Reform Jewish Community United for Immigrant Justice

Shabbat Shalom everyone!

According to Rabbi Gottlieb of Congregation Beth Israel Judea Immigration Reform is echoed in this week’s Torah portion:

Shabbat Mattot-Masei 

This week we read from the final portion of the Book of Numbers, which includes a description of the cities of refuge, to which a person could flee from vengeance which would otherwise be enacted against him. The Torah recognizes a need for such a place where one is protected from violence or death if he remains at home. This need is paramount in our day.


You can join the Reform Jewish community in demanding just and compassionate immigration policies, too. Here’s how:

Write to Congress: Use our easy action alert tool to urge your elected officials to cut funds for immigration detention and deportation.

Raise your voice online: Share these messages on social media and with your friends and family, using downloadable graphics and customizable sample messages from the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

Attend an event: Join Jewish organizations in Washington, D.C., on August 11 (the Jewish holiday of Tishah B’Av) in a vigil for immigrant justice. Can’t make it? Consider hosting a local event in your community.

This looks like a promising interfaith event in San Francisco:

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