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PTS periodically encourages the community to take action on issues that impact the quality of life in the US and Israel, using our social justice and synagogue values as a guide. Below are current calls to action.

Take Action Against Climate Change

As we suffer through the hottest summer on record, we must continue to fight for just, science-based solutions to the climate crisis. Call on our Assemblymembers to approve SB 233 so more Californians can participate in the shift to clean energy and grid reliability.

Click here to make your voice heard!

PTS and the California Religious Action Center (RAC-CA) are supporting SB 233, which will require most new electric vehicles (EV's) sold in California to have bidirectional charging capability by 2030. SB 233 aims to unlock the potential for California’s millions of EV's to power homes during outages, lower energy bills for Californians, and make the whole electricity grid more reliable. In addition to benefitting individual homes and communal buildings, widespread adoption of bidirectional EV's would allow California to phase out fossil fuel-powered backup generators, cleaning up the air and improving public health for all.

PTS has set a goal of 30 congregants making phone calls to Assm. Chris Holden, the chair of the assembly appropriations committee, where SB 233 will soon have a crucial hearing. Making the call is easy and will only take a few minutes. Just click here, fill in the requested information (don't forget to select Peninsula Temple Sholom in the drop-down menu of congregations!), click on the phone icon, and follow the directions on the screen.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not use this link on a phone or computer that makes calls.  Instead, do it from a laptop or computer that does NOT make the phone call for you – otherwise, the system will automatically dial your assembly member instead of Assm. Holden, who is the person we really need to reach.

Jewish teachings emphasize our responsibility to protect Creation and ensure a livable planet for future generations. In the Garden of Eden, God instructs Adam and Eve: “Take care not to spoil or destroy My world, for if you do, there will be no one to repair it after you” (Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13). We must reduce emissions to protect the planet for our children and grandchildren.

Use this link to tell the Assembly Appropriations Committee and our assemblymember, Diane Papan, that climate action cannot wait. Be sure to choose Peninsula Temple Sholom as your congregation and feel free to include a few words of your own as to why this issue is important to you.

Tue, October 3 2023 18 Tishrei 5784