A service (Shacharit and kinot) and vigil at the Federal Bldg. (ICE office) in DTLA hosted by Bend the Arc / Co-sponsored by Shtibl • T’ruah • HIAS • IKAR • Beth Am • Leo Baeck Temple • TIOH • Temple Emanuel • Beit T’shuvah
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2383441458591870/
Why are Jews around the United States holding #CloseTheCamps vigils on Tisha B’Av?
Tisha B’Av is a day of mourning for the plight of our refugee ancestors. On this Jewish day of mourning, we cannot ignore the cries of those whose tragedy is right before us, the many immigrants and asylum seekers who are being treated inhumanely by the Trump administration.
We need to demonstrate publicly that the Jewish community will not turn its back on refugees arriving in our country and our immigrant neighbors already here.
For more info, see: https://www.bendthearc.us/tishabav