BART Board Passes Sanctuary Rule with Kehilla Support

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

by Jeanne Finberg Four Kehilla members attended a BART Board of Directors meeting on June 22, 2017 to speak in favor of a proposal to protect undocumented immigrants using its […]

Kehilla members featured for their immigrant rights work

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

On July 9, Kehilla members and members of Bend the Arc: Bay Area gathered for a vigil in front of ICE Headquarters to oppose cruel immigration enforcement policies. Video footage from KTVU Fox […]

Immigration Committee at the SF Jewish Film Festival

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

The Kehilla Immigration Committee is proud to co-present 5 films at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival focused on refugees. The festival runs July 20-Aug. 6, 2017. Hope to see […]

Protecting Immigrants in Our Community

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Immigration Committee, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

Submitted by Julie Litwin, Kehilla Immigration Committee Whether we are immigrants ourselves or are concerned about the safety of immigrants in our community, it is important for all of us […]

Help Needed for Immigrant Family

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Announcements, Immigration Committee | No Comments

During this year’s High Holy Days, we were called to find ways to welcome immigrants and refugees to our community. Here is a new opportunity to do so! Last week […]

Housing an Immigrant Family: Creating Meaning, Safety, and Connection

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

by Lili Shidlovski In response to our anger and helplessness after the election in November and the need to do more than sign petitions and make phone calls, my partner […]

Another Way to Support Nueva Esperanza Accompaniment Teams

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

by Karen Rachels and Julie Litwin, Immigration Committee Over the past two years, Kehilla members, in conjunction with the organization Nueva Esperanza, have formed four accompaniment teams that provide welcome […]

Help Support Immigrants and Refugees in Our Community

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

Dear Kehilla Members,      During this year’s High Holy Days, we were called to find ways to welcome immigrants and refugees to our community. Here is an opportunity to do […]

Proposal on Sanctuary

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

As updated at November 22, 2016 Board meeting and approved unanimously by the Board at that meeting Prepared by Julie Litwin (Immigration Committee) Marjorie Cox (Board) and Rabbi Dev Noily […]

Sanctuary

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

Submitted by Julie Litwin, Immigration Committee Co-Chair A Brief History of Sanctuary Although sanctuary is an ancient tradition dating back to Biblical times, the current Sanctuary Movement began in the […]