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% […]

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 […]

Ballot Nights, October 7 and October 14, with St. Columba Church: Learn about Critical Propositions

Posted by on Sep 28, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

All Kehilla members are invited to join two Saint Columba Catholic Church town hall meetings dedicated to providing information about the state propositions. St. Columba, in Oakland, is a member […]

Nov 3, 2020 State Propositions – Voter guides

Posted by on Sep 26, 2020 in Economic Justice Committee Blog | No Comments

Nov 3, 2020 State Propositions – Voter guides Compiled by the Kehilla Economic Justice Committee (Richard Speiglman and Sandy Vaughn) from a variety of Progressive and Conservative sources. The EJC […]

Kehilla Says Vote No on Proposition 20

On September 9, 85 people gathered virtually for a “Votinar” to hear why Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Faith in Action East Bay, Netivot Shalom, Plymouth Congregational (Jazz […]

Kehilla Members Support Limiting Reliance on Santa Rita Jail for Mental Health Needs of People in Custody

In April, more than 50 Kehilla members and friends participated in a postcard campaign directed at the Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, urging her, in light of the pandemic, […]

Send Postcards: It is vital to reduce the population of Santa Rita Jail now

Dear Kehilla member, Kehilla, through the Economic Justice Committee, is active in the The Interfaith Coalition for Justice in Our Jails.  The Coalition is very concerned about the rapid spread […]

Urge NO Vote on $85 Million for Expansion of Santa Rita Jail Staff

Dear Friends, In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic and a crisis of homelessness, unemployment, school closures, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will hold a vote on a […]