the unhoused. Oakland continues to enforce its Encampment Management Policy with recent sweeps of encampments at Mosswood Park and near the High Street Home […]

Volunteer Opportunities at the Tiny House Empowerment Village

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

From Jilly de la Torre, Project Coordinator at Youth Spirit Artworks: We are starting up our builds again! Yay! We will be continuing to build every Saturday going forward. Please feel free to […]

Opening Passover Doors: Including the Unsheltered

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021 in Homeless Action Blog | No Comments

By the Homeless Action Committee In the second Passover of this pandemic we are called once again to open the door for the hungry to join us, and though our […]

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

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 […]

“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 […]

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% […]

Kehilla Homeless Action Depot

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Homeless Action 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 […]

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 […]

Kehilla Adds Its Voice to Humanely Support Unhoused People

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, […]

The City of Oakland wants to criminalize homelessness

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 […]