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Tisha B’Av – Historic Catastrophe, Modern Catastrophe

  • ICE Burlington Office 10 New England Executive Park Ste 1 Burlington, MA USA (map)

On the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, when we fast in remembrance of destruction and exile, we come together at the ICE office in Burlington to mourn the brokenness of our American immigration system. As children are separated from parents—not just on the southern border, but every time a parent is put in detention for months on end—we lament. As people who seek asylum from violence and economic devastation are denied refuge, we lament. As Muslims are denied access to their family members in the U.S. simply because of their national origin, we lament. In the face of the fear and uncertainty plaguing our immigrant communities, we lament. 

JALSA members and staff invite you to join us in this public lament in the closing hours of Tisha B’Av, as we share stories, sing laments, and offer both support to those most impacted and call for a new vision of healing and justice.

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