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Immigration Committee In-Person Get-Together

Sunday, August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to reconnect or check out the Kehilla immigration Committee.  We will introduce ourselves, spend some relaxed social time, share about what’s been happening since we last met (pre-Covid) and talk about current needs and next steps. We invite those of you who have been active, as well as Kehilla members who are interested in learning more about our committee or who want to get involved in our activities. 

Bring finger food or drinks to share. We will provide paper goods. There will be picnic tables.


Kehilla Immigration Committee members are involved in many different aspects of immigration justice work, including political advocacy, direct service and education. We share opportunities to get involved in events and actions at Kehilla and in the wider community through an email list.

Current activities:

  • Accompaniment, sponsorship and hosting of individuals and families who have recently arrived in the Bay Area or who have recently been released from ICE detention. We began working with 2 new individuals this month.
  • Hosting guests in our building who need a temporary safe space to shelter.  Six individuals or families have stayed at Kehilla during the pandemic.
  • Attending immigration court hearings to provide community support, still mainly virtual.
  • Working on pardon and freedom campaigns, advocating for legislation and policies that will provide more justice for immigrants.  We participate in and organize actions to bring attention to these issues.
  • We are always open to new activities and projects!

Picnic Location: Come to the Redwood Grove at the point where Dimond Avenue hits Dimond Park. We will be just to the right. If you drive in and park off Hanly Road, walk through the park past the jungle gym to the opposite end where the redwood grove is (about 300 feet). There are individual redwoods along the creek but not a grove as such. We will have a sign. If you have questions about directions, parking or public transit, contact Leanne at 415-225-9800

RSVP:  immigrationcommitteechairs@kehillasynagogue.org 


Sunday, August 15
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Dimond Park
3860 Hanly Road
Oakland, CA United States
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