Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley

Welcome to our Dayenu Circle based in Silicon Valley, California!

Dayenu of Jewish Silicon Valley's Summer 2021 #hearthecall event

Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley (DCJSV) is a local group affiliated with Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action. Like other Dayenu Circles nationwide, we are taking climate action rooted in Jewish values. We collaborate with Dayenu on national climate action and plan our own state and local actions in the Bay Area.

Full Circle Meeting  

June 2, 2024, 5-6pm:

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Join us to learn and take action on important California climate initiatives! 
Assm. Marc Berman

FEATURING Assembly Member Marc Berman, Assembly District 23.
His bill, AB 2083, the Industrial Manufacturing Modernization Act will clean up the second largest source of greenhouse-gas emissions--FINALLY, after being ignored for too long.

ALSO on our agenda: LEARN about the November ballot referendum to overturn SB 1137, which provides a protective buffer between oil wells and homes, schools, and hospitals. It was signed into law by the Governor, but now it's challenged on the ballot by the California Independent Petroleum Association. Be an informed voter and tell your friends!

LEARN about Dayenu's focus on passing 2-year bill SB 252, which would require California's two biggest public employee pension funds to divest from fossil fuel companies. QUICK LETTER NEEDED TO COMMITTEE - you can send during the zoom!
SUPPORT the California Legislative Jewish Caucus and the environmental bills they have included in their Tikkun Olam package this year. 


A Time to Build 

DCJSV held a postcard-writing event for Hanukkah on December 8, 2023 in support of Dayenu's Time to Build campaign. We collected over 50 postcards at the event and mailed them to Governor Newsom, asking him and his staff to dedicating themselves to making the most of the federal funds available to the state through the Inflation Reduction Act. 

Stay tuned for upcoming lobbying action from Dayenu Circle Silicon Valley. Join us and make your voice heard! 

Current Campaigns

  • All Our Might national campaign:  Learn more about Dayenu's All Our Might campaign to end the fossil fuels era :
  • Save Rooftop Solar in California: Take action to push back against CPUC's proposal here

Join Us!

You can sign up for our email list here to keep up to date with our actions and be notified of events and meetings. Mail volumes are kept to a minimum. 

Past Meetings:

DCJSV Full Circle Meeting - January 15, 2024, 7pm 

Join Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley for our next Full Circle meeting on Monday, January 15, 2024. Our first meeting of 2024 will focus on the Inflation Reduction Act and DCJSV's plans for the upcoming California legislative year. We've got a fantastic roster of speakers joining us and some simple, effective actions you can take to make sure climate stays front and center for California lawmakers this year.

Inflation Reduction Act
  • A quick intro to the IRA and how it works  
  • Our speakers will tell you how IRA funds are being put to use in our community: 
    • David Cohen, San Jose City Councilperson, District 4 will tell us about the $6.6M in IRA funding that will be used to plant and restore the tree canopy across the city of San Jose. 
    • Mariam Ziauddin of the Santa Clara County Office of Sustainability will speak to us about the County's Climate Pollution Reduction Grant planning. 
California Legislative Session 
Learn about DCJSV's legislative lobbying plans for 2024 and how you can help advance climate legislation in CA this year.  
  • DCJSV is once again supporting SB 252 - public retirement systems fossil fuel divestment - in its second year through the CA legislature 
  • Learn how we're partnering with other CA Dayenu Circles and environmental organizations to lobby key legislators and get 252 passed this year!
  • Hear from the Executive Director of Fossil Free California, Miriam Eide, who will give us the scoop on their coalition's legislative efforts in 2024, and find out how you can help! 

Learn more about SB 252 by reading this excellent Fact Sheet from one of the bill's lead authors, Senator Lena Gonzalez.  Or watch this YouTube video from Environmental Voters.

