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August Recess Action Items

Congressional recesses provide an excellent opportunity for you to visit your legislators and their staff in their ho...

Congressional recesses provide an excellent opportunity for you to visit your legislators and their staff in their home offices (or invite them to your own agencies) and talk about your agency's priorities. In addition to your own priorities, we encourage you to ask your Members of Congress to support the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Holocaust Survivors, the ABLE (Achieving a Better Experience) Act, and funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement to address unaccompanied children at our border. Please click here for a full explanation of these items including background materials and sample letters. Contact Shelley Rood if you have any questions and let us know about the outcome of your meetings!

Changes to the ZRBG "Ghetto Pension" Law

Bet Tzedek's Holocaust Survivors Justice Network is hosting a webinar for social service professionals to discuss...

Bet Tzedek's Holocaust Survivors Justice Network is hosting a webinar for social service professionals to discuss the recent amendment to the ZRBG "ghetto pension" law, which expands the number of eligible ghettos and allows pension recipients to elect to receive a pension recalculated (and paid retroactively to) July 1, 1997. Click here to learn more about the webinar.

Changes to the ZRBG "Ghetto Pension" Law
Thursday, August 14th, 12:30pm ET - REGISTER HERE

How Can I Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children?

An estimated 80-90,000 Central American children are expected to cross the southern border of the U.S. this year and ...

An estimated 80-90,000 Central American children are expected to cross the southern border of the U.S. this year and as many as 140,000 may come next year. During the dangerous journey north, these children are at serious risk of violence, rape, exploitation, and even death. In most cases, the children have fled relentless violence and hopelessness in search of a safe place and a better life. Click here to learn how you can help