Social Justice

Social justice has a central place in Judaism and at Kehillat Israel. Social justice at KI addresses issues of equality and justice, fundamental human or civil rights, or dignity of each human being. KI partners with preeminent faith-based organizations including Jewish World Watch, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice), and American Jewish World Service (AJWS).

Volunteers are always needed to support these efforts:

· Protect women and girls in Darfur through JWW’s Solar Cooker Project, by joining or leading KI’s team in the Jewish World Watch Walk to End Genocide on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Pan Pacific Park.

· Join KI’s Hunger Task Force to learn about and advocate for policies that alleviate hunger, through MAZON.

· Attend CLUE meetings and learn about causes of and solutions for poverty in our own community, such as advocating for fair wages and safe work conditions for local car wash workers.

· Participate with American Jewish World Service in its efforts to promote human rights in the developing world.

· If you have a social justice issue you would like to bring to KI, please fill out the social justice request form by clicking here. This will be reviewed according to KI's social justice policy

We encourage everyone who is interested in being part of KI’s Social Justice efforts to contact Social Justice Trustee Laura Diamond at

Car Wash Campaign

Click Here to read about our efforts to help achieve worker's rights for car wash employees

Rabbi Reuben on the Juvenile Justice System

Rabbi Reuben is one of five religious leaders interviewed in a short YouTube presentation by Faith Communities for Families and Children. The leaders discuss their shared conviction that God does not want any children to perish as casualties of the justice system.

Click here to watch the presentation.

Click here to see Rabbi Reuben’s article on this topic in the April 2010 KI News.