The Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration brings together immigration activists in the Westchester Jewish community to meet one another, share experiences, exchange resources, information and contacts and look for ways to support each other’s work and influence immigration policy on a national level. Even while most of us are working with non-sectarian organizations work that deserves to be applauded and supported, the WJCI brings together Jewish leaders to strengthen the ties within the Jewish community, and at the same time establish an ongoing communication and action network. We are advocates with a common value system.
To educate and involve the Jewish and wider Westchester community on issues around immigration.
To support refugee resettlement in Westchester; collaborate in the work of congregations and direct service organizations locally; provide support for local immigrant communities and organizations, such as providing best practices, recruiting volunteers for those organizations providing direct service for immigrant communities, fundraising to establish a fund to offer financial relief for immigrants such as bail and legal fees, etc.
To develop a network that can mobilize the Jewish community around specific projects and advocacy issues, as needed, such as to advocate for laws, policies and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups (Immigrants, Refugees, Asylees and Undocumented Neighbors).
To join in solidarity/coalitions on advocacy, legislative, and policy actions with other organizations within and beyond the Jewish community.
To support pro-immigrant elected officials and candidates for election.
To promote a pro-immigrant atmosphere, with projects such as community signage (pro
immigrant signs throughout the community); letters to the editor, circulate toolkits, materials, fact cards, etc.
Beth EL Synagogue Center
Bet Torah Mount Kisco
Congregation Anshe Shalom
Congregation Bet Am Shalom
Congregation B'nai Yisrael
Congregation Kol Ami
Greenburgh Hebrew Center
Hebrew Institute of White Plains
Hebrew Union College
Jewish Community Center of Harrison
Neighbors for Refugees
New York Medical College
Pleasantville Community Synagogue
Right To Counsel
Temple Beth Am in Yorktown Heights
Temple Israel New Rochelle
Temple Israel Center White Plains
Temple Israel of Northern Westchester
Temple Shaaray Tefila
Tikkun Olam chevra at Bet Am Shalom
Westchester Jewish Center
Westchester Jewish Council
Westchester Reform Temple
Woodlands-Bet Am Shalom
Woodlands Community Temple in White Plains/Dobbs