Reconstructionist Movement Takes on Immigration

In a recently released statement, the Reconstructionist Movement has pledged to  take on immigration in the US. The Roundtable is proud to support another national Jewish organization working for a fair system for immigrants and their families. The RRC has already begun partnering with HIAS in Philadelphia to  bring Jews together and out front on immigration reform. Check back here for developments in their work. This is an excerpt from their statement. 

Rabbis Organizing Rabbis for Humane Immigration Reform

Mazel Tov to CCAR- the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. Through Rabbis Organizing Rabbis, CCAR will prioritize humane immigration reform this year. The Roundtable is excited to lend support to the Reform movement in their important work and to continue to build a public Jewish voice supporting the rights of immigrants and their families. 

Napolitano to speak at large Jewish gathering on immigration

It has just been announced that Secretary Napolitano will speak to the JCPA Plenum  about immigration reform. The Plenum, taking place March 9-12 in Washington DC, is the highest decision making body of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

None of God's Children Deserve Hate, including aspiring American

PICO, a national network of faith-based community organizations  has put out a call to people of faith based on a recent disturbing incident. Here’s what happened:

Immigration returns to communal agenda

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is mentioned in an article in the New Jersey Jewish News yesterday highlighting the work of Jewish organizations bringing immigration reform back into the Jewish communal spotlight. After years of the issue taking a back seat to the economy and health care,  immigration is back on the front burner. 

Bend the Arc prioritizes common sense immigration reform

President Obama addressed many crucial issues during last night’s State of the Union address.

Poll reveals Jewish views on immigrants and immigration

Results of a Public Religion Research Institute poll completed in March 2012 entitled “Jewish Values Survey 2012” has become relevant again as Jewish organizations amp up their engagement in the campaign to create a just immigration process. The survey sheds light on Jewish views of immigration. PRRI found that a solid majority of American Jews (57%) believe that the growing number of newcomers from other countries strengthen American society. However, the details are a bit more complicated.

This week in immigration reform

With both the President and members of Congress apparently raring to go on immigration, the Jewish community, long-time advocates for citizenship and the media took note.  Essential Reading:

Jewish groups weigh in on immigration debate

Upon the heels of President Obama’s immigration reform speech yesterday, Jewish organizations from across the political spectrum have expressed solid support of immigration reform and quickly.

We Won! The Story of One Jewish Community Organizer

Like many children, brave leaders who stood on the right side of history have always been an inspiration to me. My first grade research project was on Harriet Tubman, my mother was an officer in the National Organization for Women during the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment and nothing fascinated me more than the Civil Rights movement.


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