JCoOC DELEGATION REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Select “Unaffiliated Congregation / Non Member” for the “Congregation City” and “Congregation” drop down menus. Then be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you have registered….then we can add you to our delegation.
DISCOUNT CODE for JCoOC DELEGATION:
Use the code DelegationEarly19 through January 30 to receive the discounted registration cost of $329.
(Registration goes up to $479 on February 1st)
In May 2019, as we continue to face legislative and cultural challenges to some of our deepest-held beliefs and values, social justice leaders from across the Reform Jewish Movement will gather in Washington, DC to chart our path forward.
The Consultation on Conscience is an opportunity to deepen connections within congregations and across the Reform Movement, network with other communities facing similar social justice challenges and opportunities, build tangible organizing and advocacy skills, and make your mark on the federal as well as state landscape.
We can promise you this: you will leave the Consultation on Conscience better prepared and positioned to lead your community in meaningful social justice work. Whether you attend as a member or leader of a Delegation, you have a powerful role to play in repairing the world.
Seaside Musical Theater auditions February 10
From 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Temple Bat Yahm, Seaside Musical Theater will hold auditions for its spring production of Fantasy Fusion Follies. All youth ages 6-13 are encouraged to participate. For more information email Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz at email@example.com.
Advocacy Training Sunday, April 7th 2019
Join us for an in-depth advocacy training at Congregation B’nai Israel on Sunday, April 7th from 12:30 – 5:00pm. Become familiar with the HIAS legislative advocacy agenda, gain the skills to become an effective advocate, and join our team of volunteers meeting with government representatives to advocate pro-refugee, pro-asylum seeker legislation. Click here for the full invitation and how to RSVP. Space is limited.
HIAS National Refugee Shabbat is taking place across the country October 19th and 20th. The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees and OC Welcome Campaign organizations are celebrating National Refugee Shabbat locally this October and November.
Refugee Shabbat programs around Orange County:
Saturday, October 13th with The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County:
Friday, October 19th at Temple Beth David in Westminster at 7:30pm. Shabbat Alive Service with guest speaker from Home for Refugees. See flyer here.
Friday, October 19th at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach. Call TBY for more information.
Friday, October 19th at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley. Call CBT for more information.
Friday, October 19th at Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana at 6:30pm. During Friday evening services guest speaker Dr. Mai-Phuong T. Nguyen will share her experiences as a child fleeing Vietnam. More
Saturday, October 20th at Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim. Call TBE for more information.
Saturday, October 20th at Congregation Shir HaMa’alot in Irvine. 9:30am Torah Study. 10:15am Shabbat morning service. Guest speakers Jackie Menter and Ellen Olshansky from the OC Jewish Coalition for Refugees.
Saturday, October 27th at Congregation B’nai Israel in Tustin. 1:00 – 2:00pm after Kiddush lunch.Guest speakers: Massuma Hassan, an Afghani refugee who has settled with her family in Tustin, and Jackie Menter from the OC Jewish Coalition for Refugees. More
Friday, November 16th at University Synagogue in Irvine at 7:00pm. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sonia Nazario will speak on “How to Welcome The Stranger And Uphold The Rule of Law?” More
Congregation B’nai Israel is holding a Diaper Drive for the Tiyya Foundation Sukkot through Thanksgiving.
Donations can be dropped off at CBI. at 2111. Bryan Av., Tustin. Most needed are diapers, sizes 4-6, and wipes.
Click here for printable flyer.
This program is being offered by Congregation B’nai Tzedek of Fountain Valley, and is open to the entire community. RSVP to to firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah in the Congregation B’nai Tzedek front office 714-963-4611.
On this program, we will travel to Los Angeles to gain a deeper understanding of the various perspectives on immigration and refugees in the United States. This program offers the unique opportunity to participate in a Q&A with an ICE agent, enjoy delicious lunch at a refugee or immigrant owned restaurant and hear from recipients of the DACA grant. In addition, we may meet with activists, artists and attorneys advocating for the rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles.
Click here for a printable flyer.
Category: Social Justice
Thank you to the Jewish Collaborative for hosting OCJCR while our website is under development.
The Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees (OCJCR) is a volunteer led affiliate of HIAS (formerly known as Hebrew Aid Immigrant Society.) Established in January 2018, OCJCR is a group of individuals, synagogues, and Jewish communal organizations inspired by our people’s history to support refugees locally and worldwide. OCJCR is the local arm of the HIAS Welcome Campaign: a network of 400+ congregations and organizations across the United States who are responding to the largest refugee crisis in human history.
CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS.
CLICK HERE FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ITEMS TO TAKE TODAY TO HELP REFUGEES.
OCJCR operates under the guiding principles of HIAS, to “welcome the stranger, and protect the refugee.” We do this by concentrating our efforts on four key areas:
Our accomplishments to date include:
Participating members of OCJCR and the HIAS Welcome Campaign are:
To join the HIAS Welcome Campaign click here.
Click here to find out ways to help refugees from Orange County.
Click here for a one-pager about OCJCR.
Click here for a pdf version of the infographic below, with hyperlinks.
Category: Social Justice