Shavua Tov! Here's a quick note from Rabbi Alana:
I was recently quoted in an article about local Jewish leaders’ alleged united opposition to our 13th District Rep. Rashida Tlaib. While a white supremacist sits in the White House, our fellow Jews are tearing down a beloved progressive leader and one of the first Muslim-American Congresswomen. I was shocked.
I’m not proud of the language that I used, but I am proud of the choice we are making: solidarity. We are drawing on the best of Jewish civilization to bring us more deeply into partnership with our allies in the struggle against white supremacy and for a just society. Please join us.
Read below for details about our #closethecamps gathering tomorrow night in partnership with the Muslim community. We hope to see you there.
And I hope to celebrate with you on Sept. 19 when we honor the legacy of Jewish justice and build towards the future: RSVP for Wolfgang
The piece featured me as the sole voice of dissent -- it made DJJ seem fringe. Actually, we’re a large and passionate community, which is part of an inspiring national movement. Thank you for strengthening Detroit Jews for Justice, so that we can choose solidarity: Donate to DJJ
Rabbi Alana Alpert
Tomorrow is the Day. As a community we have the opportunity to gather as Jews and as people of conscience to say in one voice that the Dearborn Police Department needs to stop cooperating with ICE and that the Trump Administration needs to #CloseTheCamps. Drawing on the traditions of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish day of mourning, we will stand with 50+ groups across the country to process our anger and grief and lift up the voices of individuals and groups impacted by unprecedented injustices in our immigration system. I hope you will heed this call and take these opportunities.
When: TOMORROW August 13th at 6:30 PM.
Where: 16099 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48126. We will be gathering in the plaza on the east side of the Police Department.
Parking: There is a huge public parking lot on the east side of the building adjacent to where we will be meeting. There is also plenty of accessible parking.
Accessibility: There are no stairs or obstacles to accessing the location. We will be sitting on the ground, which is concrete. There are several benches nearby for those who can't sit on the ground, but people are also invited to bring their own chairs or stand. There will be an amplified sound system.
If you have last minute questions or need assistance between now and the action you may call or text me at (847) 990-0207.