Since August, the Rohingya people have suffered violence, rape and mass murder at the hands of the Burmese military. Almost 700,000 people have fled to Bangladesh on foot, in what the UN has described as the fastest growing refugee emergency in the world. As a Jewish community, we bear witness to the ongoing humanitarian crisis plaguing the Rohingya people in their quest for safety and human rights. Their persecution echoes Jewish experiences, across time and place, and compels us to take action.
On Shabbat of April 13-14, 2018, the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network** invites you to join together as a Jewish community to stand in support of the Rohingya and share their story. Across the country, in congregations and Jewish communities from all the major Jewish denominations, rabbis and educators will speak and teach about this crisis, share educational resources, and offer meaningful ways to take action now to help bring an end to this modern day ethnic cleansing.
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Join us in raising a united Jewish voice in support of the Rohingya. Please fill out the form below to make your commitment to teach or speak about this crisis.
**The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network is a consortium of Jewish NGOs advocating for the rights of the Rohingya. Members include American Jewish World Service, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, American Jewish Committee, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Union for Reform Judaism, HIAS, Anti-Defamation League, Jewish World Watch, JACOB, T’ruah, Reconstructing Judaism, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Rabbinical Assembly, Hebrew College, The New York Board of Rabbis, Uri L’Tzedek, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, The Shalom Center.