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Eight individuals (adults and children) in shadow walking single file in front of a sky of sun and clouds

When Usumain arrived in Israel after years of searching for a safe place to call home, he was desperately in need of a country that would open its arms to him.

Sarah Moody
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In Canada, our social justice initiatives focus on child poverty, refugee resettlement, and advocating for the Aboriginal community, among other issues.

Rabbi Cory Weiss
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
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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
Boxes of donations in support of immigrant children and families

Our congregation in McAllen, TX, is the go-to congregation for donations in support of immigrant families; the response from the Reform Jewish community has been amazing.

Mike Blum
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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We must continue to work to realize the Reform Jewish community;s vision of a world where all people experience justice, compassion, and wholeness.

Pat Blum

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