Nearly one year ago... The Pittsburgh Jewish community suffered the most brutal anti-Semitic attack in the history of the United States when a gunman opened fire in the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh, taking the lives of 11 innocent people … [Read more...] about Pause with Pittsburgh
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
The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies joins the world in shock and despair in the wake of the most recent mass shootings which took place over the last few days in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Gilroy, California. We urge Congress and … [Read more...] about Statement on Mass Shootings in El Paso, Dayton and Gilroy
The House of Representatives adjourned last week for its August Recess and the Senate will adjourn this coming Friday with members of both houses in their home districts through September 8th. The recess period is a great time to build meaningful … [Read more...] about Congressional Recess – ACT in AUGUST!