The Jewish News of Northern California
By Rob Gloster
Darrell Steinberg has been a politician for most of his adult life, including 16 years in the California Legislature and the past 18 months as mayor of Sacramento.
But he says some issues, such as immigration, transcend politics and go to his essence as a person — and as a Jew.
Steinberg and other Northern California public officials, including Oakland City Council members Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, and San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Aaron Peskin, cite their Jewish roots and values as foundational principles in their fight for the rights of refugees and undocumented immigrants.