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At TBE we reach out to help heal the world (tikkun olom) through community support and social justice activities.



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Please Support Immigrant Workers Providing Essential Services Such as Food Production in our State

Our local community organizing group, COPA, is planning a statewide action with our partner organizations in California. Please save Tuesday, May 5, at 5:45 PM, for a town hall meeting that will take place via Zoom video; the registration link is below. Whether or not you can attend, please sign the petition to Governor Newsom at:

There are eight broad-based community organizing groups covering California. We have been working in concert to press Governor Newsom and the state legislature to provide more funds to support families who are facing economic hardship due to the pandemic.

In particular, we are calling on Governor Newsom to expand the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) to undocumented workers and their families. Undocumented workers pay an estimated $3.2 billion in state and local taxes, yet they are not eligible for the federal stimulus checks or unemployment insurance. Expanding the CalEITC would provide much-needed cash to all low-wage workers, including many who work in essential industries.

During our action, we will be engaging key legislatures, bishops, and representatives from Governor Newsom's office. The agenda will include a brief teaching, stories, commitments, and next steps.

Pre-registration is required. Attendance is capped at 1,000 participants, so please RSVP soon if you plan to attend. The link to register is:

Ongoing programs 

  • A High Holiday food drive and Sunday dinners at the River Street Shelter.
  • COPA: By our participation in Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action we are a leading institution in Faith-Based Community Organizing, working to identify social justice issues, such as affordable housing, and improve our wider community through interfaith efforts.
  • Out In Our Faith: TBE is a founding member of Out In Our Faith, a coalition of faith communities whose mission is to promote the full inclusion of LGBT families, couples and individuals. 
  • RAC and Reform CA: The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns as an advocate in Congress on issues ranging from Israel and international religious freedom to economic justice and civil rights, to international peace and religious liberty.
  • We also host informational programs on a variety of topics including healthcare, the environment and human rights.  

   We invite you to join us. 

   The Temple Beth El Board of Directors adopted an Environmental Policy. Read it here.





Sun, July 12 2020 20 Tammuz 5780