Beyond Genocide Yezidi Campaign
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The Yezidi people need our help and support.
Yezidis are indigenous to Iraq. They are monotheists. As part of their tradition, they believe in Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, a flood story, angels and reincarnation. As a result of only having an oral religious tradition, they are persecuted for not having a written scripture. They are also persecuted for revering Tawsi Melek, the Yezidi name for the guardian angel of the earth.
The U.S. House of Representatives, European Union and United Nations Human Rights Council have recognized that the atrocities perpetrated by so-called-ISIS against Yezidis is genocide. See additional information at http://www.norcalrabbis.org/yezidi-fundraiser/yezidi-info/.
Please join the undersigned interfaith leaders in one or more of these ways: Lend your name, make a contribution, arrange for a grant, organize a fundraiser, or provide relevant expertise.
Funds collected will help hundreds of Yezidis resettle in their homeland or attempt to obtain refugee status in North America, Europe or Oceana, where they can start a new life. Right now some are living in refugee camps; some in unfinished buildings with no walls or plumbing; others in homes dangerously close to so-called ISIS. Some are college students who went to study abroad before the genocide began in 2014 and they have no future in their homeland.
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Donate by Check: Make checks payable to “Board of Rabbis,” write “Beyond Genocide” in the memo and mail to Board of Rabbis, 121 Steuart Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Donate Mileage: We accept mileage donations sufficient for a one way flight from Iraq to Europe or the U.S. To donate miles, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mileage will be used to enable Yezidis to resettle and to enable our work on behalf of Yezidis.
Thank you your support!
INDIVIDUALS AND LAY LEADERS ARE LISTED BELOW CLERGY
Rabbi Marvin Goodman, Executive Director, Board of Rabbis of Northern California
Rabbi Morley Feinstein, President, Board of Rabbis of Southern California
Rabbi Barnett Brickner, Temple Israel of Alameda; President, East Bay Council of Rabbis, CA
Terry Clark, President, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, CA
Linda Crawford, Executive Director, Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Pamela Frydman, Board of Rabbis of Northern CA; Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, CA
The Rev. Andrew Kille, Chair, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, CA
Rev. Will McGarvey, Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, CA
Rev. Scott Quinn, Interim Executive Director, Marin Interfaith Council, CA
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, Las Vegas, NV
Rabbi David Zaslow, Havurah Shir Hadash, Ashland, OR
Clergy at Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA
Clergy of Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Adina Allen, Jewish Studio Project, Berkeley, CA
The Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, First Congregational Church, UCC, Palo Alto, CA
Rabbi Camille Shira Angel, The Brandeis School, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Allan Berkowitz, San Jose, CA
Rabbi Shalom Bochner, Congregation Beth Shalom, Modesto, CA
Rabbi Lee Bycel, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa, CA
Rabbi Eli Cohen, Chadeish Yameinu, Santa Cruz, CA
Rabbi Shoshanah Devorah, Cong. Kol HaEmek. inland Mendocino County, CA
Rabbi Shelly Dorph, Tiburon, CA
Rabbi Serena Eisenberg, Stanford Hillel, Stanford, CA
Rabbi Diane Elliot, Berkeley, CA
Rabbi Nathaniel Ezray, Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City, CA
Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Shalom, San Rafael, CA
Rabbi Danny Gottlieb, Congregation Beth Israel Judea, San Francisco, CA
Cherag Salim Matt Gras, Sufi Ruhaniat International, Hamilton, MT
Rabbi Miriyam Glazer, American Jewish University Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Daniel Isaacson, JF&CS, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Debbie Israel, Congregation Emeth, Morgan Hill, CA
Rabbi Burt Jacobson, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont, CA
Rev. Berget Jelane, San Jose Insight Meditation, San Jose, CA
Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Michael Lerner, Tikkun Magazine, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue, Berkeley, CA
Rabbi Moshe Levin, Congregation Ner Tamid, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Stan Levy, B’nai Horin, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Shelly Lewis, Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
Rev. Joy-Ellen Lipsky, Secretary, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council
San Jose, CA
Rabbi Dana Magat, Temple Emanu-El, San Jose, CA
Rabbi Harry A. Manhoff, PHD, Temple Beth Sholom, San Leandro, CA
Rabbi Janet Marder, Temple Beth Am, Los Altos, CA
Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, Congregation Kol Emet, Palo Alto, CA
Rabbi Janice Mehring, Congregation Ohr Tzafon, Atascadero, CA
Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh, Temple Israel of Hollywood, CA
Rabbi Lon Moskowitz, California Men’s Colony, CDCR, CA
Rabbi Larry Raphael, Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi John Rosove, Temple Israel of Hollywood, CA
The Rev. Richard Schaper, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Mill Valley, CA
Rabbi SaraLeya Schley, Berkeley, CA
Rabbi Avi Schulman, Temple Beth Torah, Fremont, CA
Rabbi Judith Seid, Tri-Valley Cultural Jews, Pleasanton, CA
David Waksberg, Jewish Learning Works, San Francisco, CA