Dec
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Intro to SURJ Monthly Meeting

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organization, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.  Come to this meeting to learn about current work and get involved. More info here.

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Dec
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Volunteering at Prisoners Literature Project

Most prisons do not allow prisoners to receive books directly from individuals.  Instead, books must be sent through “pre-approved vendors,” usually expensive booksellers or publishers. This is where the Prisoners Literature Project steps in. They respond directly to prisoners’ book requests, and ship hundreds of good books directly to them every week.
 

Join Kitchen Justice League on Dec. 11th in Berkeley to package books and write letters to folks in prison. Ample street parking.

RSVP to Melissa@thekitchensf.org

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Dec
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Starting with Ourselves: A Jewish Open Space for Anti-Racism

Have you been thinking about racism and how to combat it? Join Bend the Arc and Jewish community members in a supportive space to explore experiences and assumptions, in service of contributing to a world free of racism. Come ready to engage in thoughtful and supportive conversations. All questions, concerns, levels of understanding, and varying connections with Judaism welcome. More info and RSVP here.

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Oct
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Justice League (Election) Meeting

Want to know how your Jewish values come into play this upcoming election?

We are kicking off the year with a session led by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice about their voter guide and specific propositions around criminal justice reform and progressive taxation.

  • Learn about state-wide propositions being raised in the election
  • Why should we as Jews care about these issues?
  • Learn about opportunities for action and get out the vote initiatives

RSVP required for location details: melissa@thekitchensf.org

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Apr
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Kitchen hosts Faith in Action's Leadership Formation Training part II

Faith In Action's Leadership Formation Training will prepare people of all faiths to organize for social justice in the Bay Area. The Training will set the context for why social justice work is needed in the Bay Area right now and why organizing is a powerful strategy for faith communities to respond to racial and economic disparities. The training will equip people with the skills necessary to build organizing teams in their congregations and communities, making the connection between faith, personal purpose, community-building and social action. Finally, the training will help people build relationships across race, faith and class. 

 

Register here

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Apr
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Kitchen hosts Faith in Action's Leadership Formation Training part I

Faith In Action's Leadership Formation Training will prepare people of all faiths to organize for social justice in the Bay Area. The Training will set the context for why social justice work is needed in the Bay Area right now and why organizing is a powerful strategy for faith communities to respond to racial and economic disparities. The training will equip people with the skills necessary to build organizing teams in their congregations and communities, making the connection between faith, personal purpose, community-building and social action. Finally, the training will help people build relationships across race, faith and class. 

 

Register here

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Mar
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Volunteering at Prisoners Literature Project

While the Kitchen's Justice League is working on systemic change in the criminal justice system, we are also helping improve the daily life of folks in prison.

Access to books in US prisons is a privilege, not a right.  Join us in writing letters and sending books to people in prisons all across the country.

Want to donate a book or two?  Prisoners Lit Project will happily accept paperback books in excellent condition.

RSVP to lisa@thekitchensf.org 

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Mar
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Justice League Meeting

Think we could do better with regards to the criminal justice system in our country?  Us too.  Every month we meet to learn and discuss related issues and ways to be involved in the community's efforts to make California better for all.  No prior knowledge of community organizing required =)

RSVP to lisa@thekitchensf.org for location

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Jun
7
9:15am 9:15am

Volunteer at St. Anthony's

Dining Room Service is more than a meal: it is building community, a place to share stories and smiles. Working with 30-40 fellow volunteers, Individual Dining Room Servers help prepare and provide around 3000 meals each day. Service includes: delivering meals, preparing food and drinks, bussing tables, and helping with other tasks as needed. Volunteers provide our guests with a nutritious meal and a much needed sense of belonging.

Registration is limited to 6 people

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May
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mission Night Walk

We (Justice League) will be hosting the Mission Night Walk this week.  

Twice a month people of different faith communities gather to walk the streets of the Mission and bear witness to the street violence that has happened.  We stop and listen to stories of neighbors, and pray for the safety of our neighborhood.

The Night Walk will be followed by a Shabbat dinner.

Location: 1661 15th St., SF (starting)

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May
17
9:15am 9:15am

Volunteer at St. Anthony's

"Dining Room Service is more than a meal: it is building community, a place to share stories and smiles. Working with 30-40 fellow volunteers, Individual Dining Room Servers help prepare and provide around 3000 meals each day. Service includes: delivering meals, preparing food and drinks, bussing tables, and helping with other tasks as needed. Volunteers provide our guests with a nutritious meal and a much needed sense of belonging." 

REGISTRATION FULL

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Apr
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mission Night Walk

Too many of our neighbors have been needlessly killed or injured, and others sent to prison. Too many parents have shed too many tears.

So twice each month, faith communities in San Francisco's Mission District walk the streets of our neighborhood where violence has occurred. 

Along the way, we stop to listen to the stories of our neighbors, sometimes talk with family and friends of those killed, and often pray for both the victims and the perpetrators of the violence.

In our Nightwalks, we hope to bring not only comfort, but also a challenge -- to ourselves, our neighbors, and our City -- to uproot the causes of that violence, whether it is done by individuals, gangs, or law enforcement.

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