Immigration Committee Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to get involved with Kehilla’s immigration work! –Feb. 3rd, 2019–4-6pm in the sanctuary at Kehilla Welcoming the Stranger:  A Call for Kehilla Sanctuary & Shelter Volunteers […]

Update from the Sanctuary Task Force

Recap of Kehilla’s steps towards offering sanctuary:  1985: Kehilla declared itself a sanctuary congregation and became an active member of the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, a network of faith communities […]

Two Recent Blows Against Immigrants in Detention

by Sam Davis and Julie Litwin CIVIC Visitation Terminated On March 5, 2018 the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office stopped volunteers from the organization Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in […]

Stand Together CoCo

On March 1, a new immigration hotline to report ICE activity or to seek assistance for someone detained by ICE was launched to serve Contra Costa County residents: 925-900- 5151. […]

Save the Date: Sanctuary Shabbat Morning Service Followed by Lunch and Community Conversation

Sanctuary Shabbat: Morning Service Followed by Lunch and Community Conversation ~ Cosponsored by Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee for Affordable Housing Week May 12th 10am-3:30pm Kehilla has been a sanctuary synagogue since the 1980’s. […]

Immigration Committee Request: Living Space Needed

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Announcements, Immigration Committee | No Comments

One of our accompaniment teams is working with a young couple from Guatemala who need to rent a room/living space in the East Bay, ideally starting in February or March. […]

Let Our People Go: Join the Protest, Bring Your Kids & Fight for Justice

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

by Hillary Brooks, Sam Davis, Rachel Kotok and Laura Weide Want to do more than sign online petitions to fight racist mass incarcerations and deportations, but can’t go to weeknight […]

Finding Yes

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

by Esther Ehrlich “What do you think?” I ask. It’s Sunday evening and Neal and I are sitting at our kitchen table. I’ve just shown him the email that I […]

Supporting theTrans-Gay Caravan

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

by Julie Litwin The Kehilla Immigration Committee has volunteered to assist a young trans activist, Valeria, who is part of a caravan of trans and gay youth from Central America […]