In 1963 Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel proposed declaring “a state of moral emergency” and called for “high moral grandeur and spiritual audacity.” The separation of families that we are witnessing at our borders is a moral emergency that transcends politics. 27 major Jewish organizations from across the denominations have signed on to a letter condemning the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has led to 1,000s of children being separated from their parents. The images and the sounds of crying children are heart breaking and we cannot stand idly by in the face of this cruelty that evokes the trauma of our own past as a people and will damage these children for life.
The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) just announced the formation of a new board of directors chaired by longtime community leader, Don Kortz.
Beginning in August, Bridge House and Congregation Har HaShem will partner to provide housing to six successful graduates of Bridge House’s award-winning Ready to Work program.