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

Upcoming Events

Gun Violence Prevention Hearings

Gun Violence Prevention Hearings

February 7, 2023    
1:00 pm
The state Senate Committee on Judicial Proceedings will hold hearings on February 7 at 1:00pm in Annapolis concerning several progressive bills addressing gun violence prevention. [...]