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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 26

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Join Jewish Earth Alliance on Tues. Jan. 17 at 5 PM ET for an exciting webinar:  The Climate on Capitol Hill.  David Roberts, one of the nation’s top reporters and interpreters on climate policy will speak as well as at least one member of Congress.  Over 250 people attended last year’s program and we hope you will join us this year.  Here is the flyer – please register and we will send you a link to the program:

 

Join Jewish Earth Alliance’s December action:  Please send a letter to your Congressmen and Senator to support passage of the Agriculture Resilience Act.  

Agriculture can be a solution to climate change. The American agriculture sector has an incredible potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon, and deliver lasting solutions to the climate crisis.  At the same time, agriculture can negatively affect the climate. Agriculture contributed 11.2% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2020. 

Every five years, the Farm Bill must be negotiated and authorized. This process has begun If properly framed, the Farm Bill could increase programs, research, outreach and funding that will maximize agriculture’s contributions to climate solutions. The Agriculture Resilience Act (HR 2803, S 1337) provides a roadmap to achieve these goals.

For more information and a sample letter please go to https://www.jewishearthalliance.org/alerts/agricultureclimate and email your letter to your representatives NOW. Jewish Earth Alliance makes it easy with their action alert.


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 as part of the year end budget reconciliation bill.  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 urge your members of Congress to expand the CTC and reduce child poverty by the end of the year.

 

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


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.


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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.


 

 

Wed, March 29 2023 7 Nisan 5783