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  • Bend The Arc renews call on RJC to rescind Trump endorsement

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    August 10, 2016 | 3:54 pm

    Bend the Arc, a Jewish progressive and social justice organization, renewed its call on the Republican Jewish Coalition to withdraw its support for Donald Trump in light of his recent campaign rhetoric.

    Trump’s comments on Tuesday encouraging “Second Amendment people” to take...

  • To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question

    August 5, 2016 | 1:34 pm

    “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.”

    If the sign-off to the statement condemning the Republican nominee for his attacks on the Muslim parents...

  • Jewish progressive org invokes Freedom Summer murders to protest Trump

    By Eitan Arom

    June 22, 2016 | 3:31 pm

    The heat wave had broken by the time Pastor Cue Jn-marie stood up June 21 at the auditorium of Pan Pacific Park in the Fairfax District before a mostly-Jewish audience of about 40. But as he spoke, his anger seemed to boil over.

    The Skid Row pastor delivered a fiery speech at the...

  • Jewish group leads anti-Trump protests nationwide

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 21, 2016 | 1:05 pm

    Hundreds of Jewish activists, led by Bend the Arc Jewish Action, a Jewish social justice organization, gathered in vigils in cities across the nation as part of a national day of action against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric.


  • Liberal Jews plan a summer of opposing Donald Trump

    May 31, 2016 | 9:30 am

    Boycott Trump? Mock Trump? Trump, the musical?

    Jewish liberals are ready to sow a summer of Donald Trump discontent in ways that aim both to bludgeon and entertain.

    Bend the Arc, an advocacy group, is convening its first national conference here next week aimed in part at...

  • Jewish leaders endorse, critique Obama’s actions to curb gun violence

    By Ryan Torok

    January 5, 2016 | 4:42 pm

    President Barack Obama’s announcement Tuesday of a series of executive actions to curb gun violence, including expanding background checks for people purchasing firearms on the private market, prompted an array of responses from leaders in the Los Angeles Jewish community.


  • Liberal Jewish group launches TV campaign against anti-immigrant hatred

    November 2, 2015 | 4:52 pm

    The public debate over immigration reform and the rhetoric that is being used in the Republican presidential primary in the last few months, has prompted Bend the Arc, a Jewish social justice group, to launch a campaign against anti-immigrant hatred.

    On Monday, the Jewish...

  • Son of George Soros launches Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC…and it’s not about Israel

    By Jared Sichel

    April 21, 2015 | 7:40 pm

    A Jewish political action committee  (PAC) devoted solely to promoting progressive stances on domestic issues in the United States was launched April 21 by the nonprofit Bend the Arc. The new PAC is the first of its kind among this country’s more than 30 Jewish PACs, most of which...

  • FED UP: the movie

    By Tera Greene

    May 29, 2014 | 11:38 pm

    #FEDUPMovie: It's time to rethink scary movies. It's time to get real about food.
    Sugar's got a hold on me, you, us... Aren't we FED UP yet?


    Sugar is an epidemic and it is killing us. Not slowly, but fast. From obesity (and childhood obesity), to diabetes to mood swings, Sugar is on a war path. And the food industry is in...

  • PUNK JEWS: Los Angeles Premiere 2/8

    By Tera Greene

    January 30, 2014 | 10:57 pm


    PUNK JEWS is finally premiering in Los Angeles!!!

    Let me just say that I am SO happy to be back in LA right now. The energy of Los Angeles is vibrant with Arts, Music, Film and media that is worth engaging with.  PUNK JEWS (Dir. Jesse Zook Mann) is a film that...

  • Why Jews fought — and should keep fighting — for the rights of domestic workers

    October 3, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    Jews have, once again, helped working men and women in this country win a great labor rights victory.

    Why is it that American Jews, over generations, show such a strong affinity for the labor movement? Many of us are a generation or even two removed from the time when the Jewish...

  • Sukkot Calendar 2013

    By Laura Donney

    September 18, 2013 | 11:18 am

    SUN | SEPT 22


    Get your harvesting on in Malibu! The Shalom Institute is offering a day filled with organic gardening, ziplining, nature walks and music. Families can also indulge in arts and crafts and meet animals in the Pinat Chai Animal Center. Kosher...

  • Moving and Shaking: Chris Silbermann, Morton Schapiro and Lawrence Trilling honored

    By Ryan Torok

    July 8, 2013 | 10:12 am

    From left: Saban Free Clinic CEO Jeffrey Bujer, producer Andy Friendly, ICM Partners founding partners Chris Silbermann and Bob Broder and producer David Friendly. Photo by Christianne Ray. 

