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.
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.