Immigrants and Refugees
In 2019, Touro Synagogue is proud to have established Project Reyacha (Your Neighbor, based upon Leviticus 19:18), whose focus is the support of immigrant families in New Orleans and beyond. Those involved in this project worked with the Mississippi Center for Justice for a number of months to bring relief to individuals and families affected by the ICE raids that took place in six Mississippi communities in August for 2019. We were one of the recipients of the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice at the Religious Action Center for our work and commitment to support local immigrant families in need of emergency housing, made all the more urgent during the current health and economic crisis.
For more information, please contact Rabbi Bauman.