COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | REPAIR THE WORLD | SOCIAL ACTION
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.”
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.
Join us to repair our world.
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.
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.
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.
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
In just the last several months, we have gathered and advised sponsors for four Ukrainian families, identified and guided numerous core and support volunteers, and found housing and raised monies.
While we have potential TBE member sponsors in the wings who are ready and wanting to welcome Ukrainians, the only restraint is making sure we have the funds to provide successful resettlement.