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:
- Making CBS a more welcoming “Sensitive Location” (all houses of worship are classified by ICE as “Sensitive Locations”).
- 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.
- Volunteering at the Seattle World School with newcomer secondary students (age 11-20).
- Serving as a drop-off point for a food drive to support families broken apart by detention.
We’re doing much more! Find out at our next meeting, December 10th at 7 p.m. Feel free to attend if you are interested in joining the committee or to find out more. You can email Matt Saunders to find out more or to join in our work.