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June 2018

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As a kid, I was never very good at falling asleep. I came into the world screaming, and my parents joke that nothing much has changed. Eventually, they had to teach me to sleep by letting me cry.

Iliana Eber
Woman holding sign that reads "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... and we'll take away their children" at a rally

Take a moment to think about your mother or your father; your daughter or your son.

Ali Rosenblatt

Clergy from Temple Beth El - Boca, Congregation of Reform Judaism - Orlando, Temple Beth Am - Miami, Temple Israel of West Palm Beach, Kol Ami-Emanuel of Plantation, Temple Israel of Greater Miami,

 

Every year on June 20, we honor the resilience and courage of refugees and celebrate their contributions to our communities and to our entire nation.

Elizabeth Leff

In May 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government would adopt a zero-tolerance policy for unauthorized border crossings, officially instituting practices that separate children from their families. This policy applies to all border crossings, even to those people seeking asylum. As a Movement, we are heartbroken and horrified.

Black and white image of a Torah

This post is adapted from a sermon by Rabbi Bearman on Friday, June 15 at Temple B'nai Chaim. 

Rabbi Rachel Bearman