Bend the Arc Bay Area provides opportunities for Jews in the San Francisco region to work together to create more economic and social justice, locally and nationally.
We envision a Bay Area that leads the nation in access to quality education, living wage jobs, sustainable development, and a vibrant democratic culture with an engaged electorate that reflects the diverse population of the Bay Area. We believe that the Jewish community has a key role to play in bringing this vision to reality.
Our members are young and old, secular and observant, LGBT and straight. Since 2006, we have been known as an on-the-ground ally to low-wage workers, as a partner in the fight for marriage equality, a progressive voice on immigration and other urgent issues of the day, and as an organization with a multi-generational, region-wide Jewish constituency.
We work in partnership with communities most affected by unjust conditions, often through campaigns to change unfair or oppressive laws, policies and practices. We also offer leadership development opportunities and programs that encourage people to take on the work of creating the society they want to live in and help them gain skills to become most effective in that work.