Big Banks Fuel Climate Change: How to Move Your Money Securely

With All Our Might

The nation’s top four banks loaned fossil-fuel companies more than a *trillion dollars* from 2015’s Paris Climate Accords to 2021. Money that is destroying our climate and our future. Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley invites you to learn from experts how to move your money, securely, from big banks and fossil-fuel investment portfolios. We did it. So can you.
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7 pm
Where: Zoom
Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley is honored to present two experts who will tell us why and how to move our money to banks and investment portfolios that will provide the benefits of banking and investing without abetting climate change.
Jim Thompson

 Jim Thompson founded THIS! Is What We Did, a nonprofit focused on combating climate change and its threat to humanity. What to do? Jim has answers, focused on banking. He was director of Stanford University’s Public Management Program, named the nation’s top non-profit business management program during his tenure. He has written nine books. He started Stanford’s Positive Coaching Alliance and won numerous sports ethics awards.

Robert Chaykin

Robert Chaykin is a vice president and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Los Gatos, CA.  He advises clients on investing with impact,  based on their religious, spiritual, and life values. Robert is a commissioner on Santa Clara County’s Human Rights Commission. He has served as co-chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council and is currently a board member of Jewish Silicon Valley, where he chairs the investment committee.
Chutzpah 2022!

Chutzpah 2022: Help us turn out climate-concerned voters in key states for the 2022 midterms!

On October 25 and 27, Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley is co-hosting get-out-the-vote phone banking with Environmental Voter Project and RAC-CA. From the comfort of your own home, you can help turn out climate-concerned voters in Arizona who might not otherwise vote. Join us on Zoom for a blessing, followed by a quick tutorial on how to make the calls (it's automated, so you won't be dialing from your own phone), and then a wrap up with live music. There are two sessions, so sign up for one or both at the links below!

August 1, 2022:
California Legislative Action Meeting
We heard about important bills making their way through the California legislature, what you can do to support them, and signed up to join Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley's meetings with legislators. Our event page

January 30, 2022: 
Responding to Climate Change After Glasgow: Now What?
Distinguished guests Mary Nichols and Felicia Marcus joined Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley in a dynamic discussion to share what really happened in Glasgow, and what we can do now to support policies and regulations here at home.
Mary Nichols (L) and Felicia Marcus

Mary Nichols is currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Columbia University Center for Global Energy Policy and the Vice-Chair of the U.S.-China Climate Center at UC Berkeley. Mary is the former Chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) where she oversaw the creation of California's world-leading regulatory programs to combat air pollution and climate change. She also served as California's Secretary for Natural Resources and was Asst. Administrator for the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation in the Clinton administration.

Felicia Marcus is the William C. Landreth Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Water in the West Program and a Founding Member of the Water Policy Group, a network of current and former high-level national and international water officials. An attorney, Felicia most recently chaired the California State Water Resources Control Board, after previously serving as Regional Administrator of EPA's Region IX, and Western Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • November 11, 2021: DCJSV hosted Dayenu's National Director, Dahlia Rockowitz, for an update on the Build Back Better bill. 
    • Video of the meeting is available here.  
  • July 28, 2021: DCJSV welcomed local expert Michele Bogen, who spoke to us about transportation electrification.

Past Events:

  • All Our Might - Big Banks, Divest from Fossil Fuels!
All Our Might - Palo Alto Edition - All photos by Branden Frederick


On April 20, during Passover, Dayenu Circle of Jewish Silicon Valley joined with Dayenu Circle of Beth Am in Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto to deliver our message to local branches of big banks: free us from fossil fuel Pharaohs now! Thanks to all who joined us in this important action, and many, many thanks to all those who helped organize and host the event. 

DCJSV posters on rooftop solar and methane

  • August 25, 2021: DCJSV hosted one of many #hearthecall events in Downtown San Jose, leading an interfaith gathering in marching from City Hall to the federal courthouse and calling on Diane Feinstein and Alex Padilla to do their part in passing federal climate legislation. 
#hearthecall flyer

Holy noisemaking

Shofar blasts

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