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.
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C. - click here
Reform California is the Reform movement’s effort to act powerfully together across lines of race, class, and faith for a more just and compassionate California. - click here
Visit the website of One LA-IAF for a city-wide effort to strengthen communities and bring about a more just society. - click here
Visit the website of HIAS and learn about its work protecting and resettling refugees. - click here
Join Isaians and members of One LA-IAF in an effort to protect immigrant and refugee communities – click here
Join an emerging group of congregants to support Muslim Americans – click here
Join PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) - click here
Fighting Hate, Teaching Tolerance and Seeking Justice - click here
A Jewish partnership for justice - click here