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 […]

Economic Justice Committee Report, March, 2020

by Myrna Schwartz and Richard Speiglman February 2020 Schools and Communities First initiative – EJCers are actively engaged in the gathering of signatures to get this important initiative on the […]

Homeless Action now Part of the Economic Justice Committee!  Join us at our first meeting, March 25, 7 – 8:30pm – ONLINE

The last two years have seen a 47% increase in homelessness in Oakland. Over 70% of the people living on the streets are African American. This is not just a […]

Economic Justice Committee Report Back: Schools & Communities First Ballot & Tiny House Village

Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee has focused on criminal justice and affordable housing issues throughout the past year, while closely watching the progress of a ballot measure to reform California property […]

Economic Justice Committee Shows Film at Yom Kippur Workshop

by Laura Finkler The Economic Justice Committee (EJC) showed “What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?” a film by Lucas Guilkey, at one of the Yom Kippur afternoon workshops. The film covers […]

What’s Kehilla’s EJC Up To? We Want to See Medi-Cal Benefits Returned to Everyone Eligible Upon Release from Santa Rita County Jail

by Richard Speiglman Members of Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee (EJC) collected 200 signatures from congregants and friends entering Rosh Hashanah services this year.  Why? The EJC has worked with colleagues […]

Economic Justice Committee Joins Forces to Control Police Use of Deadly Force: AB392 is Signed!

by Merle Lustig California has been among the worst states in the country for regulating police use of deadly force and the number of fatal police shootings. In 2017, California […]

Tiny House Village is seeking tangible donations:

Furniture Donations: As a faith partner, Kehilla is being asked to collect the necessary furniture for one Tiny House for our September move in. Also needed are donations of kitchen and […]

Join the Kehilla Volunteer Team for the Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Project

Rebuild the world by helping to create a dozen or more homes for youth in Oakland.  The build dates: Saturday, Aug 17 and Sunday, Aug 18: Framing/Siding Saturday, Aug 24 […]