Linda Rhine is a recent retiree after a 35+ year career in transportation planning. She was as a public sector employee at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) before joining Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates in 1992. Nelson\Nygaard is a San Francisco based progressive transportation planning firm committed to developing transportation systems that promote vibrant, sustainable and accessible communities. Linda was a principal, shareholder and longtime member of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Kendra Froshman is a Program Analyst at the Controllers Office in San Francisco where she provides technical assistance to city departments on policies, management and internal operations. She has a background in tenant advocacy and is getting her Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State. Originally from Santa Cruz, she has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for ten years.
Ruth Ann Binder is a professional life coach, mother, nonprofit consultant, and activist with a strong commitment to and experience in social change organizations. Prior to becoming a coach, Ruth Ann was the executive director of Rebuilding Together San Francisco, a community development organization that renovates homes, schools and community centers with the involvement of thousands of volunteers. During that time she was a LeaderSpring Fellow and was more recently chair of its Leadership Council.
Get ready for a unique celebration and night of learning - a spritual journey bringing together people from a variety of perspectives and affiliations. Come for an hour or stay all night, joined by teachers from our diverse Bay Area Jewish community. Joel Abramovitz and the Criminal Justice Reform team will lead a session, as will Rabbi Mike Rothbaum of Congregation Beth El on the Fight for $15.
Join #JewsFor15 at the Oakland rally on the national day of action in support of the Fight for $15 movement.
Momentum is growing to raise the minimum wage and fight inequality across the country. Successful organizing has led to historic legislation in California and New York raising their minimum wages to $15 over the next several years. On April 14, we'll be joining with Fight for $15 to celebrate these victories and keep up the momentum in the nationwide fight against poverty wages.
Honoring Rabbi Sydney Mintz
Leader, Teacher, Comic — and Indefatigable Pursuer of Justice
How American Jews Can Help Bend the Arc Toward Justice: Shabbat with Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block at Netivot Shalom
Join Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block as our Scholar-in-Residence for a unique Shabbat focused on domestic social justice. Jason is the Rabbi-in-Residence for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, and Deputy Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action in Washington, D.C. Over the course of Shabbat, he will give a number of teachings.
Shayna is the Managing Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California where ensures that staff, board, and volunteers are effectively trained, supervised, and supported such that they consistently produce high-quality work to advance civil liberties and grow the organization. For the past fifteen years, Shayna has worked for the ACLU of Northern California in various positions: Youth Advocate, Field Assistant, Field Coordinator, Organizer, and Organizing Director.
Join Bend the Arc and The Kitchen's Justice League for a day of service at the Prisoners Literature Project.
As an expression of Jewish values, we will do service in support of people who are incarcerated. We will respond to letters from people who are incarcerated in which they request literature. We will put together books for each person and respond to their letter. We will also learn about restrictions on book access in the US prison system.
Over the last several years, Bend the Arc has advocated in the Bay Area on the issue of criminal justice reform and has made strides towards fixing our broken incarceration system with the passage of California Propositions that have reduced sentencing and ended three