Becoming A Sanctuary Congregation

In response to the growing threats to immigrants and asylum seekers, communities across the United States are developing mechanisms and networks to provide “sanctuary.” 

As American Jews, we are joining sanctuary efforts because this new enforcement approach that creates widespread fear by targeting everyone runs counter to our values of welcome and compassion for the stranger. As a community, there are many important, legal ways we can take action to ensure protection for asylum seekers and immigrants who need it.

Click here to download HIAS' updated guide to becoming a sanctuary congregation.