Celebrating Change, Creating Change

April Newsletter | April 4, 2016

Tickets for Bend the Arc: Bay Area’s second Pursuing Justice Party sold out eight days early. This joyous evening honored Rabbi Sydney Mintz, featured powerful speakers, and celebrated the historic passage of a $15 minimum wage in California.

Roni Ben-David

January/February Newsletter | February 11, 2016

“In 9th grade I hosted an anniversary party for Roe v. Wade (not widely attended...but  it was my first taste of activism). My heroes were people who spoke out against injustice — they displayed a righteous anger that I hoped to cultivate in myself.” Meet Roni, a leader on the Criminal Justice Reform team in the Bay Area, and a Jewish educator with a soft spot for cinnamon raisin bagels.

Taking a Moral Stand Against the Crisis of Mass Incarceration

November Newsletter | November 30, 2015

A leader of criminal justice reform efforts in the Bay Area, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum went to Capitol Hill to advocate for humane sentencing reform and in the process delivered a stirring message on the moral necessity for immediate and tangible change to our “life-for-an-eye” justice system.

Unleashing the Chutzpah of Young Jewish Leaders

September Newsletter | September 30, 2015

Continuing a long history of programmatic excellence in training Jewish leaders, Bend the Arc’s Jeremiah Fellowship has begun recruitment for its 10th year. Nominate a young leader for the fellowship today.

Taking Action to Reform Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in California

July Newsletter | July 29, 2015

Bay Area leaders swayed two California Assembly Members to vote YES on a key progressive law.