#WeRemember: Western Mass Jews Hold Tashlich Service for Immigration Justice


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 other progressive Jews in Western Mass to hold a special Tashlich ceremony, throwing pebbles into the water to represent the sins of our government being committed in our names. Tashlich will be followed by speakers, including Jewish and immigrant activists, demanding the defunding of ICE and Border Patrol from Congressmember Neal!

Details: Marchers should meetat Pulaski Park in Northampton or corner of Railroad St. and West St. in Hadley at 4pm.  (Marchers preferring a shorter walk should meet at Sheldon Field at 4:30.) The rally will take place at 5 pm at the boat launch on Damon Road, under the Northampton side of the Coolidge Bridge.  

This action is in coordination with thousands of Jews around the country who are asking every Member of Congress to Defund Hate by cutting funding to and holding accountable ICE and CBP, the agencies that enforce Trump’s violent immigration policies. 

Sponsoring organizations: Western MA Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice, Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton and Tzedek Tzedek Committee, Tikkun Olam Committee of the Jewish Community of Amherts, Refugee Support Project of Temple Israel, Greenfield, Tikkun Olam Committee of Congregation B'nail Israel, Prayground Minyan, and Pioneer Valley Workers Center. 

Date & Time

October 06, 2019 at 4pm
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Google Map of Ritual and Rally start at 5pm at: Northampton MA

March starts at 4pm from various locations. See details to left.
Ritual and Rally start at 5pm at:
Boat Dock at Connecticut River on Damon Road
Northampton, MA 01060
United States

Contact information

Alice Levine

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