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Stand With Us: A California Statewide Call To Action

Soon the California Legislature will vote on critical measures to protect our families. We need to urge them to stand strong and not weaken the protections for our communities. We have an oppertunity to pass SB54: the California Values Act and SB31: the Religious Freedom Act but we need to demonstrate the power of the people to win this battle. This is the first in a series of fights to protect our community. We need to let our legislators and the whole world know that we will not be divided!

Jews of Color, multi-racial Jews, Mizrachim, and Sephardim Shabbat Dinner

Self-identified Jews of Color, multi-racial Jews, Mizrachim, and Sephardim are invited and encouraged to come together for a community-building Shabbat hosted by Bend the Arc. Please come with a willingness to reflect on individual and shared identities. Program begins at 6:30pm with Candlelighting at 6:59 PM. Vegetarian Dinner will be provided.

Citizenship, Judaism, and Dissent in Troubling Times With Joel Abramovitz

How do we activate our own sense of civic responsibility when our leaders, government, and society seem to be operating in a moral framework different from ours? This is question that the Jewish tradition wrestles with from Torah until today. We'll look at textual sources that present different perspectives on the roles of citizenship and dissent when we disagree with our leaders' decisions - and reflect on how this applies to us in 2017.

San Francisco Woman's March

Join Bend the Arc on Saturday January 21st from 5-8pm at Civic Center in San Francisco to participate in the Women's March as a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We gather in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion.

Oakland Woman's March

Join Bend the Arc on Saturday January 21st at 10:30am at the corner of 8th Street and Madison Street (at the park) to participate in the Women's March as a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all. We gather in community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion.

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