This year, on the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, American Jews are mourning and taking action to stop attacks on immigrant families.
At the same time, the Trump administration is continuing to ask Congress for billions more dollars to escalate its cruelty on immigrant families and communities — including raids, cages, more family separation. On the holiest days of the Jewish year, how can we ask for forgiveness while our government commits crimes against immigrants in our names?
Join us at the San Diego Federal Building to ask our Congressmember Mike Levin to #DefundHate on October 7th at 4pm.
Jewish Action San Diego will be writing "New Year" cards to our representatives urging them to be bold leaders in the Defund Hate campaign. We will have speakers, and music, and reflect on the last year's humanitarian immigration crisis at our county's border and the way's we've acted and did not act. Remember, repent, and recommit!
During these Days of Awe our Jewish communities will say: “We remember and we reject attacks on immigrants.”
We remember the names of the children who have died in US custody.
We remember the families kept in cages, without soap, blankets, or water.
We remember the screams of children whose parents were rounded up in raids.
We reflect on our own history and how our people have been scapegoated, forced to flee, detained, and enslaved in the fight for freedom.
We atone for not doing more to stop our tax dollars from being used to dehumanize and attack immigrants.
And we commit to demanding Congress defund the hate of ICE and CBP and hold them accountable.