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 firstname.lastname@example.org
August 15, 2019
Joint Statement from T’ruah Rabbis in Rhode Island and members of The Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island
We denounce and call for an investigation into the actions of the employees of this for-profit facility. We will remain steady in our commitment to nonviolent action, even in the face of such callous disregard for the lives and safety of our friends, congregants, students, and neighbors. As those of us present sang many times that evening, “Olam chesed yibaneh: We will build this world from love.”
July 11, 2019
The Trump administration is acting like the leaders of the biblical Sodom, whose primary sin, according to rabbinic literature, was their abuse of foreigners and their xenophobia. The people of Sodom acted out of fear, hatred, and intolerance. It is shameful that our country is following their example. With these raids, our country is acting as another Sodom: A place where injustice masquerades as rule of law. We call on our leaders in government and law enforcement to be guided by justice and mercy, and to take a compassionate and moral approach to the immigrants who now call our country home.
February 15, 2019
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…