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Person holding a sign that reads REFORM JEWS WELCOME IMMIGRANTS

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, presented this sermon on Rosh HaShanah morning, saying, "We need to face something so odious that we will try to avert our eyes. But we must not."

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Rabbi Rick Jacobs stands in front of immigration justice signs at the recent event in El Paso Texas

My faith requires me with every fiber of my being, to oppose the inhumane conditions in which infants, children and their parents are being caged.” 

Arno Rosenfeld
Sign reading WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS alongside a yellow Star of David

It 's easy to feel helpless in the face of the Trump administration's accelerating crackdown on undocumented immigrants - but  inaction is not an option. 

Dr. Julia Paley
Closeup view from the bottom of the Statue of Liberty looking up against a blue sky background

On the eve of Yom HaShoah, the Kraus Family Foundation and the Union for Reform Judaism announced a new initiative to galvanize people to action around the immigration and refugee crisis in the U.S.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
A woman holds a young childs hand with their backs toward the camera and an Israeli flag in the distance behind them

His world was turned upside down after his parents divorced. His father left Israel - and because his mother was no longer married to an Israeli, she was ordered to leave the country.

Anat Hoffman
closeup of a microphone with stage lights blurry in the background

Speaking truth to power is not an easy task, especially when God or the President of the United States are the perpetrators of injustice. Sadly, we’re still waiting for a political Abraham to emerge.

Jacob Gurvis
Side view of the Statue of Liberty during an orange sunset

What happens when we let unfounded fear of one another obstruct our nation’s heritage of acceptance and of fair treatment under the law? 

Rabbi Leah Doberne-Schor
A mans hand clutching at a barbed wire fence against a blue sky

As I watch human tragedies unfold on the U.S.-Mexican border and elsewhere, nothing is helping me more right now than a conversation I had on my radio show On Being with literary historian and author Lyndsey Stonebridge.

Krista Tippett
Sign with an angry looking Statue of Liberty that reads GIVE UP YOUR TIRED YOUR POOR YOUR HUDDLES MASSES AND WELL TAKE AWAY THEIR CHILDREN

Imagine being forcibly separated from your loved one. This scenario may evoke thoughts of one of the darkest times in Jewish history. Yet, this is happening today, in America.

Ali Rosenblatt
Woman crouching on a tile floor as she plays with detained children

As we prepare to march to demand justice for the immigrant families separated at our border, consider incorporating a reading of this prayer into your congregation's or community's observance.

Florida Reform Clergy

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