in the news

April 2021:

OpEd in Jewish Journal

Can Jews Agree on Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees? 

We cannot sit out this crisis. Our families were refugees. Our history is a refugee story. Opinion by Haley Broder and Jess Winfield

We're partnering with 


to re-unite families

who were separated

because of racist, inhumane immigration policy.



  • March 2, 2021: JCARI-LA's quarterly meetingIn addition to discussing our own initiatives for 2021 and the upcoming Refugee Shabbat,  Sasha Feldstein -- Policy Manager of Economic Justice at CIPC (the California Immigrant Policy Center) -- gave us an update on CIPC's advocacy initiatives during the current legislative session.



  • 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. Click here to watch local news coverage.