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The mission of the Petaluma Community Relations Council is to serve as a coalition of individuals and groups, promoting the values of respect, appreciation and understanding of diversity among all people in our community. By fostering positive human relations, we identify and confront discrimination, respond to the needs of our community, and serve as a source of information and advocacy.
Organizations in the Council
Who We Are
The following organizations are members of the coalition committed to promoting the values
of the Petaluma Community Relations Council.
The following organizations are part of the coalition promoting the values
of the Petaluma Community Relations Council:
Mentor Me empowers youth in need to achieve their highest potential by matching them with an adult mentor. MORE INFO
Founded in 1988, we empower Sonoma County’s homeless families, veterans, and adults to rebuild their lives and find housing for good. MORE INFO
ELIM Lutheran Church
We encourage all people to grow in their faith, to deepen their relationships with others, and to live lives of service to seek justice and peace. MORE INFO
Petaluma United Methodist Church
We are an inclusive, loving congregation immersed in God’s Spirit so Christ’s love emerges towards God and towards the world. We serve in the Petaluma community and beyond. MORE INFO
We are a group of Petalumans committed to encouraging and creating peace, justice, and equity in our community. MORE INFO
We stand together to promote inclusivity and respect for all. MORE INFO
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We raise a call to the officials of Sonoma County to protect the community from discriminatory orders and laws. MORE INFO
St. James Catholic Church
Founded in 1964 St. James Catholic Church is the second Catholic Church built in Petaluma. We are an active parish with many ministries. MORE INFO
B’nai Israel Jewish Center
We provide an inclusive center for Jewish life that addresses the cultural, religious, spiritual, educational, and social needs of those who wish to identify with the Jewish community. MORE INFO
Petaluma Blacks for Community Development
Through various programs and events we share black history and culture within the Sonoma county community. MORE INFO
North Bay Organizing Project
We are a diverse, multi-issue organization that believes that participation of our members is essential for the survival of democracy. MORE INFO
Petaluma People Services Center
We strive to improve the social and economic health of our community — one child, one adult, and one senior at a time. MORE INFO
Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma
We seek the power of love to transform our hearts and minds. We act on our values to create a fairer and kinder community in Petaluma and beyond. MORE INFO
Latino Student Congress Sonoma County
Unite people to build leadership and grassroots power for social, economic, racial and environmental justice. MORE INFO
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity
We pursue justice and equality; honor holistic approaches to well-being; cherish peace building traditions; uphold the dignity and sanctity of every human life. MORE INFO
Conservation Action Fund for Education
Our primary mission is to educate, engage and empower the public regarding sustainability and the environment. MORE INFO
Petaluma Police Department
Working with our community to provide professional police services with innovation and excellence. Those we serve know those who serve them. MORE INFO
Metta Center for Nonviolence
We offer educational resources for the safe and effective use of nonviolence. MORE INFO
St. John’s Episcopal Church
We bring Christ to life: celebrating the mysteries; honoring the beauty and wisdom of every person; healing the soul; and serving the peace and renewal of the earth. MORE INFO
Petaluma Housing Action Team
We are a group of local citizens committed to finding solutions to the housing crisis in Petaluma. MORE INFO
We provide a variety of pregnancy and postpartum support services tailored to meet your individual needs. MORE INFO
Petaluma Arts Center
Our mission is about building community through art. We are art in the heart of Petaluma. MORE INFO
Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens
Founded in 1929, JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American Civil Rights organization in the United States. MORE INFO
St. Vincent de Paul Church
As a Eucharist centered people, we live our faith in word and deed by sharing our time, talent, and treasure to support one another and serve those in need. INFO
Women walking together bridge our communities step by step. MORE INFO
Rebuilding Together Petaluma
We mobilize volunteers and businesses to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in Petaluma. We believe that everyone deserves a safe and healthy home. MORE INFO
National Association of Social Workers
Seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy. MORE INFO
RESPECT - APPRECIATION - UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY
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His two guests include: Jill white, an Attorney and President of Sonoma County’s Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire; and,
Reb Irwin Keller, Spiritual Leader for Ner Shalom in Cotati and advocate for the LGBT community and people living with and affected by HIV. He served as staff attorney and executive director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area; and authored Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Ordinance, which passed into law in 1989.
Talking with Rabbi Ted airs every other Thursday on Petaluma’s KPCA 103.3 FM
KPCA 103.3 FM “Talking with Rabbi Ted,” February 14, 2019
In his first segment, Sela and Stuart Nissenbaum, 47 years of marriage and celebrating Valentine’s Day. Stuart is also President of the Board of Directors of B’nai Israel Jewish Center. And in his second segment, Rabbi Ted talks with Matthew Harris, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for Petaluma City Schools.
“Talking with Rabbi Ted” airs every other Thursday on Petaluma’s KPCA 103.3 FM
His distinguished guests, Paula Dueweke, Fire Inspector for the Petaluma Fire Department and Lou Zweier, independent filmmaker and facilitator of empathy circles. He recently helped facilitate Petaluma Community Relations Council’s program on Bias and Inclusivity in Petaluma’s Schools.
