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Petaluma's Inclusive Center for Jewish Life

Social Action Committee

The current BIJC Social Action Committee formed in 2020 as an outgrowth of an adult education class on Social Justice led by Rabbi Ted Feldman. Every month the Social Action Committee will focus on a project in which BIJC members may participate. For information please email

Click here to see projects we have recently helped.

Current Projects

Summer 2022
The Social Action Committee extends its thanks to everyone who donated to the comfort kit project! Volunteers assembled emergency bags for use by Petaluma People Services Center

Food Empowerment Project (FEP) annual School Supply Drive for the children of farm workers.
Food Empowerment Project
School Supply Drive 2022
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Mentor Me: A Program of Petaluma People Services Center
Back-to-School Supply Drive


Green Mitzvah Project launching in March 2022!

Past Projects

Free Workshop: Depolarizing Within Oct 2021

Cool City Challenge August 2021

Update: Petaluma won the grant for the Cool City Challenge!
Follow our Green Mitzvah Project, launching in March 2022.

Petaluma is applying to be one of three California cities selected to pioneer the Cool City Challenge, a community-based “moonshot” effort to meet the threat of climate catastrophe  If selected, the city will receive a $1,000,000 grant to help meet the goal, already set out under Petaluma’s Climate Action Plan, to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2030.

There will be an informational meeting for members of our interfaith community on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about the Cool Block program and how to become a Cool Block leader. To RSVP, go here and complete the simple online form. If you are not able to attend on Thursday the 26th, you can sign up to attend at one of the alternate meeting times available. Additional information can be found here.

Mentor Me, school supplies July-August 2021

Abrazos Film Screening & Director Q&A May 2021

Guest Speaker Terry Winter, November 11, 7 p.m.

Get Out The Vote September 2020

Interfaith Food Pantry Seeks Masks August 2020

Backpack project August 2020

Sun, September 25 2022 29 Elul 5782