Event Archive


The Bail Trap Screening & Discussion

All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church
8040 Glenoaks Blvd
91352 Sun Valley , CA

In America, only 1 in 10 people can pay their bail – leading to thousands of innocent (mostly poor) people in jail, who risk losing their jobs, custody of their children — even their lives.

Sandra Bland, found dead in her cell in Texas, and Kalief Browder, who committed suicide in New York, are just two heartbreaking examples of what happens when you can’t afford your bail.

As Jews called to do the work of justice, we are teaming up with CLUE and other organizations and elected officials to host a screening of The Bail Trap from Brave New Films, to educate our community about the problem of money bail and efforts to reform it. 

Join us for a screening, discussion with experts AND ways to take action on this together. 


Vigil for CA Immigrant Community

ICE Detention Center
5555 Giant Hwy
94806 Richmond , CA

As part of our effort to organize support for our fellow CA Immigrant Community, Bend the arc will be co-sponsoring a vigil. For more info, please email Leili at ldavari@bendthearc.us


Starting With Ourselves: A Jewish Open Space for Anti-Racism

JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

Often many of us feel we lack the language, support system, or knowledge to do or support anti-racist work. This gathering will be a supportive space to explore experiences and assumptions in the service of ending racism. Come ready to engage in thoughtful and thought-provoking conversations. All questions, concerns, levels of understanding, and connections with Judaism are welcome. No experience necessary.


Campaigns Committee Meeting

Bend the Arc Offices in Koreatown, RSVP for Address

Join us for our monthly Campaigns Committee meeting to support moving our work on criminal justice reform. 


Immigration and Solidarity Team Meeting

Bend the Arc Offices in Koreatown, RSVP for Address

Join new and core lay leaders and clergy to strategize around the best ways for the Jewish community to stand up with targeted communities right now. Join Bend The Arc at our office and RSVP to Anjuli at akronheimkatz@bendthearc.us for info.