Compassion & Justice

Our tradition calls on us to protect the vulnerable, work for justice, and heal our world.


Through our Compassion and Justice activities we seek ways to do this, sustainably and effectively, in the realms of both service and advocacy.


We draw on Jewish wisdom to better understand the issues we want to address, and to work for change in ways that are grounded in both justice and compassion.


Currently, we focus on learning about and working towards racial justice, and on learning about Islam and refugee issues. 


WHO: Everyone who would like to participate in these efforts is welcome.


You don't need to be Jewish to work together to make the world better, or to explore and draw on Jewish wisdom on these topics.


Reimagining Policing and Criminal Justice

Mondays, May 10, 24; June 14, 28, 7:00-8:30pm PDT


Jewish tradition calls on us to see the divine in every person and to work for justice.

Whether you are overwhelmed or heartened by the news, it is helpful to engage in conversations with others, as many have found during the twice-monthly Jewish Gateways series started soon after the murder of George Floyd,  "Moving Towards Racial Justice: What Can I Do?"


In this next series, we focus on issues of policing and criminal justice through informative presentations followed by breakout groups to share feelings, experiences, and opportunities for action. The groups are oriented towards:


  • Challenging Conversations

  • Policy and Action

  • Transcending Hate

You are welcome, whether you are a newcomer to this series or have participated before, and whether you can come to one or all four sessions.

During these conversations, we will learn, explore, and reimagine our own connection to this topic. It offers us the opportunity to energize, engage, and expand ourselves in community. We look forward to seeing you!

Learn more and register here.

If you have questions or would like more information please call or text Adrianne Bank at 510-847-8816.


Learn About Islam and Refugee Issues with Jewish Gateways' Book and Film Club

Join us for informative books, illuminating movies, and lively discussions. For information and location email Judy Gussmann.