The Social Justice Vision at Stephen S. Wise Temple

Our congregation will see Social Justice as a calling that derives from our sense of God and the imperative of Jewish Tradition. The Stephen S. Wise Temple community will use our influence, power and compassion to be a force for positive, meaningful and effective change in the quality of life on behalf of all the citizens of Los Angeles and the world.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Non-Partisan Voter Guide from KCET

I just completed my mail in ballot and found this very useful site hosted by KCET.  Find it here. Make sure that you take the time to vote!  Remember, you can apply for permanent mail in ballot status by checking the box on your sample ballot and you'll never have to remember to send back anything but your completed ballot again. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Los Angeles Unified School Board Member Tamar Galatzan cordially invites you to attend a town hall event on Prop 30 and Prop 38.

DATE: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Cleveland High School
8140 Vanalden Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335 (in the Multi-Purpose Room)
On-site parking will be available.

Town Hall will provide a venue where you may hear directly from Superintendant John E. Deasy, proposition experts, and ask your questions so you may be a well-informed voter.  November elections are fast approaching and it’s very important to understand how the propositions will impact public education and students.          

Spanish translation will be available.  Please click here for more details.  

Friday, September 7, 2012

Get Out The Vote Drive -- PICO, LA Voice

Do all you can in support of efforts to pass Proposition 30--securing revenue for Public Education.  Find out more about the Proposition here.

Make phone calls to encourage voter registration and voting at LA Voice.  Find out more here.

Rabbi Stern is going Sunday, October 9th at 12:30 to make calls. Will you join him?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Voter Guide from the Religious Action Center and the Union For Reform Judaism

Click here for the voter guide. There are also many useful links in this publication that will take you to additional resources. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reed Lawsuit Appeal Verdict

As readers of this Blog might know, members of our Education Advocacy group signed on to the Reed Lawsuit as friends of the Court.  We felt that advocating for teacher retention (despite seniority rules) was an important position to take in the face of high turnovers in the most under served schools.  We know that this has implications for teacher tenure but recognize also that extraordinary needs require extraordinary measures. Here is the result of the suit as reported in the LA Times:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Stephen S. Wise Freedom School Makes KTLA News and Website!

At Stephen S. Wise Temple we are so proud of our volunteers and staff who have worked together to make our Freedom School a remarkable success.  We are grateful to KTLA reporter and Temple member Eric Spillman for taking the time to produce this report and getting it on KTLA!  Click here to see it.