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Together, we can make a difference.
Dear Rodeph Sholom Family,
Your CRS clergy is paying close attention to developing news about the status of detention centers for immigrants to our country. We are shocked and disturbed by the inhumane treatment of these individuals, by the unclean hygienic conditions in which they are forced to wait, and by the tearing apart of families at the hands of our own government.
As Jews, who know the plight of the stranger and the migrant, as human beings who cannot ignore the cries of our brothers and sisters, we must not stand idly by.
We are proud of our congregation’s legacy of fighting for the rights of the most vulnerable among us, but we can and must do more. Below, please find opportunities to raise your voice, to lend your help and resources, and to continue the fight for dignified treatment for all who seek refuge within our country.
Let us remember that none of us is free until all of us are free.
Yours in hope,
Rabbi Robert N. Levine, D.D.
Cantor Rebecca Garfein, D.M.
Rabbi Benjamin H. Spratt
Cantor Shayna De Lowe
Rabbi Greg D. Weitzman
Rabbi Juliana S. Karol
Peter Ehrenberg, Chair of Social Action