Critical Issues Forum Update

The Critical Issues Forum (CIF): Kol Shalom participates in CIF, Advocacy for Social Justice, along with synagogues representing 1,750 households and three denominations of Judaism: Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform. The mission of CIF is to advocate regarding societal issues consistent with Jewish values including:
• Effective solutions to food insecurity in Maryland for families, children, and seniors
• Advocacy work on gun violence prevention
• Support for the renovation of a low-income, largely immigrant school in Gaithersburg
• Civic engagement including voter registration, moderating candidate forums, voter rights and suppression, which disproportionately affects communities of color

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