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Support Immigrants & Refugees

Congregation Beth Shalom’s Immigration and Sanctuary group has been active since 2017 and works to effectuate the congregation’s sanctuary statement, making clear this congregation’s commitment to supporting immigrants and refugees at risk from discriminatory practices. Interested to learn more or get involved? Contact our immigration chair


Help our immigration efforts:

Take Action to Prioritize Immigration Advocacy: The Jewish Federation wants to hear from you about your priorities for their future policy work. Fill out the 2022-2023 Jewish Community Public Policy Priorities Survey. It only takes about 10 minutes, and we ask you to rank immigration as a high priority in the Jewish Federation’s Policy Priorities Survey for 2023 Legislative Session. Every response counts!  

Donate Sewing Machines for Our Newcomers Self-Empowerment Efforts: CBS partners with Jewish Family Services and the International Rescue Committee to assist resettling refugees in our area. Newcomers are starting sewing classes as a form of self-empowerment, and we would like to provide more sewing machines for our new neighbors. Donate self-empowerment and other items to incoming families by ordering directly from our wishlist items or by purchasing similar items (as those on the Amazon list) from other retailers and arranging for drop-off/delivery (contact Marla for arrangements).  

Donate to the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice Northwest’s 501(c)(3) incorporation efforts: As a grassroots volunteer organization JCIJ has raised more than $170,000 for the WA Immigrant Solidarity Network -Red de Solidaridad de Inmigrantes en WA Fair Fight Bond Fund. JCIJ is now looking to re-organize as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can be a founding supporter by making a donation at any amount. Donate here. 

Read more.  The January 2023 newsletter of the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice is here.

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