After a year of attacks on the U.S. refugee program, the number of refugees entering the country has dramatically slowed. At a time of unprecedented global need, the U.S. is failing to meet a basic obligation to victims of war, terror, torture, and persecution.
In response, a coalition of Jewish congregations and organizations have come together as a unified front to help refugees find safety and welcome in the United States, and to support refugees and displaced persons globally.
On March 22, 2018, 30 Jewish congregations and organizations from the Los Angeles area assembled for a community-wide show of support for refugees. You can learn about the Assembly and watch the speaker program here.
Read about how the Los Angeles Jewish community has responded to the refugee and asylum seeker crisis in this 2019 LA Times article.