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SLIDESHOW: Jewish Groups Rally to #CloseTheCamps

Aug 13, 2019

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#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

Sounding the shofar at the start of the Washington, D.C. rally.

(Allison Shelley)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

A large crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.

(Allison Shelley)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

Naomi Steinberg, HIAS Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, addressed the crowd in Washington, D.C.

(Allison Shelley)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C.

(Allison Shelley)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C.

(Allison Shelley)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

HIAS Board Chair Bob Aronson, addresses a group in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(HIAS)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

Rabbi Judy Schindler (L), director of the Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice and Rabbi Dusty Klass (R), of Temple Beth El, during a rally in Charlotte, N.C.

(HIAS)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

A young protestor holds a sign in Los Angeles, CA.

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

Joe Goldman, HIAS' Community Engagement Director, Western Region, speaks at the rally in Los Angeles.

(HIAS)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

Protestors in Los Angeles, CA.

(HIAS)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

Protestors in Los Angeles, CA.

(HIAS)

Demonstrators walk along 34th Street in Manhattan.

(Gili Getz)

New York City Council Member Brad Lander (C) speaks to hundreds of protestors inside the Amazon bookstore on 34th Street in Manhattan. Several dozen were later arrested.

(Gili Getz)

#CloseTheCamps rallies August 11

A young participant at a rally in Philadelphia.

(Rebecca Kirzner/HIAS)

Jewish groups across the country marked Tisha b’Av, the traditional Jewish day of mourning, on August 10-11 with vigils and protests to demand an end to the mistreatment of immigrants and refugees.

Led by a coalition of organizations, including National Council of Jewish Women, T’ruah, the RAC, J Street, Bend the Arc and HIAS, hundreds gathered in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Charlotte, Philadelphia and many other cities to express sorrow and pledge to take action against the current refugee and asylum crises.