On Sukkot, we are commanded to live in temporary booths for seven days to remind us of the time when our wandering ancestors had to dwell in similar structures following the exodus from Egypt. As Jewish communities around the world build and … [Read more...] about We Were Strangers Too: Reflections from the U.S. – Mexico Border
In early April, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, with strong bipartisan support. The sponsors, Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) worked closely … [Read more...] about Sign-On Letter to Support Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act
The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies strongly condemns the Administration's decision to lower the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States to 18,000 for the year 2020. This number, lowered from the 2019 number of 30,000 is now … [Read more...] about Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies Statement in Response to Administration’s Refugee Projections for 2020
Following the recent ICE raids in Mississippi, the Center for Immigration and Child Welfare created a resource for child welfare agencies on how to prepare for and appropriately respond to immigration enforcement operations in their local areas, with … [Read more...] about Resource for Child Welfare Agencies
National Voter Registration Day is nearly THREE weeks away on September 24th. Make sure the community you serve is #VoteReady by becoming an official partner and registering as many eligible voters as you can! There's still time for your agency … [Read more...] about National US Voter Registration Day is September 24 – Sign Up Today!
Food assistance is at risk again! Just months after Congress and the Administration debated and reauthorized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now proposing to … [Read more...] about ACT NOW: Protect SNAP!