Check out the Roundtable's response to the piece called "Strategic Directions for Jewish Life: A Call to Action" that was published earlier this month in E Jewish Philanthropy. We felt it was missing something, so we added our perspective, below:
#JewishPurpose: An Invitation to Participate
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.
This piece was originially published on AVODAH's blog and is republished with permission.
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.
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.
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.
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.