The situation at the US/Mexico border grows more and more dire, as resources dwindle and families are separated—but we will not give up, nor will we abandon nor compromise on the values we hold sacred.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom is dedicated to tikkun olam—the divine imperative to repair our broken world. As Jews, we remember what it is like to flee terror and have nowhere to go, and so we must be the first to open our hands and our hearts to those who are seeking refuge just as we did not so long ago.
Thanks to the tireless work of congregants Janie Roher, Claudia Wagner, and the CRS Refugee Resettlement Committee, we have already helped welcome and support one family of refugees as they resettle in New York. Let’s continue this trend of welcoming the stranger by turning our resources to help those suffering at our border.
Use the links below to direct your efforts to help where it is needed.
The Jewish Family Service of San Diego—donations to their Amazon wishlist will be delivered to JFS, and then driven to the San Diego shelter and directly distributed to those in need. https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/378R4D1GVELQF/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_mt__wl