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Coming To America: Stories of Immigration from Richmond's Jewish Community

Join the Richmond Jewish community for a fascinating look at our immigration history. On Sunday, February 16th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at the Weinstein JCC (5403 Monument Ave), we are hosting Coming to America: Stories of Immigration from Richmond's Jewish Community.

The Justice of Gelt - Parashat Vayeshev 2013/5774

Let me ask you something…is all chocolate created equally? Here are two pieces of gelt – they look the same – but are they different?  If one was .50 cents, and one $1.50, which one would you choose, and what would be the reason for that choice? Usually, it’s taste and sometimes it might be kashruth.  As Jews, we pay more for kosher meat than non-kosher meat, but should there be other factors, like how the product is made, or by whom?  Should this be a factor?  Does it get a veto or a vote?  

A Congress of Immigrants

As the United States continues to struggle with a broken immigration system, six members of the House of Representatives with Jewish backgrounds are sharing their family's immigration stories. By sharing their stories, these Congresspeople are humanizing the issue of immigration and reminding us of the values at the foundation of American society.

President Obama: "Hineni" VIDEO

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is seeking your support in getting the word out about our video aimed at Jewish and faith communities. Please share it!  

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. 

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