In response to new federal immigration policies in the early days of the Trump administration, Temple Micah launched Sukkat Shalom (“a shelter of peace”), a support group for immigrants and refugees. The challenges have evolved but the urgent work continues.

During Sukkot, Sukkat Shalom organized a screening and discussion to watch a short film produced by Micah member Jennifer Oko on Uncaged Art, a powerful exhibit of artwork created by migrant children who were interned at a detention tent camp in Tornillo, Texas. Afterward we were joined by partners leading humanitarian and legal efforts at the southern border, including Sue Kenney-Pfalzer, director of the Border & Asylum Network at HIAS, to discuss  what we can do individually and as a congregation to help.

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Watch the film.