On Kol Nidre, Rabbi Kleinbaum spoke about the history of Jewish persecution and demonization and immigration, and how today's efforts to demonize Muslims, Mexicans, and others are connected to our history. She called on each of us to "Be the reason people believe in the goodness of people." So we proudly launch CBST's Sanctuary Initiative: Supporting Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers at CBST. Click here to read more about what this means You can become part of this Initiative:
The Sanctuary team is led by Sabrina Farber and Sherry Fyman, with CBST members Noemi Masliah, Lyosha Gorshkov, Harold Levine, Marsha Melnick, and Rick Landman, and CBST Director of Social Justice Programming, Rabbi Marisa James and CRRI Ayalon Eliach.
"Never again means never again for anyone. That is a basic truth." We continue to deepen our commitment to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, knowing that their history is entwined with our own.
With love and blessings,
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum Rabbi Marisa James