Action to Save Lives at San Quentin

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

A number of Kehilla members participated in an action at San Quentin on July 19, 2020, some in person and some virtually. Rabbi David was one of the faith leaders […]

Immigration Committee Update: Luis

Posted by on Jun 8, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

After sheltering at Kehilla for 3 1/2 weeks, our guest, Luis, returned to Sacramento. Despite the challenges of hosting a guest during a pandemic, we were able to provide a […]

Immigration Committee Housing Request

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

As you know, many members of our community have been involved in sponsoring, hosting or accompanying newly arrived immigrants. Through this program, we have worked with four young transgender women […]

Update on the Kehilla Immigration Committee’s Accompaniment Work

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

Lili Shidlovski, Carol Rothman, Julie Litwin Accompaniment Coordinating Subcommittee Kehilla’s accompaniment teams and housing hosts have been busy in new ways because of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past 5 […]

Welcoming the Stranger – New Guest at Kehilla!

The Sanctuary Task Force is thrilled to report that Luis Alberto Escobar has been released from Mesa Verde detention facility (due to Covid-19 risk) and is now sheltering in place […]

Demand Release of People Detained by ICE!

There are many lawyers and advocates working as hard as possible for the release of people detained by ICE, especially those particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to age or underlying […]

Dedication of Space

On October 19, 2019 Kehilla held a dedication ceremony for our new sanctuary living space and bathroom, which will be used for immigrants seeking sanctuary or for temporary shelter for […]

Good News from the Immigration Committee

by Catherine Lyons and Julie Litwin It seems hard to imagine – considering the news we read and hear about the immigration situation – that there can be good news.  […]

Report on Three Recent Immigration Committee Events

Welcoming the Stranger:  A Call for Kehilla Sanctuary & Shelter Volunteers On February 3rd the Immigration Committee held an event for those interested in volunteering when Kehilla has a guest […]

Give Detainees Hope – Be a Friend on the Outside

By Jeanne Finberg The Kehilla Immigration Committee is organizing a contingent to help support immigrants who are currently being held in ICE detention. We are working with Friends Afuera, which […]