social Action at Or Shalom
Or Shalom has a strong contingent of members who express their Jewish heritage through a wide spectrum of social justice work—from vegetarianism and urban farming to environmental and climate action to prison reform work with Bay Area interfaith groups. Or Shalom is currently undertaking a listening campaign to hear from our community and help define the direction that we will move forward with as a group,
To learn more about the reasons we believe so strongly in working for social change, please read our Statement of Tikkum Olam in Our Times and the Or Shalom Jewish Community Statement Against Racism.
Organizations that are currently taking action on behalf of social justice can be seen in our Social Action Allies section.
ATTEND A RESISTANCE RECESS EVENT: SAVE OUR HEALTH CARE, OUR COMMUNITIES, AND OUR DEMOCRACY!
"The week of February 18–26 is the first recess of the 115th Congress—time specifically set aside for members of Congress to meet with constituents and get the pulse of the communities they represent.
This is the perfect time to raise our voices. We will show up at our elected officials' events, town halls, other public appearances, and even plan our own events, if they refuse to meet with us, to make it clear to those who represent us, as well as to the media, that tolerance of Trump's hurtful agenda is unacceptable and politically toxic."
THE MUSLIM BAN IS A CALL FOR AMERICAN JEWS TO ACT
Grab a copy of the Feb 3rd J- Weekly (Vol. 121 No. 5) or click the following link to read Rabbi Katie Mizrahi's latest essay titled "THE MUSLIM BAN IS A CALL FOR AMERICAN JEWS TO ACT."
OS at the SF WOmen's March - Jan. 21, 2017
Rabbi Katie led an enthusiastic group of Or Shalom members and friends at the SF Women's March on January 21st, 2017. You can read about the experience and how it relates to the story told in Parashat Shemot in the latest installment of the Rabbi's Blog: A New Pharaoh Arose in Egypt; there is also a video recording of Rabbi's sermon that she gave right before we began walking.