Be a Jewish Upstander: A Call to Action – Supporting Immigrants and Refugees During COVID-19
April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
COVID-19 impacts everyone. Daily, we each confront struggles large and small. But the pandemic is not affecting us equally. Vulnerable immigrant and refugee families are some of the hardest-hit — facing unimaginable challenges. Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, experts, and partners from April 27th-May 1st for a week of learning and action guided by Jewish history and values as to how, together, we can best support and advocate for immigrants and refugees in the time of COVID-19.
Tuesday, April 28 – What are the challenges facing immigrants across the country? What can Congress do? — Tammy Gilden, Senior Policy Associate, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Wednesday, April 29 – Washington State – What are the struggles of immigrant and refugee families here, and how can we effectively advocate at home? Jorge Baron, Executive Director, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Thursday, April 30 – Meeting the critical, human need — how can we directly support immigrants and refugees in our community? Cordelia Revells, Director, Immigrant and Refugee Services, Jewish Family Service
Friday, May 1 – Come together with your Jewish community, get involved, step up, and take action. Andrea Soroko Naar, Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice NW
*Each session will last 30 minutes.
Co-sponsored by: ADL Pacific Northwest, Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Bet Chaverim, Congregation Beth Shalom, Herzl-Ner Tamid, IAC Seattle, Jconnect, Jewish Family Service, Kavana Cooperative, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth El, Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Temple Beth Or, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Washington State Jewish Historical Society