By Lisa Friedman, Sharyn Goodson, and Tzivia Schwartz Getzug
On June 2–4, Jewish Funders Network and HIAS brought a delegation of funders and foundation professionals to bear witness to the situation, deepen our knowledge, sharpen our analysis of the issues, and strategize Jewish communal responses. Below, JFN members Lisa Friedman (Founding Director, Lisa and Maury Friedman Foundation) and Sharyn Goodson (Vice President, Philanthropy & Organizational Development, Leichtag Foundation), along with JFN West Coast Director Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, share what they saw.
Many American Jews, awakened to the current refugee crisis and moved to do more, are becoming part of the Jewish response to refugees. HIAS has a Take Action for Asylum Seekers page which gives people different ways to advocate, donate, volunteer, and learn more.Read more
Delegation of Jewish Leaders Visit Detention and Migrant Centers, Bear Witness to Crisis at U.S.-Mexico Border
UPDATE (Oct 9, 2018): Judy Mann, COO of JFN, shares her experience in this delegation in this audio story:
HIAS and ADL convened leadership of American Jewish organizations, including JFN's COO, to meet with U.S. and Mexico government officials, refugees and asylum seekers impacted by current immigration policies