The Jewish movement to #CloseTheCamps is growing.
This Tisha B’Av, a Jewish day of mourning, we will gather to collectively mourn the tragedies happening today to immigrants in our country.
Organized by T’ruah, Bend the Arc, NCJW, the RAC, J Street, HIAS, and Torah Trumps Hate in response to a call for action by United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country.
Thank you to T'ruah for putting this map together
Our action together is working. After public pressure and organizing in Oklahoma — including a mobilization with indigenous, immigrant, Japanese American, and Black family — Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe put on hold plans to use Fort Sill as a detention camp for over 1,600 migrant children.
Jewish communities are rising up —
Rooted in the stories, history, and traditions of our ancestors.
Connected in solidarity with everyone else under attack by a dangerous white nationalist in the White House.
Learning our own power to end cruelty, demand accountability, and create justice.
Tisha B’Av commemorates the destruction of the temple and episodes of violence against the Jewish people throughout history.
This Tisha B’Av, we see destruction, cruelty, and senseless hatred in the United States: kids in cages, separated families, human beings being held in camps with inhumane living conditions.
As Jews, we know what it’s like to be in exile, persecuted, treated as the other, turned away. We know that this administration’s targeting of immigrants is all too familiar, and we have a responsibility to act.
Senseless hatred is in our midst, but we are powerful: together, can we rise up in solidarity with our immigrant partners and build a more just world.
The Bend the Arc team
Photograph of Tisha B’Av for immigrant justice in Southern California in 2018