Call to Action on Immigration and Refugees

Top Pick March 29, 2017 Newton Free
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

So many of us in the Jewish community share concerns in this time for the safety and well-being of our friends, neighbors, and other faith communities. Drawing from our Jewish tradition rooted in the values of tzedek (justice) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), we know we must speak out and take action to support immigrants in Massachusetts.

Tzedek Reflection, a coalition of congregants and individuals from synagogues and Jewish community organizations across Greater Boston, invites you to join us to expand upon the interests that have emerged in our synagogue communities around ensuring safety and homes for all in this country and in taking action

Call to Action – Caring For Each Other

At this meeting, we will hear from the MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) about the Safe Communities Act, a legislative bill to make sure that our state resources will not be used to enforce federal immigration law.

  • Learn about the background of the Safe Communities Act legislation
  • Prepare for an April 5th State House event to support this bill
  • Explore additional Tzedek Reflection action steps on immigration and refugees

Whether you’ve been a part of Tzedek Reflection in the past, or are new to the group and and interested in supporting the Safe Communities and the broader immigration and refugee landscape, please come be a part of this event! By lifting our voices, we can have an impact on making our country safe for all.

The Tzedek Reflection Strategy Team

Abby Flam, Jim Cohen; Temple Emanuel, Newton
Felice Mendell; Temple Sinai, Brookline
Beth Pinals; Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
Taylor Ferguson; Temple Israel, Boston
Neil Silverston, Julie Kreiss; Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
Sheila Decter, Cindy Rowe, Hannah Klein; Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Boston
Beverly Schwartz-Katsh; Newton Centre Minyan, Newton

Tzedek Reflection

Tzedek Reflection brings together people from over 30 urban and suburban synagogues and individuals from Eastern Massachusetts, engaging over 200 people from across denominational lines to work in coalition with other social justice and faith-based groups. Through integrating education, service, and advocacy, Tzedek Reflection has created a unique pathway to act on our Jewish values, engaging in public policy and social justice issues. In the past, Tzedek Reflection has made an impact on public policy issues such as minimum wage, earned sick time, and food insecurity.

Tzedek Reflection is a program supported by the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA).

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward St
Newton, MA 02459

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