When I learned of the adolescent detention facility in Homestead, FL, I was appalled. Because my mother survived Auschwitz, I felt I had to stand up for these children.
Rabbi Suzanne Singer
Rabbi Suzanne Singer has been serving as rabbi and educator for Temple Beth El in Riverside, CA, since 2008. She is a member of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. She is also a member of the local Alternatives to Jail Expansion Coalition and has been involved in jail and prison reform in Riverside and Los Angeles Counties. She was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Los Angeles campus in 2003. Prior to becoming a rabbi, she was an Emmy-award winning public television producer and programming executive for national public television.
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When I asked IsraAID where I could go to help refugees, they told me Berlin. I agreed somewhat reluctantly. Germany was the last place I wanted to go. My mother survived Auschwitz; the rest of her family was not as fortunate. I had a visceral dislike for the country and had never intended to visit it – but I have since changed my mind.