Yezidi Campaign

Beyond Genocide Campaign Statement


We, the undersigned, lend our names in support of the comprehensive work of Yezidi redemption. Help Yezidis to be freed from sexual slavery, freed from being child soldiers, freed from poverty and squalor in displaced person’s camps and elsewhere, free to return to rebuild their homes and to return to their lives, free to provide proper education for their children, to receive proper health care and treatment to recover from the atrocities of torture, free to immigrate, to receive refugee status and asylum status for those who wish to emigrate. Help save Yezidis from genocide! Support ​Yezidi redemption!


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Ask your U.S. Senators and Congress person to support 

H.R. 379, The Justice for Yazidis Act.

Click for an overview of H.R. 379 and how to cite it.

Click for the text of H.R. 379.

Click to reach your senators and congress person.

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Click to learn: WHO ARE THE YEZIDIS? (Yezidi may also be spelled Yazidi or Ezidi.)

Click to read about our Global Citizen Award

Click to view campaign photos

Click to view our informative website

Click for a message of hope from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to the Yezidi people

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •Endorsing Organizations

• United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance, South San Francisco, CA
• Board of Rabbis of Northern California, Foster City, CA**
• Board of Rabbis of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
• Clergy of Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA
• Clergy of Congregation Beth El, Berkeley, CA
• Clergy of Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA
• Clergy of Congregation Kol Shofar, San Rafael, CA
• Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal, Santa Cruz, CA
European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom, Paris, France
• Ezidi North American Federation, Glendale, AZ
• Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA**
• Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek, CA**
• Islamic Networks Group, San Jose, CA
IsraAID, Tel Aviv, Israel
• Jewish World Watch, Encino, CA
• Marin Interfaith Council, San Rafael, CA**
• Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City, CA
• Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, San Jose, CA**
• Stop Genocide Now, Redondo Beach, CA
Together We Remember, Baltimore, MD
Yazda, Houston, Texas
• United Religions Initiative with 851 Cooperation Circles in 102 countries**

** indicates campaign host.

Endorsing Individuals

Rabbi Ruth Adar, San Leandro, CA
Rabbi Gershon Albert, Congregation Beth Jacob, Oakland, 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 Melanie Aron, Congregation Shir Hadash, Los Gatos CA
Rabbi Raphael Asher, Congregation B’nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek, CA
Mr. Fatih Ates, Pacifica Institute, San Francisco and Albany, CA
Ms. Kiran Bali, Chair, Global Council, United Religions Initiative
Rabbi Barnett Brickner, East Bay Council of Rabbis, CA
Rabbi Allan Berkowitz, San Jose, CA
Ms. Nina F. Bhaisa, Cupertino, CA
Rabbi Shalom Bochner, Congregation Beth Shalom, Modesto, CA
Rabbi Lee Bycel, Congregation Beth Shalom, Napa, CA
Rev Ken Chambers, Interfaith Council of Alameda County, CA
Mr. Terry Clark, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, CA
Mr. Albert Cohen, Congregation B’nai David-Judea, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Debra Cohen, Congregation B’nai David-Judea, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Eli Cohen, Chadeish Yameinu, Santa Cruz, CA
Ms. Linda Crawford, Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Rev. Kristi Denham, Congregational Church of Belmont, Belmont, CA
Rabbi Lavey Derby, Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City, CA
Rabbi Shoshanah Devorah, Cong. Kol HaEmek. inland Mendocino County, CA
Rabbi Shelly Dorph, Tiburon, CA
Rabbi Serena Eisenberg, Stanford Hillel, Stanford, CA
Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Los Altos, CA
Rabbi Diane Elliot, Whilly Present, El Sobrante, CA
Ms. Maha Elgenaidi, Islamic Network Groups, San Jose, CA
Rabbi Nathaniel Ezray, Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City, CA
Rabbi Morley Feinstein, Past President, Board of Rabbis of Southern California
Rabbi Ted Feldman, B’nai Israel Jewish Center, Petaluma, CA
Rabbi Zev-Hayyim Feyer, Claremont, CA
Mrs. Lisa Finkelstein, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Stacy Friedman, Congregation Rodef Shalom, San Rafael, CA
Rabbi Pamela Frydman, Board of Rabbis of Northern CA; Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, CA
Ms. Jenny Gelb, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Miriyam Glazer, American Jewish University Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Marvin Goodman, Executive Director, Board of Rabbis of Northern California
Rabbi Danny Gottlieb, Congregation Beth Israel Judea, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, Academy for Jewish Religion, California, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Roberto D. Graetz, Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, CA
Cherag Salim Matt Gras, Sufi Ruhaniat International, Hamilton, MT
Rabbi Simcha A. Green, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Iftekhar Hai, UMA Interfaith Alliance, South San Francisco, CA
Mr. Thomas M. Hedberg, PhD, LMFT, Culver City, CA
Mr. Boaz Hepner, Registered Nurse, Los Angeles, CA
Adi Hepner, MSW, Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer
Rabbi Daniel Isaacson, JF&CS, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Debbie Israel, Congregation Emeth, Morgan Hill, CA
Rabbi Daria Jacobs-Velde, Zmanim, Sebastopol, CA
Rabbi Burt Jacobson, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont, CA
Rev. Berget Jelane, San Jose Insight Meditation, San Jose, CA
Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr., Executive Director, United Religions Initiative
The Rev. Andrew Kille, Chair, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, CA
Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, CA
Adrienne Lauby, Cotati, 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, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council, San Jose, CA
Mr. Anthony London, Temple Akiba, Culver City, CA
Ms. Sharlene London, Temple Akiba, Culver City, 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
Rev. Will McGarvey, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, CA
Rabbi Janice Mehring, Congregation Ohr Tzafon, Atascadero, CA
Jack C Miller, CPA, Coconut Creek, FL
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, Las Vegas, NV
Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh, Temple Israel of Hollywood, CA
Rabbi Lon Moskowitz, California Men’s Colony, CDCR, CA
Ejaz Naqvi, MD, Walnut Creek, CA
Rabbi Leah Novick, Spirit if the Earth, Carmel, CA
Aline O’Brien, Covenant of the Goddess, San Rafael, CA
Rev. Scott Quinn, Marin Interfaith Council, CA
Rabbi Larry Raphael, Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi John Rosove, Temple Israel of Hollywood, CA
Mr. Eric Roux, Paris, France
Ms. Maxine Ruddock, Ph.D., Orlando, FL
The Rev. Richard Schaper, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Mill Valley, CA
Rabbi SaraLeya Schley, Berkeley, CA
Rabbi Chaim Schneider, Aptos, CA
Rabbi Avi Schulman, Temple Beth Torah, Fremont, CA
Rabbi Judith Seid, Tri-Valley Cultural Jews, Pleasanton, CA
Ms. Carole Landau Silverstein, Delray Beach, FL
Rabbi Beth Singer, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi Idit Solomon, Hasidah, Berkeley, CA
Ms. Karen Susman, Miami, FL
Rabbi Sarah Weissman, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA
Bishop William E. Swing, United Religions Initiative
Mr. David Waksberg, Jewish Learning Works, San Francisco, CA
Rabbi David Zaslow, Havurah Shir Hadash, Ashland, OR