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JEWISH JUSTICE ADVOCATES WEEK OF January 13 , 2021

Urge Congress to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19

As the world grapples with the novel coronavirus, we are witnessing just the beginning of the most severe public health and economic crisis in decades. Our call to Congress and the administration during this crisis continues to be: protect all people, and put those most vulnerable at the center. Urge Congress to support the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA

Wednesday, January 13 2:00 pm PT

Join HIAS and the Holocaust Museum LA for the Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA program series. Hear the inspiring stories of refugees who we welcomed to America and now give so much back to our country and, especially, the City of Angels. These individual experiences inform why we must continue the fight to welcome the stranger by taking action to sustain and expand our current refugee and asylum resettlement programs.

On January 13, you’ll have the chance to hear from Henry Slucki, a Holocaust survivor who recently retired as Professor of Behavioral Sciences at USC. After enduring an arduous escape from Nazi-occupied France, Henry’s parents sent him to the United States alone as part of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s initiative to save refugee children.

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Rose Project Orange County Civics Initiative, Jewish Values and American Democracy presents Religious Liberty, the Supreme Court and the Jews

Thursday, January 14 5:30 pm PT

The last four years have seen a dramatic transformation of the Supreme Court, leading many experts to wonder what the future holds. At the same time, over the last two decades, the Jewish community has seen a partisan trend and no longer speaks to the Court in a unified voice. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to questions of religious liberty in which the Jewish community has played a significant role. Join Hartman Institute Fellows Dahlia Lithwick and Avi Helfand for a conversation about the ways the Jewish community engages the Supreme Court, how questions of religious liberty reflect increasing partisanship within the Jewish community, and what steps we might take to protect our Jewish peoplehood enterprise despite our different views.

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HIAS Book and Film Club Immigration Nation: The Right Way

Tuesday, January 26 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PT

Join us for a discussion of Episode 5 (“The Right Way”) of Netflix’s documentary series Immigration Nation. This episode focuses on the hurdles facing asylum seekers at the U.S. Southern border and refugees within the United States seeking to reunite with their family members.

HIAS staff facilitators will be joined by The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR), who will give us expert insight into the current state of asylum and immigration detention in the United States, as well as the ways that system has changed over the past few years.

Episode 5: The Right Way

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Jewish Earth Alliance Shalom Climate Activists!

The Jewish Earth Alliance (www.jewishearthalliance.org), is a grassroots, volunteer organization, is delighted to be creating a cohort of climate activists in California, ready to step up and write personalized letters with a monthly timely and relevant climate action to our members of Congress!

We’re excited to begin to meet on Zoom the fourth Wednesday of every month, starting on January 27 from 11:00am.-12noon. How terrific it will be to get to know each other and all the wonderful work we are doing in our respective green action communities, listen to a timely and interesting speaker keeping us updated on what’s happening on the climate scene, and together, write our letters to our members of Congress and send them off to the JEA representative.

Thanks in advance for emailing this to your contact list. All who are interested are welcome to RSVP to JudyBerlfein to be sent a Zoom invite. Her email is: judyberlfein@gmail.com.

 


Next JJA Meeting:
Sunday, January 17, 10 AM via
zoom: 


Contact Carol Singer at normcarol@cox.net or Barby Schwid at bschwid@gmail.com for
more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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