Many members of CJC are the descendants of Jews and non-Jews who immigrated to the US because of persecution, poverty and conflict in their home countries. Supporting the rights of Soviet Jewry was an important cause for members in the 1980s as well as helping local immigrants find their footing. We now find ourselves advocating for a new generation of immigrants who have fled from their homes in Central and South America for many of the same reasons as our relatives.
In February 0f 2017, CJC’s Board of Directors passed a policy supporting immigration reform. Click here to view the policy.
In August 2019, we helped found the Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice (HCCIJ). Twelve partners in the interfaith and civic community have joined us including the Howard County Board of Rabbis. Click here to read our mission statement and click here to read policies adopted by HCCIJ. For more information and/or to be included on a listserv with immigration updates, contact Anna Rubin at email@example.com.
Since this policy was passed, CJC’s Tikkun Olam/Social Justice Committee has presented a number of workshops and programs on issues affecting immigrants in which we:
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