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RSJI: Immigration Outreach

You shall not oppress the stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were a strangers in the Land of Egypt (Ex. 23:9)

Group Chair:  Cindy Zeldin                                                       Clergy Liaison:  Rabbi Peter Berg

Judaism teaches us to love and welcome the stranger as mentioned in the Torah 36 times.

The Temple's RSJI Immigration Outreach group focuses on helping undocumented people both in the United States and at the border.

We engage with educators, politicians, and media to further our mission to provide compassionate and dignified treatment to all refugees.

We sponsored an Afghan family and were responsible for making them feel welcome, which included everything from setting up their apartment to tutoring their children. Presently we have a wonderful family from Ukraine, 2 parents, 2 grandparents and 3 children. We support them in every way possible. 

Our goals are:
  • Working to create justice at the United States border.
  • Bringing hope to families seeking safety and security on our border.
  • Aiding in refugee resettlement.
  • Helping to reunite families and children whom have been separated.
How we accomplish these goals:
  • Supporting Team Brownsville 

  • Fundraising for The Sidewalk School for Children Asylum Seekers 

  • Advocating for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) 

  • Letter writing campaign with El Refugio Ministry and Stewart Detention Center 

  • Helping people in detention centers get released and reunite them with their families. 

  • We also work with other congregants to help refugees. 

  • Will help any families coming here to Atlanta with the necessities of life. 

  • We will continue to provide hand-on assistance to newly arrived immigrants refugees and asylum seekers in our local communities. 

Mon, April 22 2024 14 Nisan 5784