A Jewish Community Forum | Congregation Beth Am

A Jewish Community Forum

Bringing together academics, political pollsters, journalists and policy experts to educate and train our Jewish community.

The current political environment has profound implications for the policy priorities of our Bay Area Jewish community. In its role as a community convener and champion of democratic values, JCRC – in partnership with the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund and Jewish Community High School of the Bay – is bringing together community leaders, policy experts, political pollsters, academics and journalists for a full-day of education and training. This Jewish Community Forum is intended to provide community members with an opportunity to learn effective strategies for advocacy and the powers of government in our participatory democracy. Attendees will leave empowered with the information, ideas and training needed to engage in civic affairs at the federal, state and municipal levels.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in panel conversations and trainings that focus on Jewish security at home and abroad and/or advancing a just society. In addition, there will be an opening session, a keynote address and a closing session available to all attendees.

Learn to:

  • Speak out on issues!
  • Speak up when faced with discrimination!
  • Be an ambassador for our Jewish community!

Review a draft of the forum schedule online.

Cost: $25 – Advance registration required.
(Admission includes coffee and a light nosh at breakfast and a box lunch. Kosher dietary laws observed with Rabbinic supervision.)

Host Committee: Riva Berelson, Judy Bloom, Emeri Handler, David Newman, Karen Kronick, Hadar Harris, Deborah Lopez, Debbie and Eric Toizer
Community Partners: Anti-Defamation League, Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Emanu-el, Congregation Rodef Sholom, J Street, Lehrhaus Judaica, Moishe House, Northern California Board of Rabbis, Oshman Family JCC, Peninsula Temple Beth El, Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, Shalom School, Stand With Us, UpStart Lab

Congregation Beth Am
  • 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
  • (650) 493-4661 Contact Us

We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).