Tuesday, March 2, 3:00 pm

Join us

Tuesday, March 2, at 3:00 pm

for JCARI-LA's quarterly meeting!

In addition to discussing our own initiatives for 2021 and the upcoming Refugee Shabbat, we'll welcome a special guest speaker! Sasha Feldstein is Policy Manager of Economic Justice at CIPC (the California Immigrant Policy Center), one of California's leading immigrants rights organizations. She'll give us an update on CIPC's advocacy initiatives during the current legislative session -- including the just-announced Golden State Stimulus package -- and help us understand their relationship to the ALSO just-announced US Citizenship Act of 2020, aka the Biden bill.


Our meeting comes at exciting and crucial moment, an extraordinary opportunity to pursue our Jewish values of welcoming the sojourner by helping up to 11 MILLION hardworking Americans meet their health and housing needs and navigate a pathway to citizenship.

Wednesday, March 3,

12:00 pm (PT)

Rebuilding Our Immigration System 

Wednesday, March 3, at 12:00 pm

Hosted by HIAS affiliate JFS San Diego with HIAS President & CEO Mark Hetfield and ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties Norma Chavez-Peterson.

Not only is HIAS on the Mexico side of the border working in the camps to assist asylum seekers with paperwork and medical screenings as “Remain in Mexico” gets dismantled, we’re hoping our fellow activists – YOU! – can learn more about what this process looks like north of the border as we move forward.

Saturday, March 6

5:00 pm (PT)

Refugee Shabbat Havdalah
Saturday, March 6 | 5pm PT / 8pm ET

Virtual Gathering

Come together with hundreds of fellow refugee advocates and activists across the globe to send out Shabbat with a joyful havdalah service (the service that marks the conclusion of Shabbat). 

Advance registration required. Please click here to RSVP.

Sunday, March 7

10:30 am (PT)

Zooming In:

Perspectives on the Global Jewish Movement for Refugees

Sunday, March 7 | 10:30 am PT / 1:30pm ET 


Join us for an afternoon conversation with HIAS experts about how global Jewish organizations are working in collaboration with Jewish communities in Europe, Canada, Latin America, and the United States in support of and in solidarity with displaced people, and explore how the emergent global Jewish movement for refugees is evolving.

Advance registration required. Please click here to RSVP.

Monday, March 8

7:00 pm (PT)

Healing Torn Families:

Singing the Migrant's Story

Monday, March 8 | 7:00 PT 


Enjoy this original musical event and learn more about how HIAS and Every Last One help immigrants and refugees. "The Immigrants" is a suite of four songs for choir composed by Valley Beth Shalom member Sergio Barer. 

We're partnering with 


to re-unite families

who were separated

because of racist, inhumane immigration policy.





  • March 31 (in Los Angeles) and April 7 (Conejo Valley) 2019: The Walk to End Genocide.

  • August 11, 2019: Jewish Community Fast to Close the Camps at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Read about how the Los Angeles Jewish community has responded to the refugee and asylum-seeker crisis in this 2019 LA Times article. 

  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019: HIAS NIGHT! A Staged Production of the Play Eight Nights By Jennifer Maisel, with proceeds supporting HIAS,  at the Antaeus Theatre Company in Glendale.


  • March 22, 2018: LA Jews for Refugees Assembly: Speakers on the current refugee crisis; the refugee experience; and how to help. Food and information fair. At Temple Beth Am.

  • April 8, 2018: The Big Fill at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. Click here to read about it. Click here to watch local news coverage.

at St. Alban’s Church in Westwood at 7pm.

at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.

The Jewish Coalition Assisting Refugees and Immigrants - Los Angeles

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