JSPAN Board Welcomes Immigration and Refugee Advocates

At its March 2016 Board meeting, JSPAN welcomed the leaders of three local immigration and refugee advocacy organiztions: Sundrop Carter, Director of Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), Peter Pedemonti, Director of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, and Judi Bernstein-Baker, (please click on photo for more text) longtime Director of HIAS-PA. They related moving and disturbing stories of real people caught in the maelstrom of fear and xenophobia, exacerbated by much current political rhetoric. All three organizations, which JSPAN is pleased to endorse, provide advocacy and volunteer opportiunities.

In the photograph: Sundrop Carter, Peter Pedemonti, Marlena Kleit (JSPAN Immigration Chair), Judi Bernstein-Baker, Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom (JSPAN President), Rabbi George Stern (JSPAN Executive DIrector).