Immigration, Shabbat and Phone Banking
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will you be watching the State of the Union Address on February 12th?If so, use the Twitter hashtag #SOTUSchmooze to connect with progressive Jews from around the country who are also watching the speech. Tweet your best analysis, thoughtful commentary and meme-worthy jokes as President Obama lays out his plan for the next year. Spread the word to staff at your organization, members and friends!Tweet right and you could live in infamy.
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