Would your family – Bubbe or Zeyde, Savta or Saba – be able to immigrate to America today? There’s a very good chance they would not.Find out how your ancestors would fare today on our new interactive website, EntryDenied.org.Millions of American Jews have grown up with a defining family immigration story.
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.
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.
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable members have been leaders in the faith community fighting for marriage equality for years, even as many faith traditions remained silent or actively opposed equality.
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.
Mazel Tov to all of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable organizations that made the grade in the Jewish Organization Equality Index. The JSJR orgs that got the highest score of "inclusion" were:
American Jewish World Service
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Jews United for Justice
JOIN for Justice
National Council of Jewish Women
New Israel Fund
Rabbis for Human Rights
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
This is an excerpt from an article posted on Keshet’s blog on myjewishlearning.com. Go there to read the full piece.