Tisha B’av– Confronting Catastrophe: A Public Lament for our Broken Immigration System
07.22.2018 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Rabbi Lerner at "Tisha B’av– Confronting Catastrophe"
A Public Lament for our Broken Immigration System
5pm-6pm, Sunday, July 22nd
Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) office
10 New England Executive Park, Burlington MA
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.
Community members are invited to this public lament in the closing hours of Tisha B’Av, as we share stories, sing laments, and offer support to those most impacted and call for a new vision of healing and justice.