Social Advocacy

Social Advocacy

Kehila continues a tradition of advocating for economic and social justice, locally, nationally and internationally. Examples from 2017-18 included:

  • Working alongside Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) and other organizations to push for a $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County, paid sick leave in Maryland and Montgomery County, and greater gun control in Maryland.
  • Participating in Statewide Lobby Night in Annapolis to further soical justice and environmental agenda in the Maryland State Legislature.
  • Holding a vigil with Reb David at the Israeli Embassy to protest deportation of African migrants from Israel.
  • Participating in the Washington March for Our Lives to protest against gun violence, including prayers led by Reb David.
  • Volunteering during the six-week Affordable Care Act open season to distribute information and answer phones helping people sign up for health insurance
  • Holding Sunday morning Adult Education programs on Maryland State legislative priorities and J Street advocacy in Israel.

Similar activities, which will be advertised, will arise during this year and may include:

  • Opportunities to attend hearings, and participate in letter-writing and petition campaigns regarding pending legislation.
  • Discussion of social justice issues through shared information and education.

Diane Garfield is the Social Advocacy coordinator.  Watch for announcements on the Kehila Cybershletl.