    The Saban Free Clinic, a medical clinic for the underserved, honored Chris Silbermann,...

  • Immigration bill: For nannies and caregivers, legal status isn’t enough

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 2, 2013 | 10:13 am

    At 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, Amelia Barnachea waited in a copy shop in downtown Los Angeles, shifting her weight from one foot to the other. "I’m exercising," the diminutive Filipina-American home health aide explained, looking very spry for her 72 years. 

    Barnachea, who...

  • AB 241: Human Dignity MUST Start at the Front Doorstep

    By Lia Mandelbaum

    May 2, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    I have had the wonderful opportunity of being a Jeremiah Fellow with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.  A major driving force of the organization is the mission to do Tikkun Olam, which is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world."  I am proud of how Judaism...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    May 1, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Cantor Tifani Coyot. Photo by Loic Coyot

    Cantor Tifani Coyot of Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills has been named the successor to Cantor Evan Kent at Temple Isaiah. Kol Tikvah announced that Coyot had taken the job with Isaiah in March. She will take over for Kent in...

  • Lag B’Omer Calendar 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    April 23, 2013 | 9:43 am



    LGBT-friendly congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim hosts its inaugural Lag B’Omer celebration with singing around the fire pit at its new campus. Sat. 7-9 p.m. Free. Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323)...

  • Congress passes more expansive Violence Against Women Act

    March 1, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Congress approved the more expansive version of an extension of the Violence Against Women Act that an array of Jewish groups had backed.

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Senate version of the bill after it had rejected a Republican rewrite that omitted...

  • Jewish groups ready to weigh in as Supreme Court considers same-sex marriage

    December 11, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    With public acceptance of same-sex marriage growing, liberal Jewish groups are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act that they have long opposed.

    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases related to same-sex marriage: an appeal of a...

  • Jews push for Prop. 30

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 11:28 am

    With recent polls showing that support has fallen below 50 percent for Proposition  30 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s temporary tax hike initiative that would help fund education across California — Jewish organizers working on behalf of the measure are working hard to convince Californians...

  • Shofars blasting, Bend the Arc urges yes on Prop. 30

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 17, 2012 | 5:04 pm

    Bend the Arc is urging Jewish voters in California to rally behind Proposition 30. 

    Gov. Jerry Brown’s measure, which will appear on the November ballot, would collect almost $6 billion in additional revenue to support education, public safety and other public services by...

  • A debate party turned sober

    By Ryan Torok

    October 10, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    “It’s nerve-wracking for me to watch this debate,” said Julie Moss, 26, while watching the first of three U.S. presidential debates, on Oct. 3, on a flat-screen TV above a cocktail bar at Lola’s Restaurant.

    Moss was among a crowd of left-leaning young adults at a party to watch...

  • Bend the Arc sends activists to push for tax cuts for the wealthy repeal

    August 23, 2012 | 11:14 am

    Nine young political activists have started out on an eight-state tour to push for the repeal of the Pres. George W. Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.

    The “If I Were a Rich Man” tour, which started Wednesday, is organized by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, a...

  • Bend the Arc’s leader speaks about group’s goals

    By Ryan Torok

    August 8, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    With tax reform on his mind, Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, came to Los Angeles to talk with young professionals during an Aug. 1 house party about what sets his social justice organization apart.

    “We are now the only Jewish social justice...

  • Express your solidarity with Wisconsin’s Sikh community

    By Ryan Torok

    August 7, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    In the wake of Sunday’s shooting in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six dead and three more wounded, over 2,000 people have submitted e-notes expressing solidarity for Wisconsin’s Sikh community, including “Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Unitarian...

  • HEALTH CARE DECISION — Jews React: Chief executive officer of Bend the Arc

    By Ryan Torok

    June 28, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    “This is a huge win for the American people,” said Alan van Capelle, chief executive officer of Bend the Arc, a Jewish social justice organization. “The Supreme Court has validated the ACA [Affordable Care Act].”

    The court’s decision is good news for everybody, including...

  • Merged social justice groups become Bend the Arc

    April 3, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice is the new name for the organization that was born from the merger of Jewish Funds for Justice and the Progressive Jewish Alliance.

    The new name was announced Monday. The two Jewish social justice organizations had merged last year.