T’ruah works as part of an interfaith network to mobilize synagogues and other communities to protect those facing deportation or other immigration challenges. By becoming “mikdash” or sanctuary synagogues, communities pledge to take concrete actions, which may include legal support, housing, financial help, and other assistance for the sojourners in our midst.

If your congregation is interested in becoming a sanctuary community or in learning more, please contact T’ruah’s Director of Organizing Rabbi Salem Pearce at spearce@truah.org

Campaign News

  • February 15, 2019

    Trump’s Fake Emergency Threatens Our Democracy

    T’ruah is outraged that President Trump is advancing his racist, anti-immigrant agenda by concocting a phony “invasion” as grounds for declaring a fake national emergency…
  • October 10, 2018

    T’ruah Opposes ‘Public Charge’ Rule Targeting Low-Income Immigrants

    T’ruah Executive Director Rabbi Jill Jacobs said, “As Jews, we will not be silent while this morally bankrupt administration tries to force families to choose feeding and housing their children and living together with them in safety. Our country is acting as another Sodom: A place that passes laws forbidding humane treatment of those seeking refuge here and where injustice masquerades as rule of law.”

  • September 18, 2018

    Lowering U.S. Refugee Admissions to Record Low Is Unconscionable

    We are dismayed and outraged that, amid a global refugee crisis, the Trump administration is turning its back on the world’s most vulnerable people and…

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