Join the Resistance! Two Connected Workshops for Intergenerational and Congregational Response to the New Political Reality

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments


Two groups of  social justice activists are planning two distinct workshops to facilitate Kehilla members’ coming together to work on our resistance efforts.

  1. Intergenerational Activist Gathering at Kehilla

     Saturday, February 18, 4pm – 6pm, Social Hall

There will be a panel discussion with:

Julie Aronowitz: Currently doing work with Faith in Action, OCO’s sister organization in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

Rabbi David Cooper: Kehilla Rabbi, involved in many activist organizations

Rochelle Towers: Activist for many many years, currently organizer and facilitator  with White Awake

A speaker from JYCA (Jewish Youth for Community Action ): TBA

The panelists will discuss the relationship between their Judaism and their activism, focusing particularly on the sustainability of activist work over time.

We will then move into small intergenerational groups to introduce ourselves to each other, talk about what we are doing, what we see as our focus given the new administration and political realities in our country, and where we see opportunities for faith, ritual, community and other parts of Jewish life to support activism, and vice versa.

If you have questions or want to/can help with setup or cleanup, please email  Dvora at or Eva at


  1. Join the Resistance: An Action-Focused Workshop

      Sunday, April 2, late afternoon, Sanctuary

This workshop, currently being planned by several members of the Economic Justice Committee and other Kehilla members, will help attendees identify specific action(s) to take in this new era.

This forum will provide detailed information and connections to help people overcome feelings of isolation, overload and despair by focusing on specific, effective actions. Examples of possible subject areas include immigration, the environment, voting rights, etc.

Participants will meet in small groups with six  – eight subject area experts. Each participant will have an opportunity to attend three sessions at different stations set up at Kehilla. By the end of this workshop, each participant should walk out with one or more identified areas for further engagement and specific next-step actions they want to take.

If you’d like more information or have questions, please contact Karen at


Please look for further information about each of these workshops through the Kehilla weekly email, KCS Facebook page or flyers posted/distributed at Kehilla services.

While these two meetings will complement each other, participants may attend just one or both.

Events of this type are happening in significant numbers throughout the Bay Area with high participation levels. We encourage anyone who wants to do something to join us, whether this would be your first political action engagement or your 100th!

We are all in this together.

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