June 21, 2018: Many members of our community have expressed concern and outrage regarding the family separation issue at our borders. A letter expressing opposition to this policy with broad participation from the Jewish community nationally was sent on June 20 to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg was one of 292 state and local organizations from 35 states and the District of Columbia, co-signing with 55 national Jewish organizations, including all four streams of religious Judaism. Locally, we were joined by Temple Beth Shalom and Progressive Jewish Voice. The full letter and list of signatories can be found here.