Social Action

Rodef Sholom is committed to engaging in acts of tikkun olam and intentional social action rooted in our Jewish values. 

Travel to the U.S.-Mexico border with Rodef Sholom and BorderLinks
In 2017, Rodef Sholom declared itself a sanctuary synagogue. In order to increase our understanding of borders, U.S. policies, and migrant rights, we are taking an educational trip to the U.S.-Mexico border with BorderLinks February 1 - 4, 2019. For more than 30 years, Borderlinks has served as the educational arm to the sanctuary movement, facilitating educational immersion trips for delgations in the Arizona-Sonora region and beyond the border to Chiapas. We will deepen our understanding of border history and immigrant justice, and spend time reflecting on how we show up as Jewish allies and advocates. If you're interested in the conversation about immigrant rights, this trip is for you, regardless of experience. Contact Shara at [email protected] for more information about this upcoming trip led by Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown. 
Rodef Sholom is a Sanctuary congregation! Read more:
VIDEO: Rev. Deborah Lee Speaks on Sanctuary Today: A Faith Response
On January 9, 2018, Reverend Deborah Lee from the Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity discussed the history of Sanctuary, the current climate for immigrants in California, and the work of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. As our involvement as a sanctuary congregation deepens we welcome Deborah to guide us in meaningful connection and engagement with this work.
Rev. Deborah Lee is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, has worked at the intersection of faith and social justice for over 25 years as an educator and organizer on issues of race, gender, a just economy, anti-militarism, LGBTQ inclusion and immigration. 

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