Tisha B’Av Close the Camps Vigil
Sponsored by NCJW Utah and Utah Jews for Refugees
Held August 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Building
2975 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley
Please bring your own posters or signs, and if you can't we will provide posters and markers at the event if you want to make them day of...
Tisha B’Av, believed to be the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, mourns the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and all other tragedies that have befallen on the Jewish people.
Today, the tragedies of others—the modern-day asylum seekers and immigrants packed into detention camps—are occurring right before us. Their plight cannot be ignored and we will not stand idly by.
On August 10, 2019, we will use the saddest day (Tisha B’Av) to mourn and resist the policies of our current government that are endangering, imprisoning and deporting refugees and immigrants seeking safety. This event is held in cooperation with NCJW National; “United We Dream,” the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country; T’ruah, The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights; and other Jewish humanitarian organizations.
Please, be in solidarity with our immigrant families. Shine a light on the deplorable condition immigrants, including children, face in detention. Demand the administration close immigrant detention camps. Bring your family and friends and join us on August 10 (Saturday morning) at 10:00.
For more information, contact NCJW Utah president Eileen Hallet Stone (email@example.com) or UJR director Eric Goldman (firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women Utah Chapter & Utah Jews for Refugees