Ir Tzedek: Pursuing a Just City through Community Organizing
6 session series with Faith in Action Bay Area starting March 15
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5 on Zoom
Thursday, April 7 (6:00-8:00 pm SF) or April 14 (7:00-8:30 Redwood City) in-person
Sunday, April 24 1:00-3:00 pm in-person
Ir Tzedek: Pursuing a Just City through Community Organizing is a 4-week workshop series on zoom starting March 15th (taking place over four Tuesdays evenings from 7pm-8:30pm) with two subsequent in-person meetings. We will learn about the basics of community organizing through a lens of Jewish theology, Jewish organizing, and Jewish identity. We will cover: What is organizing? How do we organize to shift power to those in our community who are most impacted by oppression, and how can we build the skills necessary? We will also learn about how Faith in Action Bay Area organizes in San Mateo County and San Francisco through a model that is centered on building relationships across lines of difference.
This workshop series is intended for exploration and connection among Jewish congregants and community groups in San Mateo County and San Francisco who may have some economic security and/or racial privilege, and who wish to learn about participating in a cross-class, multi-racial, multi-lingual organization that is led by those who are impacted by injustice. We are excited to pilot a curriculum that centers Jewish learning, history, values, and theology. When you sign up, we ask that you commit to attending all of the sessions, or at the very minimum 4 of the 6 sessions, as the sessions build on one another. We invite everyone who is open to learning about organizing, and will provide subsequent opportunities to get involved with Faith in Action Bay Area for those who are interested.
To express interest or sign up, please fill out our interest form.
If you have questions, please reach out to Nani Friedman, community organizer at Faith in Action Bay Area (email@example.com) or Avital Raff, community organizer at The Kitchen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Who We Are
Faith in Action Bay Area is a multi-racial, multi-lingual, intergenerational and cross-class organization that is led by those most affected by injustice, such as low-income families and workers, immigrants, and people of color. We are community leaders working in congregations, schools, neighborhoods and apartment complexes across San Francisco and San Mateo County to uphold the dignity of all people. We develop the shared leadership of community members and lift up our faith values in order to confront power and change unjust systems.