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Next SHOC (Shir Hadash Organizing Committee) Meeting, Shir Hadash: Sunday,September 30th at 10:00 AM 


March with RAC-CA Climate Team

on September 8th


The RAC-CA Climate Team invites you to march together with the Jewish contingent of the march and to promote our RAC-CA environmental priorities. Showing up in big numbers to represent the Jewish community will be powerful and exciting. As the march is on the day before Erev Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish “Birthday of the World,” our sign slogans will connect the holiday with our responsibility to preserve the planet.  


WHEN: On September 8th there will be a very large march in San Francisco called RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice. This is an exciting – even historic - coming together of environmental, labor, indigenous and other groups to collaborate in raising the urgency of climate issues and the opportunity for California to lead on these issues. The march is part of a huge mobilization in advance of Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit the following week.


Details: Please plan to arrive early, as there will be a big crowd.

9:45am RAC-CA gathering at Ferry Park, just north of Embarcadero Plazadistribute signs

10am Shabbat service at Ferry Park, led by Rabbis David Cooper and Julie Saxe-Taller; all are welcome

10:45am Embarcadero Plaza, we will join the interfaith contingent and the rest of the march

11am March begins, from Embarcadero Plaza to Civic Center Plaza

12 noon at Civic Center Plaza, Resource fair and street mural painting – we will be breaking the world’s record for the largest street mural!


Please register here, and/or email  Call or email with any questions as well.    

In celebration and protection of our beautiful planet,


The RAC-CA Climate Issue Research Team

Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller

Northern California Senior Organizer

(pronouns: she/her/hers)


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Canvas [10-7] and


Calling [9-13] Opportunities

Dear Activist Friends,

More than a dozen of us returned from Tracy yesterday bone tired but energized, too. We joined more than 60 volunteers going door to door working to flip District 10 and Congress in the midterms. Many meaningful conversations with Tracy residents were held. The heat could not dim the enthusiasm and determination of this effort. Our next canvass will be on Sunday, October 7th from 1-5 PM. We can register already with this link:.


Even sooner in partnership with Swing Left, we invite you once again to phone bank to CA-10 on Thursday, September 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Democratic Volunteer Center, 960 San Antonio Rd. in Palo Alto near the Oshman JCC. We are trained on the spot by very skilled and committed trainers. What a way to begin the New Year with meaningful action in this time of urgent need!


Please RSVP to Phil Spiegel ( or Shelly Lewis ( for the phone bank and the next canvass, too, so that we can arrange carpools.


With best wishes for a New Year of more justice, more compassion, more peace!



 It's like canvassing,


but way better!

A unique and exciting opportunity to engage Latino voters in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties which comprise California's Congressional District 10 — where voter turnout is the key!

During the month of September and early October [see dates listed below] we will be engaging thousands of Latino Catholics, registering them to vote and supporting them to cast their votes in the upcoming election.


Sept. 15 and 16, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Tracy

Sept. 22 and 23, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Modesto

Sept. 30, St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, Riverbank

Oct. 6, Oct. 7, St. Jude's Catholic Church, Ceres


Times:  The festivals run all day, both Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm.  

If you can, please sign up for the whole day or you can opt for a half day shift:

Option 1: 

All day; 9:30-5:00 

Option 2:

Shift 1: 9:30am -1:30pm

Shift 2: 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Here is how it'll work:

Each of the Catholic churches holds a huge community festival in the Fall, drawing the majority of its congregants, neighbors and community members. These (mostly) weekend-long festivals each draw thousands of people.

     With the priests' blessing (literally), festival-goers will be encouraged to register to vote and provide us with their contact info. It's like canvassing, but better: our target population will all gather in one place and will be encouraged to connect with us and to vote for candidates who will protect immigrants and their families, protect affordable health care to all, and support a tax code that works for working people

We need YOU and many other volunteers to engage voters in large community church festivals held by each of the churches in September and October.  

We need everybody, but Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed. 

What we will do:  

— a brief training at the start of each shift

— we will all wear vests or buttons identifying ourselves as voter registration volunteers

— some of us will “person” a booth, helping potential voters fill out voter registration forms

— others will mingle in the crowd, engaging people, getting their contact info to help them fill out their voter ballots in the coming weeks

— for the events in late September and October, we will also have voter guides, helping people sort out the issues and candidates, to make voting easy


How to sign up:  Please email me and let me know the date and time(s) you want to volunteer, your cell phone number, and whether you speak Spanish.  After that, we’ll figure out carpools and all of the other logistics. 

Let’s do this!

From: Na'ama Firestone <>

(Edited by bw)









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Join us to collect signatures for 

Schools + Communities First! 

Come to the PACT office (1100 Shasta Ave., San Jose) to pick up + drop off forms.

For more information, please contact




Únete a nosotros para recoger firmas para

Escuelas + Comunidades Primero!

Venga a la oficina de PACT (1100 Shasta Ave., San Jose) para recoger o dejar formularios.

Para obtener más información, por favor envíe un correo electrónico



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PACT: People Acting in Community Together

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Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network is Live! 

Have you been meaning to participate in PACT's Rapid Response Training but the dates haven't been good? Have you been hoping they would have a training geared for the Jewish community?

Upcoming Trainings

Sign up for a training:


(See below for Dispatcher Training, if you have completed Rapid Response Training and you are bilingual) 

Santa Clara County MigraWatch Rapid Response
Training by Pangea Legal Services, Sacred Heart Community Service & PACT: People Acting in Community Together, with many partners!

If you've already attended training for more info and 

Would like to attend Dispatcher Training

Would like to be a Rapid Responder

Would like to be a Dispatcher (to receive calls from community members, bilingual required)

 Invite others to register and get trained

Call: (408) 998-8001



Interested in training to being an Immigrant First Responder?

Contact: Rabbi Aron
Can’t be a First Responder and want to be involved? Other ways immigrant support is needed:
Food, morale or driving (children to school, etc)
Family preparedness - helping with an emergency plan, filling out documents, child placement, etc.
Know your Rights Training - English, and Bilingual
That's just a small sampling of the help they need.  If you are unable to be on the Rapid Response Team but would like to help, please contact:
Rosa DeLeong, Sacred Heart

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