In 2014-2015, the Temple Jeremiah social action / advocacy committee took on the issue of immigration. It continues to be an important ongoing issue that we are monitoring.
- Our nation is stronger when we welcome those of different race, ethnicity, and faith traditions.
- Our nation will be stronger with clear paths toward citizenship for immigrants.
- All people within our nation should be treated with dignity and respect.
An Update on the Refugee Sisters You Helped Sponsor
It is with full joy in our hearts and with the season of miracles upon us, we want to update you on the status of two refugee women who Temple Jeremiah has assisted. First, a little review: almost a year ago, the Social Justice Committee gathered those Temple Jeremiah congregants who were interested in partnering with the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS) in sponsoring two refugee women from Zambia. These women, Geogette and Edwina, were coming to America without their family, having spent the past 18 years in Meheba Refugee Camp in Zambia, after fleeing with their parents, five sisters and a brother from the turmoil and chaos in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more.
Reform Movement Call-in Day Information
Join our efforts to pass a clean Dream Act by participating in a national Reform Movement Call-in Day. On November 6th, the Monday after the Reform Movement Immigrant Justice Shabbat, we are calling upon the entire community to call their elected officials to make our support for the Dream Act known.
Please call your members of Congress, either asking them to advocate for immediate passage of a clean Dream Act of 2017 or thanking them for their co-sponsorship of the Dream Act of 2017. Click here for a list of Co-Sponsors to thank in the Senate. Click here for a list of co-sponsors to thank in the House of Representatives. Visit rac.org/passthedreamact for the most up-to-date information for calling your elected officials. More info, including background on DREAMers.
- This Shabbat, the Reform Jewish Movement and it’s congregations are mobilizing to leverage the full strength of our community to work towards the passage of a clean Dream Act. Together, between now and Monday, Nov. 6th, we are all calling, emailing, and writing our Representatives and Senators. We urge them to immediately pass the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017 without any added enforcement provisions and grant DACA recipients permanent residence status on a conditional basis, and provide a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers who attend college, work in the U.S., or serve in the military. To contact your Representative or Senator go to https://tinyurl.com/ContactforDACA or use one of the postcards in the lobby.