Members of Temple Beth El have diverse perspectives on immigration. We value laws, rules, borders and security. Judaism also teaches us that every human being is created b’tzelem Elohim – in the image of God. The Torah commands us to protect and care for refugees and strangers because of our experience of slavery in Egypt.
Over the centuries, the Jewish story has included persecution, immigration, asylum and refugee experience. In each age, the story of Passover rang true: the world as it is, is not as it ought to be. We can walk towards the promise and potential of tomorrow, together.
Please join Temple Beth El along with members of other local Jewish organizations (Temple Israel, Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah, and Carolina Jews for Justice). We will stand together in support of keeping families together and caring for the children. Rabbi Knight will speak at the Vigil and join Rabbi Murray Ezring in leading a text study after the Vigil ends around 8:00 pm.
Let’s meet in front of ImaginOn at 6:15 pm and walk over to First Ward Park together.
- Feel free to wear your Temple Beth El t-shirts, and if you post to social media, use the following hashtags: #FirstWardVigil #CLTisListening #ReunitedandFree
- Here is the event on Facebook event if you want to join.
- You can also register your participation with the Religious Action Center.
- Unable to attend? The Religious Action Center offers some suggestions on how you can take action.
Questions? Contact our Tzedek Council Chair, Jill Blumenthal.