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What is the Jewish community doing on immigration?

July 31, 2013 | by Abby Levine, Director of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
Wondering what our community is doing on immigration this summer? Here's a round-up of much of the work happening as well as some media articles showcasing our field.   

August Recess 2013: We Want a Vote Now! Jewish Actions for Immigration Reform

July 25, 2013 | by Mae Singerman and Abby Levine
Members of Congress will be in their districts for the August recess: August 2nd – September 8th. Extremist anti-immigrant groups are already mobilizing to delay and destroy immigration reform.

Work and Study at a Roundtable Organization!

July 24, 2013 | by Mae Singerman, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Coordinator
Check out these great opportunities at Jewish organizations:

Click here to write a letter to the editor on immigration!

July 5, 2013 | by Mae Singerman, Coordinator of Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
As immigration moves through the House, it's time to write letters to the editor of local newspapers to express our support for immigration reform. It is time to share our own immigration stories and express why we believe immigration is a Jewish issue.   There are two methods to writing a letter to the editor. 
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Bend the Arc at an immigration rally

Jewish Groups Make Waves Before Senate Vote

July 2, 2013 | by Mae Singerman, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Coordinator
As we gear up to take up the fight in the House, check out these articles highlighting some of the work of our member organizations in the struggle for immigration reform.  

Work and Study at a Roundtable Organization

July 1, 2013 | by Mae Singerman, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Coordinator
It’s time for you to work for a Roundtable organization! Lots of great positions open at your favorite Jewish social justice organizations. Check them out: AVODAH is seeking an Executive Assistant in DC. Keshet is seeking a Boston Regional Manager in Boston.  HIAS is seeking an Immigration/Refugee Policy Intern in DC.

Tell Walmart to join the agreement to protect workers worldwide

June 26, 2013 | by Stuart Appelbaum, Rita Freedman, Arieh Lebowitz, Jewish Labor Committee
The world watched in horror as over 1,100 garment workers were killed in April when a substandard factory in Bangladesh collapsed while they were at their jobs. Similar tragedies are killing and injuring men and women in many places around the globe where labor costs are low and working conditions are unconscionable.

Text to Borrow from for Immigration Action Alerts!

June 24, 2013 | by Mae Singerman, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Coordinator
This blog post features text from Jewish organizations for action alerts on immigration reform. Please feel free to draw inspiration from the text posted here to help craft your message on immigration reform this week.  As we receive text, we will post it here.  JCPA:

One Congregation's Lessons Learned from an Immigration Shabbat

June 20, 2013 | by Wendy Braitman, PICO Clergy Organizing Team, Leader at IKAR
Immigration, Shabbat and Phone Banking

Action Alert for Jewish Community in Pennsylvania: Immigration Reform

June 17, 2013 | by Greater Philadelphia Jewish Coalition on Immigration
On Tuesday, June 11, President Obama gave a speech from the White House about the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, S. 744, declaring that “if you’re serious about really fixing the system, then this is the vehicle to do it.”  In the afternoon, the Senate voted in favor of beginning substantive deliberations on the bill. We will likely see dozens of amendments filed from both sides of the aisle as debate moves forward over the next few weeks.  It is critical that the Pennsylvania Jewish community lend it voice in support of S.

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