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Shanah Tovah 5783 – Take Action for the Unsheltered


Thank you for your interest in helping our unhoused neighbors!  

Your visit to this page is timely because of the connection between the High Holy Days and taking action to alleviate injustices and heal our community.  Right now in Oakland the largest homeless encampment is being evicted by Caltrans, without offering safe, sufficient alternatives.

Wood Street Commons Cat

Please consider taking one or more steps to respond to our housing crisis this High Holy Day season


Political ActionCall your councilperson with this message from the Anti-Police Terror Project.

Donate funds — to Love and Justice in the Streets 100% of your donation will purchase food and other urgently needed items that will be distributed in the streets

 Keep our Homeless Depot Stocked

    • Donate material goods to the Kehilla’s Homeless Action Depot.  
    • Items can be dropped off on the first Tuesday and third Sunday of every month, from 10 am to noon.

Wood Street Commons Montage

General Items

  • Tarps
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Heavy duty trash bags
  • Gift cards for food (Safeway, etc.)
  • Rodent-proof containers (5 gallon w/lid)
  • Water containers with spigots
  • Small plastic bottles – travel sized, clean, flip top.
  • Masks
  • Headlamps
  • Pillows
  • Suitcases with wheels
Hygiene Items

  • Toiletry bags – waterproof and opaque
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • New bars of Soap
  • Tampons and Pads (menstrual and incontinence)
  • Condoms
  • Small bottles of shampoo
  • Small tubes of Toothpaste
  • New toothbrushes
  • Baby Wipes
  • First Aid supplies (bandages, antibiotic cream, tylenol, etc.)
  • Towels
Women’s Clothing 

  • Warm Jackets
  • Warm Scarves
  • Hats
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • Bras
  • T Shirts
  • Sweat Shirts
  • Casual Pants
  • New Underwear
  • New socks
Men’s Clothing

  • Warm jackets
  • Warm Scarves
  • Hats
  • Gloves and Mittens
  • New Underwear
  • New socks
  • Belts
  • T Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Shirts (not dress shirts)
  • Casual Pants
Pet Supplies

  • Dog Food
Gift Cards

  • Gas cards, Target, etc.

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The Weekly, Kehilla’s newsletter, is released every Thursday.