On June 21, 2018, hundreds of Jews participated in T’ruah’s rally against the Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy, outside the Immigration & Customs Enforcement offices in Manhattan.

The Jewish community stands united in opposition to the Trump Administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants at the border. This opposition continues despite President Trump’s latest executive order that keeps families together but holds them in detention facilities for an indefinite period of time.

We call on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to immediately end this brutal practice and reunite all affected families.

  • Stop treating immigrants and asylum seekers like criminals.
  • End racist and Islamophobic immigration policies.
  • Do not use children as pawns.
(Photo by Gili Getz)

The following organizations co-sponsored the rally:


Ansche Chesed

Avodah Jewish Service Corps

Base Hillel


Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun

Congregation Habonim

Congregation Kolot Chayeinu

Congregation Rodeph Sholom

Congregation Shaare Zedek

Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition

The Hadar Institute

Hashomer Hatzair



IfNotNow NYC

Immerse NYC

J Street NYC

Jewish Theological Seminary

Jewish Voice for Peace NYC

Jews Say No! 

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice


Manhattan Jewish Experience

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee


Society for the Advancement of Judaism

Temple Shaaray Tefila-NYC

Torah Trumps Hate

Town & Village Synagogue

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Workmen’s Circle

(Photo by Gili Getz)