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Jewish Values in Action educates, advocates and engages in civil action  to advance social justice in accordance with Jewish values. 

 

 

TIKKUN OLAM WEEK OF December 5

 

HELP AFGHANS, UKRAINIANS AND OTHER REFUGEES RE-SETTLE IN U.S.

 

Call now and ask your Senators and Representative to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act.  This urgently needed Act will allow Afghans granted temporary humanitarian parole in the U.S. to apply for legal permanent residence, giving them the opportunity to rebuild their lives in safety, knowing their immigration status is secure. The Act will allow evacuated Afghans, including human rights advocates, educators, interpreters and others who worked alongside U.S. forces and U.S.-based humanitarian organizations, to avoid lengthy legal processes that would unnecessarily burden them and the already stressed asylum system, end needless uncertainty for people who are beginning to rebuild their lives, and allow for reunification with children, spouses, and parents.

 

JOIN TBESOC’s WELCOME CIRCLE AND HELP RESETTLE A FAMILY
 

TBESOC is currently forming a Welcome Circle to help a Ukrainian family.  We would love more members and volunteers!  To join, volunteer or learn more about TBESOC’s Welcome Circle, please contact Howard Schwid at hschwid@gmail.com or Alan Fenning at alan.fenning@cox.net.  Welcome Circles are groups of 5-8 volunteers who resettle an individual or refugee family. Each circle is supported throughout the process by a designated HIAS Welcome Liaison assisting with technical expertise, best practices, and more.

 

Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees NEEDS LIST
 

Recently OCJCR furnished SIX apartments for refugees and its stores are depleted. Items most needed immediately are computers, smart tvs, bikes, and living room and bedroom furniture that can be picked up by refugees directly from the donors' homes. OCJCR will help coordinate pick-ups. Please email info@ocjcr.org with items to be donated.

To coordinate a donation drop-off,
please email Nancy Neudorf at 
info@OCJCR.org.

 

To make a purchase from the OCJCR Amazon wishlist, please click here

STRENTHEN OUR DEMOCRACY, SUPPORT VOTING RIGHTS, and HELP MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES

Join RAC and Center for Common Ground in a non partisan effort to Get Out the Vote for the Georgia Runoff Senate Election. Sign up to phone bank or text potential voters.  https://www.centerforcommonground.org/reclaim-our-vote.

Join RAC for its upcoming “Beyond Welcoming: Addressing Racism, Homophobia, Ableism, & More in our Communities (REDI 101)” training on December 1 at 8 p.m. ET, where you will receive resources and learn how to start building stronger communities and transform the ways in which you can create meaningful Jewish experiences for people of all backgrounds.

Register Here

 

Join RAC and Tell the Senate to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act before the end of the year.  Each year, thousands of pregnant workers are denied minor accommodations—such as more frequent bathroom breaks or being allowed to carry a water bottle—that would enable them to continue working during pregnancy. Pregnant workers who do not have the protection of pregnancy accommodations face unpaid leave, lost benefits, or even firing, forcing them to make the agonizing choice between protecting the health of their pregnancy and continuing to work to support themselves and their families. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1486), which passed the House of Representatives in May 2021 but has not passed the Senate, would require employers to provide reasonable, temporary accommodations to pregnant workers so they can remain in the workforce throughout their pregnancies.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT MEETING OF

JEWISH VALUES IN ACTION:

To be Announced

Join via zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82052514200?pwd=eUZROEVIQzk2QS9ZS3QwSkQrNGo4QT09CContact Barby Schwid at bschwid@gmail.com or Robin Ijams at family@ijams.net for more information about Jewish Values In Action or to get involved.

Thu, December 8 2022 14 Kislev 5783