About Us

About Us

We are the Southern California Chapter of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, a movement of progressive Jews across America who are building a country that lives up to our values of justice and equality for all.

Since 1999, we’ve organized the local Jewish community in Southern California to work in partnership with communities most impacted by economic inequality and systemic racial injustice.

We advocate for structural policy changes — in our city, state, and country — to achieve our vision of a society that is inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, and faith. Bend the Arc is the only national Jewish organization focused solely on social change in the U.S.

We believe that when we act boldly for justice as Jews, we are reconnected to our deeper communal purpose and prophetic tradition. As we seek to transform our society, we ourselves are transformed as well. For activists of all ages, we offer opportunities to learn and develop as leaders of this movement.

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Meet our staff:

  • Anjuli Kronheim Katz, Field Organizing Manager
  • Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, Rabbi-in-Residence
  • Carrie Sterns, Jeremiah Fellowship Director
  • Eva Bilick, Administrative Assistant
  • Shana Gee-Cohen, Development Officer
  • Michal David, Electoral Organizer

Meet our committee chairs:

  • Brad Fingard, Criminal Justice Committee Co-Chair
  • David Ellmann, Criminal Justice Committee Chair
  • Claire Wazana Meredith, Housing Justice Committee Leadership Team
  • Alex Vizotsky, Housing Justice Committee Leadership Team
  • Emma Taylor, Housing Justice Committee Leadership Team
  • Chul Gugich, Housing Justice Committee Leadership Team
  • Maddie Miller, Jews Interrupt Trump CA-25 chair
  • Sarah Rogozen, Immigration & Solidarity Committee Co-Chair
  • Ami Fields-Meyer, Immigration & Solidarity Committee Co-Chair

Meet some of our campaign partners:

  • Reform California
  • LA Raids Rapid Response Network
  • Ground Game LA
  • Californians for Safety and Justice
  • Los Angeles Federation of Labor
  • The Ella Baker Center
  • CLUE
  • LA Voice
  • Essie Justice Group
  • ACLU of California
  • Reform California
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • IKAR
  • Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing
  • Sanctuary-Sacred Resistance Task Force, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
  • Beit T'Shuvah
  • Drug Policy Alliance
  • Californians for Safety and Justice
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council
  • Vigilant Love
  • Housing Now
  • Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
  • California Calls

Meet some of our coalitions:

  • Interfaith Immigration Coalition
  • Interfaith Table for Immigration Rights
  • Black Jewish Justice Alliance
  • LA Jewish Social Justice Network