Immigration and Sanctuary at Beth Shalom
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Immigration and Sanctuary group has been active since 2017 and works to effectuate the congregation’s sanctuary statement, making clear this congregation’s commitment to supporting immigrants and refugees at risk from discriminatory practices.
As part of HIAS Refugee Weekend 2021, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joined Congregation Beth Shalom and our cosponsors to share her work for immigrant rights – from her career before elected office to her current introduction of the Roadmap to Freedom Resolution, an effort to transform the immigration system to one that is focused on dignity and rooted in the needs and lives of impacted people.
Please join our work in one of the following ways:
Some ways you can help:
- Safeway Gift Card Drive. Congregation Beth Shalom’s Immigration Committee partners with the Church Council of Greater Seattle to house and support asylum seekers. There is a need for rent and food assistance, as the current situation with coronavirus is causing financial insecurity for many. Beth Shalom has $25 Safeway gift cards that you can purchase and donate. To do so, simply email Lauren Fellows, and we can bill your account. We will then mail the donated gift cards to the Church Council for distribution to families in need.
- Locating, providing, and supporting host homes for vulnerable youth and adults. Host homes with Spanish-language ability are particularly in need, and support is always welcome. Fill out this form to volunteer to provide medium-term housing for asylum seekers. Fill out this form to volunteer to provide assistance to host families.
We’re doing much more! You can email Jody Mizrahi to find out about our next meeting or to join in our work.
There are no upcoming events at this time.