Social Justice Committee seeks participants



Dear CBH Partners,

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) aka Team Tikkun Olam is off to a zooming start this year.  We have been brainstorming and clarifying our priority areas, and we hope there is something on the list that speaks to you!

Each interest area and sub-committee will welcome your energy.  The small teams listed below have both short-term and longer-term projects where your skills and concerns can be put to  practical use.  Now is a great time to get have an impact on a wide range of local concerns.  Contact us and ask how you can get involved.

We have new subcommittees that can offer you a place to collaborate if you are interested in volunteering in one of our specific high-priority areas.  There are also our monthly SJC meetings which are a great way of meeting other passionate social justice advocates, finding out all of the upcoming opportunities, and bringing opportunities to the congregation if you already collaborate with a group that needs some support.

We surveyed all of those currently participating in Social Justice Committee meetings, and found that our top areas of interest are:

  • Racial Justice including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CBH
  • Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism
  • Homelessness and Affordable Housing in our community
  • Immigrant Justice and direct service to the undocumented
  • Environmental Justice
  • Ethnic studies curriculum in DJUSD
  • Criminal Justice Equity in Davis and Yolo
  • Jewish Core Values
  • Participation in a multifaith social justice action coalition ( Yolo Interfaith Social Justice Network)

As a result of this discussion, we  have already created two subcommittees, one for Antisemitism  and one for Racial Justice and seven interest areas with a ‘point person’.   No prior experience necessary to be involved in any of the committee work.


Social Justice Committee: Fourth Wednesday, 7pm
[if there are five Wednesdays, it will be the fourth, not the last Wednesday of the month]
Point person:  Roy Kaplan


Racial Justice Sub-Committee:
Point person:  Ken Firestein


Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism subcommittee:
Point Person: David Siegel


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at CBH:
Point person: Cynthia Goldberg


Immigrant Justice and direct service and financial support to undocumented neighbors:
Point persons: Greg Brucker, John KatonahWalt Sherwood, Sarah Zimmerman


Homelessness, Affordable Housing and Food Insecurity:
Point person:  Shoshana Zatz


Criminal Justice Equity in Davis and Yolo County:
Point person: Roy Kaplan, Ken Firestein


Multifaith Action Coalition( Yolo Interfaith Social Justice Network):
Point person: Roy Kaplan


Ethnic Studies Curriculum in DJUSD:
Point persons: Greg Brucker, David Siegel


Jewish Core Values for CBH:
Point person:  Alan Brownstein


We are hoping to engage a larger portion of our partnership in this Tikkun Olam work. No prior experience needed,  only passion to repair our world. We all have tiny, one-time projects as well as on-going activities where your energy and willingness to put your concerns into action will be much appreciated.)

Please feel free to join our monthly meeting (on Zoom) to share your passion or email any of those listed above.  Contact me for the Zoom link. We invite you to join us in this important work.

Roy Kaplan
Chair, CBH Social Justice Committee