Event

Interfaith Vigil

INTERFAITH VIGIL FOR IMMIGRATION RIGHTS
As we continue to think nationally and act locally, we invite you to join Columbia Jewish Congregation in hosting and sponsoring an Interfaith Vigil for Immigrants Rights.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
7:30pm

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
 
The holiday of Purim is celebrated that week.  Purim is a joyous holiday celebrating the heroism of Queen Esther in preventing a pogrom against Jews in the Persian Empire.  The Fast of Esther precedes the celebration.  As Esther asked all Jews to fast and pray for their deliverance, we too will pray for the deliverance of our friends and neighbors awaiting to see how safe they truly are. 
Maryland is currently considering three bills that will protect Maryland residents in different ways.  Jews United for Justice (JUFJ), a group in solidarity with CASA of MD, will be discussing these bills February 27 and share what we can do to help get them passed.   We propose donating money saved during the fast to CASA and other immigrant rights groups. 
If you would like to co-sponsor this program with us, or participate in the vigil, please contact us at tikkunolam@columbiajewish.org.

Event Time: 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 19:30
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