Sinai Social Action

The Social Action Committee initiates and supports local community projects, provides informative programs to the Temple community meant to inspire tikkun olam, and conducts advocacy around social justice issues. Major activities include the annual Freedom Seder, a Social Action Shabbat, community organizing with Oakland Community Organizations, and The People of the Book Literacy Project. We also work with the Religious School, Preschool, and Midrasha programs to develop age-appropriate Social Action activities. 

We welcome new members to our dynamic Committee. Meeting dates are announced in the weekly bulletin and to those on the Social Action e-mail list. For more information or to be added to the e-mail list, contact one of the co-chairs, Teri Bleckner or Helen Smiler. Come help us shape the future of Social Action at Temple Sinai.

To learn more about our Social Action projects please scroll down and click on the links to the left.





March with Sinai at Oakland Pride 2017 to stand up for LGBTQ rights!

Temple Sinai will take to the streets on Sunday morning, September 10 as an official contingent at the 2017 Oakland Pride Parade.  This will be the second year that Sinai Pride will be marching at Oakland Pride, co-sponsored again by ATID (Temple Sinai’s Young Adults Group) and Sinai Social Action. The Sinai Pride Mustang Convertible will be riding again with us, serving as both our “rabbi-mobile” and as a vehicle for members with limited mobility.

There is no cost to participate, but members marching are encouraged to wear our Sinai Pride T-shirts available for sale here.  For those planning to attend, please register through Eventbrite to receive important updates and reminders as the date approaches. The Oakland Pride Parade is a family event, and kids and pets are welcome. Please contact co-chairs Emmett Koehler and Robert Berger to answer any questions about the event or for additional information. We hope you will join us in showing Sinai love and support for the LGBTQ community.