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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 Sam Kaye

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

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

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:
Examples of our work:


Tania Romero, who has been in this country since 1998, had stage 4 Cancer and was detained in a detention center in Georgia for 3 months. With the help of this committee and others, she was released, and is now living with her children in Lawrenceville. We will continue to help her and her family.  Tania shared her testimonial at a virtual event about families and children separated at the border.

Our partnership with The Global Village Project - We provide lunches for them, tutor as needed, as well as help these young ladies find their voices and move on to successful careers.  Our efforts extend to fundraising and helping their families in times of need.


Sun, July 25 2021 16 Av 5781