Am Tzedek, formerly CBCO (congregational-based community organizing), is Isaiah's organizing group. Made up of a core team of Temple Isaiah members/lay leaders, Am Tzedek is the umbrella under which Isaiah does all types of justice work, partnering with OneLA and Reform California.
Temple Isaiah is a dues-paying member of OneLA, a broad-based organizing group. In return, they provide Am Tzedek members with training and support. They also connect us to other faith-based institutions doing work on initiatives that fall under what OneLA member institutions have been calling the Opportunity Agenda – health care, transportation, affordable housing, and restorative justice.
The Am Tzedek core team (i.e. our group of organizing leaders/congregants) is also working in partnership with Reform CA on their legislative initiatives. By participating in house meetings around potential legislation, Isaiah's lay leaders (and Rabbi Dara Frimmer ) have helped Reform CA choose legislation.