Inquiry & Discussion on Bias & Inclusivity in Petaluma Schools
You Are Invited to a PCRC Sponsored Community Event – MORE INFO
January 17, 2019, “The Hour of Women” on KPCA’s “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His three distinguished guests, Kelly Bass-Seibel, Naomi Crawford and Faith Ross.
Talking with Rabbi Ted airs every other Thursday at 10 on Petaluma’s KPCA 103.3 FM.
This week’s guests are Matt Brown, Editor of the Argus-Courier and Reut Porat, member of B’nai Israel Jewish Center.
This week’s guests are Father Bill Donahue of St. Vincent de Paul Church and Katherine Rinehart, Sonoma County Historian.
December 6, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, Rabbi Stephanie Kramer, Congregation Shomrei Torah; and & Farhad Mansourian, General MGR of SMART.
November 8, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, award-winning author, Michael Shapiro; and Tashfeen Ekram, member of Petaluma’s Muslim Community.
October 25, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, Faith Ross, member of Petaluma Blacks for Community Development (PBCD), Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, the Petaluma Christian Church, and Petaluma Community Relations Council (PCRC); and Reverend Eric Dale, United Methodist Church of Petaluma.
October 11, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests this week, Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbitt and Gary Callahan, Superintendent of Petaluma City Schools.
September 27, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.” His two distinguished guests, Jim Stern, a recording engineer and producer since 1978, was one of the major forces in the creation of Berkeley-based Fantasy Records; and John Crowley, co-owner of Aqus, who has successfully turned his quaint Petaluma café into a popular community hub.
September 13, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two guests include, Maggie Fishman, Santa Rosa Junior College Board President and Rabbi Dovid Bush from Chabad of Petaluma.
August 30, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, Rabbi George Gittleman of Santa Rosa’s Shomrei Torah, and new Pastor of Unitarian Universalists Petaluma, Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae.
August 16, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, Petaluma Police Chief Ken Savano and Emily Charrier, Publisher for the Argus-Courier.
August 2, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, His two distinguished guests, Petaluma native, and Executive Director of Petaluma Community Access, John Bertucci and Rabbi Steve Finley, Congregation Shir Shalom.
June 21, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His distinguished guests, Grant Elementary School’s new Principal, Amanda Grey, and Skip Sommer, Petaluma’s history buff.
June 27, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, Rev. Daniel Green, St, John’s Episcopal Church and Rory Noguchi, Program and Communications Coordinator for BIJC
May 24, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, Rev. Patrick Torbit from Elim Lutheran Church and Deb Dalton, Executive Director of Mentor Me.
May 10, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, John Kennedy, retired Southwest Regional Manager for The Environmental Protection Agency, and Elece Hempel, Executive Director of Petaluma People Services Center and Chair of the Board of our Health Care District.
April 26, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, Father Michael and Ken Kann, St. James Catholic Church and acclaimed author, Kenneth Kann.
Title VI: Know Your Rights Workshop — For parents, students and educatorsFEATURED SPEAKERS: Raquel Mack, Save you VI Founder, andD’mitra Smith, Sonoma County Commission on Human RightsMonday May 7, 2018 at 6:00 PMPetaluma Regional Library, Forum Room100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952Protecting students of color from racial discrimination and harassment in schools.
Titulo VI – Conozca sus derechos Taller — Para padres, estudiantes y educadoresOradores Destacados:Raquel Mack, Salva Tu Titulo VI FundadorD’mitra Smith, Comisión de Derechos Human del Condado de Sonoma7 de mayo de 20186:00 PMPetaluma Regional Library, Forum Room100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952Proteger a los estudiantes de color contra la discriminación racial el acoso en las escuelasTodos los estudiantes deben sentirse bienvenidos y seguros en la escuela.
April 12, 2018 radio show, “Talking with Rabbi Ted.”
His two distinguished guests, Kevin Jones, Chair of the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights; Sam Tuttleman, Human Rights Advocate; Abraham Solar, Director of Pastoral Outreach for St. Vincent de Paul Church.
CRITICAL DISASTER RELIFE INFORMATION
Community Leaders of the Council
Rabbi Ted Feldman
Erica H Stuart
PCRC General Meeting Minutes – “Meet Mayor-Elect Teresa Barrett”
November 28, 2018 MORE INFO
Immigration Update for Service Providers MORE INFO
PCRC Proud to Support Petaluma’s 6th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair
Petaluma Fire Department now offers two valuable booklets on how to prepare when disaster strikes.
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Petaluma Community Relations Council
The Petaluma Community Relations Council (PCRC) will serve as a forum for organizations in our community who seek to connect to, and learn from, each other on issues impacting our community. This forum is comprised of representatives from faith communities, organizations, city government, and individuals. The Council will hold discussions, seek community input, host guest speakers and community events, and when there is consensus to do so, develop and promote messages and activities in accordance with its Mission Statement. The Council does not endorse any political party. It does endorse and support the health, safety, and welfare of all members of our community.