In May 2019, compelled by our Jewish values, we will travel to the American Southwest, where a humanitarian crisis is unfolding at our borders.
Our members will visit Arizona border towns and cross into Mexico to meet immigrants and detainees, hear their stories, and offer support, such as by bringing them comfort items or attending their bond hearings to help ensure their fair treatment by the courts. We'll also learn from and volunteer with immigrant and refugee agencies and organizations. And we will trace the journey migrants take through the desert – providing aid and resources to a water station that supports them along the way.
For two years now Stephen Wise Free Synagogue has been mobilizing to fight for women's rights, and we have participated in the Women's March On NYC since its inception in 2017. As the national movement contends with accusations of anti-Semitism at the highest levels, Jews nationwide have been left wondering how they should continue to support and march for women's rights, gender equality, and other issues so dear to us.
This January 17, two days before the 2019 Women's March on NYC, we are proud to be hosting a citywide teach-in event in partnership with Zioness and Women's March Alliance. We will gather with a broad and diverse coalition of progressive organizations that share our concern with the national Women's March leadership and empower ourselves to march while remaining true to our core values.
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