Update on Immigration Committee Activities During the Pandemic Year

Summarized by Julie Litwin, Immigration Committee Chair Sanctuary Our guest suite was completed just prior to the pandemic, and sanctuary volunteer trainings were held in February and early March of […]

News from the Immigration Committee

Posted by on Dec 22, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

Wanted to share some updates on our most recent activities, which are keeping immigration committee members very busy! Thanks to all who have participated in so many ways!  Sanctuary We […]

Immigration Committee Requests for Housing and Car

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

1) Please help this asylum-seeking family from Honduras find housing ($1200-1700 per month). This responsible, caring, employed family is trying to get established in this country.  Looking for a studio […]

Work Opportunities Needed

Posted by on Nov 18, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

The Kehilla Immigration Committee’s accompaniment teams are currently working with a number of immigrants who are looking for various types of work.  If you can help provide any of these […]

Welcoming the Stranger: October 2020 Update

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

In the spring of 2020, just prior to the beginning of the pandemic, the Sanctuary Task Force completed preparations to host a guest at Kehilla. The space was finally ready; […]

Banner Drop Day of Action

Posted by on Oct 7, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

On October 6th, the Kehilla Immigration Committee participated in a statewide action to protest the 68 deaths from COVID that have already occurred in California’s jails, prisons and ICE detention […]

Sanctuary Task Force Update

Posted by on Sep 2, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

The Sanctuary Task Force was prepared to welcome a new guest at Kehilla this week, but, sadly, the cruel system which funnels immigrants who earn parole from prison directly to […]

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 […]