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TIKKUN OLAM WEEK OF OCT. 11, 2021

DEMOCRACY, RACIAL JUSTICE, ANTI-SEMITISM

Anti-Semitism in Orange County Webinar
Thursday, October 14 at 7pm

Rabbi Richard Steinberg of OC Human Relations Commissions and Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'lot Speaks on Anti-Semitism in Orange County. Presented by Jewish Justice Advocates and Jewish Conservative Perspectives. Hosted by Rabbi K'vod Wieder.

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JEWISH FEDERATION OF ORANGE COUNTY


VOTING RIGHTS

Join RAC and urge your Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. 

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IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

LEARN MORE ABOUT AFGHAN REFUGEES, DREAMERS, TPS HOLDERS and ESSSENTIAL WORKERS AND HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • FILM AND VIRTUAL DISCUSSION: UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA
    Join Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees for the second film in their 5-part series focusing on refugees and asylum seekers from throughout the globe. On Thursday, October 21st a Zoom panel will feature Unsettled Director Tom Shepard and an LGBTQ asylum seeker from Ghana. Watch the trailer here.
    Register here for links to watch the film and the Zoom program. Tickets are free with an option to make a donation. Learn more about the rest of the film series here.
  • Be part of a Community Sponsorship Team to help resettle Afghan refugees in Orange County, Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees and Home for Refugees are beginning to organize and train teams. Contact Minda Schweizer at m.schweizer@Hfrusa.org for more information.
  • Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees is seeking a storage facility in south Orange County to store donated items that will be used to help furnish apartments of newly arriving refugees such as furniture, clothing, diapers, toiletries, household supplies, and more. If you have a storage facility (approximate space 1,200 - 3,000 square feet) that you can sublet or donate, or have a connection in the storage industry or items to donate please contact Jackie Menter at OCJewishCoalitionforRefugees@gmail.com.
  • Provide temporary housing: If you are able to provide short term or long term housing to an Afghan family, fill out this HIAS form. Be sure to indicate that you are from Orange County.
  • For other ways to help Afghans whose lives are in danger visit Crisis in Afghanistan: How You Can Help | HIAS
  • Please join HIAS in urging Congress to include permanent protections for millions of Dreamers, TPS holders and essential workers by including a path to citizenship for them in the upcoming infrastructure and reconciliation budget bill.  Take ACTION here: https://act.hias.org/page/31560/action/1
  • Ask your Member of Congress and President Biden to end the use of Title 42 to deny entry to asylum seekers at the border.

  • Urge the Biden Administration to issue a new order ending the Remain in Mexico policy


HELP REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY

Check HIAS’ list of ways you can help refugees and asylum seekers in your community.


CLIMATE

Join Dayenu and call your member of Congress to urge them to pass climate legislation with good, green jobs, affordable and accessible clean energy and environmental justice for all. 

Jewish Earth Alliance Network Meeting
Tuesday, October 19

5:00 pm PT
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Climate Displacement:  Food Insecurity and Genocide: A Two Part Webinar Series

Wed. Oct. 21, 9 AM PT:

Join, HIAS, Jewish World Watch and Mazon to discuss the role of climate change in food and resource insecurity in Darfur and a groundbreaking permagardening program to change the outcome.  Advance registration required. Please click here to RSVP.

 

Tues. Nov. 2, 9 AM PT:

Join HIAS and Dayenu to explore the connections between climate change and displacement in Somalia and Kenya and the Jewish values that lead us to action.

Advance registration required. Please click here to RSVP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next JJA Meeting:
Sunday, Oct. 17, 10 AM via
zoom: 


Contact Carol Singer at normcarol@cox.net
more information.

 

 

 

 

Tue, October 19 2021 13 Cheshvan 5782