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


California Ethnic Studies Curriculum
Last year, California residents spoke out against anti-Israel and antisemitic themes in California's draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC). Thanks to these efforts, the California Department of Education wrote a new draft. That draft has now
been released, and, while it is a step in the right direction, there is still more work to do.

The deadline is August 11, to voice concerns to the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), so please submit respectful comments and share this alert with other people in California.

To submit feedback about the curriculum, download the sample public comment form HERE, and add your own thoughts if you would like to do so.


Every Voice, Every Vote
This is your opportunity to make a difference! Temple Beth El is participating with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) to support full voter participation in the November elections. We are joining a national postcard campaign to help get out the vote. Find out what you can do here.

  Read a message from the Social Action Committee about Voter Engagement here.

  Find information about Voter Registration here.




Resources to Learn About Racism
from Rabbi Paula

Click here



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.





Mon, October 18 2021 12 Cheshvan 5782