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"How Desolate Lie Our Borders" A Tisha B'Av Vigil for Immigrant Justice

Sunday, August 11, 2019 10 Av 5779

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"How Desolate Lie Our Borders"
A Tisha B'Av Vigil for Immigrant Justice

Sunday, August 11, 1:00 PM
Jerome Combs Detention Center 3050 S. Justice Way, Kankakee, IL






Join Rabbi Kirzane and Cantor Green:
A coalition of Jewish and local immigrant justice organizations invite you to a special vigil to acknowledge the immense human tragedy currently unfolding at our southern border, through the lens and rituals of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish fast day that brokenness and loss symbolized by the destruction of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.

This Tisha b'Av we'll mourn the brokenness of a nation that hunts down, detains and deports immigrants, separates families, cages children and turns away asylum seekers. We will also explore our communal culpability in this tragedy and ask honestly: how do we stand down this causeless hatred?

Our vigil will include selections from Eikha (the Book of Lamentations) alongside contemporary reflections, immigrant testimony, poetry song and calls to action.

Sponsored by:
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Tru'ah, Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants, Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, Connect Kankakee, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, RAC-IL, #IfNotNow – Chicago, Jewish Voice for Peace - Chicago

For more information: Rabbi Bruce Elder: rabbi@hakafa.org, Rabbi Maralee Gordon:: maraleegordon@gmail.com, Rabbi Suzanne Griffel: sgriffel@comcast.net, Rabbi Brant Rosen: rabbi@tzedekchicago.org

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