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Rabbi at immigrant prayer vigil

A leader of a Jewish education program will join in a Mother’s Day prayer vigil outside the White House to promote immigration reform. Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, director of education at PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values, will join three Christian clerics Sunday evening in calling for “fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our mandate to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with dignity and respect.” The vigil is bring promoted by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the umbrella body for Jewish Community Relations Councils; and the Hebrew immigrant Aid Society. Both groups back paths to legal status for illegal immigrants now in the United States.

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