Tisha B’Av 2020: Jews Say Free Them All

TBE Board votes to co-sponsor Tisha B’AV Vigil for Immigrant Rights.

This year on Tisha B’Av (July 29-30), Temple Beth El will be joining the Union for Reform Judaism, together with T’ruah, HIAS, J Street, National Council of Jewish Women, Bend the Arc, Torah Trumps Hate, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association in a vigil to commit ourselves to taking action on behalf of immigrants whose health, livelihoods, and physical safety are under siege. We ask Jews to cry out and say that we must free all immigrants in detention. 

Tisha B’Av is traditionally a time of fasting, mourning, and prayer. While we are not able to gather physically this year, we invite you to join with Jews around the country for a virtual vigil and prayerful action at 1:00 PT on July 30.

Standing up for immigrant rights is what “Never Again” looks like.