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Or Shalom's current social justice initiative started at the beginning of 2017 with a listening campaign, overseen by Faith in Action Bay Area. After hearing from as many congregants as possible, three teams have started to form: Pursuing Justice, Environmental Action and Preserving the Social Safety Net. These groups are currently working on ways for Or Shalom to get more involved in the fights for universal healthcare, immigrant rights and a more sustainable future. Groups meet individually and hold their own events, but come together bimonthly to learn together as a community. 

Monthly tikkun olam work at Or shalom

The Votes are in!

Sunday, March 19, more than 70 (!!) Or Shalomers gathered to learn about the results of two months of deep listening sessions.  We were able to summarize the concerns and themes that came up in nearly two dozen listening sessions reaching well over 100 of our members. The organizing team put together an amazing piece of "readers theater" to share this information and we have clips that can be viewed on our Facebook page, here and here, or down below!

As promised, we voted on our priorities and narrowed our scope down to three areas of focus: Combating HatredPreserving the Social Safety Net, and Climate Change.  Our voting captured not only the top priorities for the     people present, but also where they would be willing to devote time and effort.  If we all show up for the time we set as an intention on Sunday, Or Shalomers will be giving 374 hours per month to these areas.  Just imagine what we can accomplish!!!!

Sun, November 18 2018 10 Kislev 5779