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Interfaith Action Committee

The Interfaith Action Committee works with other faith groups on social justice issues. Much of our work is in coordination with the interfaith group's Faith in Action and the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. During the past several years we have:

  Joined Faith in Action in their work to increase rental subsidies for low-income seniors and to increase wages for In-Home Support Services workers.

•  Joined with Faith in Action on a voter engagement project to increase participation among infrequent voters.

Visited mosques for interfaith discussions, Iftar celebrations, and to bring letters of support during times of well-publicized Islamophobia. Invited our Muslim interfaith partners to our synagogue to celebrate several of our holidays.

Twice joined with Faith in Action to circulate petitions to get Prop 15 on the ballot, and are now working with the campaign to pass this important change to make California’s property tax structure more just.

Traded pulpit visits and holiday invitations with Grace Tabernacle, an evangelical church in the Bayview. Joined Grace Tabernacle and the SF Black-Jewish Unity Group for the Martin Luther King Day marches for several years. We also cosponsored a series of forums on racial justice and voter suppression with the SF Black-Jewish Unity Group.

• Hosted interfaith partners at our community Passover Seder, to High Holy Days services and for meals in our Sukkah at Sukkot. Also, brought Mishloach Manot baskets at Purim to six of our interfaith partners, to visit, share food and to tell a bit about the holiday.

Arranged with the Council on American Islamic Relations for a “bystander training” for the teens in the synagogue. CAIR also came to Or Shalom for a talk on Islamophobia for the adults.

Tue, November 24 2020 8 Kislev 5781