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Immigration Justice Initiative

“The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love them as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

~ Leviticus 19:34

Our Mission

We are passionate about immigration and seek to affect change both locally and nationally around this issue. Called by our tradition, which commands us to help the stranger, we refuse to stand idly by as we hear and see the plight of the stranger in our midst.

We have identified specific areas of action through which we can make a difference: tzedakah and drives, rallies/protests, accompaniment, direct support, sanctuary, advocacy, and learning/reflection.

Reach Out

Michael Gilman

Sandy Aronson
781.235.8419, x218

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Join us to repair our world.

Accompaniment

Accompany immigrants facing detention and deportation with the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network. Options include support in court, legal referrals, bond or legal fee fundraising, soliciting letters of community support, and transportation.

Contact
Helene Kress

Direct Support

Work with organizations such as Jewish Family Service, Jewish Vocational Service, and Jewish Family and Children’s Service to provide direct support to immigrants in need.

Contact
Debbie Argueta

Advocacy

Pursue legislative advocacy to change our immigration system, including national opportunities in partnership with the Religious Action Center, and local in partnership with the Jewish Communities Relations Council and the MA Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.

Contact
Sandy Aronson

Sanctuary

Support and protect immigrants who are facing deportation.

Contact
Michael Gilman

Tzedakah & Drives

Donate funds and items to help immigrants in need.

TBE’s Social Action (Tikkun Olam) Fund to increase our capacity in this work.

Beyond Bond and Legal Defense Fund to pay for legal fees and bond money to support immigrants in the Greater Boston Area who have been detained.

JCRC’s Bail Fund

CJP Fund to Aid Children and End Separation to provide essential and urgently needed legal support, trauma counseling, and basic necessities to children and parents separated at the U.S. border.

The Texas Tribune has created a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families.

Purchase items for separated families from the Catholic Charities Amazon Wishlist.

Support Temple Emanuel (McAllen, Texas) in their efforts to aiding families who are facing criminal prosecution on the southern border. Donate to their social action fund and put “refugees” in the comments.

News & Updates

Find Myself

In a small room in a church parish, I served as a companion to an undocumented immigrant and her two kids living in sanctuary.

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Immigration Justice

When TBE asked for lawyers to represent immigrants facing deportation, I decided to volunteer, motivated by the call of repairing the world.

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