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Immigration and Sanctuary

Congregation Beth Shalom’s Immigration and Sanctuary sub-committee has been active since 2017 and works to effectuate the congregation’s sanctuary statement, making clear our commitment to supporting immigrants and refugees at risk from discriminatory practices. Our committee meets on the first Thursday of every other month. 

Interested to learn more or get involved? Contact our immigration chair

Help our immigration efforts:

Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice (JCIJ) drives we support

Subscribe to JCIJ-NW Newsletter and Action Alerts

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 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

The February 2024 newsletter of the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice is here.

Fri, April 19 2024 11 Nisan 5784