Bay Area

Supporter Circle

The Supporter Circle is made up of people who publicly affiliate with Bend the Arc: Bay Area and support its work. Among Supporter Circle members are people who have founded the work in the Bay Area, former staff members, people who have served on the national board and/or Regional Council, and other leaders.

Stosh Cotler at The Kitchen

Join our CEO, Stosh Cotler, at the Kitchen for Shabbat dinner and services. During services, Stosh will speak about how the Jewish community can harness our power for social change, and in the process redefine what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. Hear how Bend the Arc is working to shape a communal Jewish purpose by committing to the Movement for Black Lives and how you can become an active participant and ally in this work.

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In the Belly of the Whale: Ending Youth Solitary Confinement

Juvenile solitary confinement is a horrific practice regularly used in facilities across California, and Bend the Arc is working with our allies to end this practice. As we approach the High Holidays, the wisdom of our tradition offers a timely and impactful perspective on solitary confinement, and towards a vision of what true justice could be. Join us for an evening of information, agitation and action.

"Love & Taxes" Film Screening followed by discussion with Josh Kornbluth & Jacob Kornbluth

Join us at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for a special screening of Love & Taxes. Despite his job assisting a high-powered San Francisco corporate tax attorney, Josh Kornbluth hasn’t filed his own taxes in years. When his boss finally convinces him to file, so begins an unexpected and hilarious journey that will change his life. Seamlessly blending scenes from Kornbluth’s autobiographical show and semi-fictionalized cinematic reenactments of his life, Love & Taxes will capture your heart and make you never want to do your taxes the same way again.

"Love & Taxes" Film Screening followed by discussion with Robert Reich, Josh Kornbluth & Jake Kornbluth

Join us at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for a special screening of Love & Taxes. Despite his job assisting a high-powered San Francisco corporate tax attorney, Josh Kornbluth hasn’t filed his own taxes in years. When his boss finally convinces him to file, so begins an unexpected and hilarious journey that will change his life. Seamlessly blending scenes from Kornbluth’s autobiographical show and semi-fictionalized cinematic reenactments of his life, Love & Taxes will capture your heart and make you never want to do your taxes the same way again.

Join Bend the Arc and ACLU in the San Francisco Pride Parade

While we hope to be celebrating a win on marriage equality at the San Francisco Pride Parade this year, the LGBTQ movement has always been about more than marriage. Bend the Arc will join the ACLU-Northern California to march in solidarity with the larger movements around the country to assert that #BlackLivesMatter and that we must fight to #ProtectTransLives.

The struggles for LGBTQ rights, dignity, and survival continue because no one is truly liberated until everyone is free from all oppression.

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