January 31 2018

Temple Shalom Emeth Hosting Speaker on DACA


A local religious institution is hosting a talk about an issue featured prominently in the news.  


On Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m., the Social Justice Committee and Temple Band of Temple Shalom Emeth in Burlington will be hosting the Shabbat service, focused on informing congregants and guests about The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.


“This immigration policy is a kind of administrative relief from deportation,” a notice from Temple Shalom Emeth states. “The purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. An estimated 122 Dreamers a day are losing their DACA status, which means they are losing jobs and being exposed to arrest and deportation.”  


The guest speaker, Eva Millona, is the Executive Director of MIRA, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, dedicated to helping “the Dreamers” stay in the only country they know as home.


“She will be helping us understand the current situation, as well as letting us know how we can help the Dreamers, for their fight is our fight (as we will explain through the service),” the notice reads.


RSVP: If attending, email Phyllis Neufeld at pbneufeld@gmail.com to let her know how many will attend so they can have accurate amounts of written information available.  

If you wish to bring a dessert to the Oneg immediately following the service, please contact Ellen Finkelman at esfink29@gmail.com to let her know what you will bring (not a requirement).  


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