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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

Learn what tasks will need to be done once we have a sanctuary guest and how volunteers will be organized!

Come to hear testimony from immigrant families about why people seek sanctuary and how congregations can best support those in sanctuary.

Sign up to help, and let us know what your special skills are–

We will need many volunteers!

Please RSVP to

Feb. 8th–11:30am-12:30pm join the monthly vigil coordinated by the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity at 630 Sansome St. (ICE building),

San Francisco.


-Feb. 17th—10am-5pm
Caravan to Yuba County ICE Detention Center

-Feb. 24th, 2019—3:30-5pm in the sanctuary at Kehilla

Putting our Bodies on the Line:  Matthew Leber Reports Back from the Border

-Feb. 24th, 2019—5:00-6:45pm in the social hall at Kehilla

Meet and Greet and Light Dinner

Join us to welcome new immigrants who have been part of our accompaniment program over the past several years, along with their teams, hosts and sponsors.

-Volunteer to Assist Migrants at the Border

The Immigration Committee plans to coordinate one or more groups of Kehilla members to volunteer at the San Diego Rapid Response Network Migrant Shelter. This shelter assists asylum-seeking families that have just been released from ICE detention with their medical needs, clothing, food, and transportation to sponsors in all parts of the US. Read Lili Shidlovski’s account of working at the shelter here. To learn more about this opportunity, contact

-Volunteer to Join an Accompaniment Team

Join other Kehilla members to welcome a newly arrived immigrant or family to their new community and to assist with the process of helping them get settled.  Contact for more information.

-Volunteer to be a Penpal to someone in ICE Detention

Friends Afuera is a program for writing letters to those in ICE detention and donating to their commissary funds. Contact to participate with other Kehilla members in this program.

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