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Work for Jewish Social Justice - August 2015

The summer is coming to an end with some great opportunities to work in the field of Jewish Social Justice. AJSS is seeking a Program Associate to join their team in DC.

A Moment Like This: Thoughts on Work, Faith, and Presence

This piece was originially published on AVODAH's blog and is republished with permission. 

Tell Walmart to join the agreement to protect workers worldwide

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.

Jewish statements on Gang of 8 immigration reform bill

As Jewish organizations begin to read through the proposed Gang of 8 legislation, they are releasing statements that are mostly supportive of what the proposed legislation has to offer, though it isn't all positive. We will update this as we receive more statements.

Passover Prelude: Meeting with Pres. Obama on Immigration

Ten days ago, I was privileged to participate in a meeting on behalf of HIAS at the White House with fourteen faith leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations.

Napolitano at JCPA forum lists ways to fix U.S. immigration system

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told JCPA conference that the country’s immigration system is broken…Reform is necessary “because the system does not work the way it was intended to,” Napolitano said. “We need an overall system-wide package” that keeps borders secure, raises the number of visas offered and institutes a verification employment system that identifies who is working here while discouraging employers who offer low wages and no benefits.

HIAS met with Pres. Obama Friday on CIR, joining 13 other faith orgs

March 11, 2013Mark Hetfield, President & CEO of HIAS, was one of 14 leaders of faith-based organizations invited to meet with President Obama to discuss his commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) on Friday.In the meeting, Mark Hetfeld, told the assembled: “Immigration was the number one issue of the American Jewish community until the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, and it remains a critically important issue for us—it goes to the core of who we are as a people.” He added that in the Jewish community, the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable—comprising repres

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