Never Again is a Lie

We promised to protect Sudanese refugees fleeing war and genocide.

Then Israel decided to kick them out.

Twelve years ago, in a full page New York Times advertisement, the Jewish organizations listed below promised to protect Sudanese refugees fleeing violence from the Darfur region of Sudan, saying in part:

Unless there is this comprehensive response, more than two million people will remain crowded in camps, subject to starvation, disease, rape and murder. Their lives are in our hands.

Sixty years ago, after the Holocaust, the world vowed “never again.” That pledge was repeated after the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. We cannot wait any longer to make good on our promises.

On November 19, 2017 the Israeli cabinet unanimously approved a proposal to force many of these same refugees who had sought asylum in Israel, to choose between being sent back to Africa, or to be jailed indefinitely.

And yet, despite the pledge from years ago, these organizations are silent.

Apparently we can wait to make good on our promises.


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We lied when we said "Never Again"

American Jewish Committee

Contact

165 E. 56 St.
NYC 10022
(212)751-4000
(212)750-0326
info@ajc.org
http://www.ajc.org

American Jewish Congress

Contact

745 Fifth Avenue, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10151
212-879-4500
212-758-1633
Leadership@AJCongress.org
https://ajcongress.org/

American Jewish World Service

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Contact

45 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
212.792.2900
212.792.2930
ajws@ajws.org
https://ajws.org/

Coalition for Jewish Concerns: Amcha

Contact

3700 Henry Hudson Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10463
(718) 796-4730


Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

Contact

633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212-318-6111
212-644-4135
info@conferenceofpresidents.org
https://www.conferenceofpresidents.org/

Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America

Contact

40 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
(800) 928-0685

support@hadassah.org
http://www.hadassah.org/

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Contact

One West Fourth Street
New York, NY 10012-1186
212-674-5300
212-388-1720
newyork@huc.edu
http://huc.edu/

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

Contact

800 Eighth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3724
(202) 449-6500

info@hillel.org
http://www.hillel.org/

Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Contact

121 West 27th Street, Suite 404
New York NY 10001
(646) 461-6499


http://www.jewishspirituality.org/

Israel Policy Forum

Contact

355 Lexington Ave, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
212 315 1741

info@ipforum.org
https://www.ipforum.org/

JPro Network

Contact

25 Broadway, Suite 1700
New York, NY 10004
(212) 284-6945

info@jpro.org
http://jpro.org/

Jewish Theological Seminary

Contact

3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 678-8000

publicity@jtsa.edu
http://www.jtsa.edu/

Jewish Women International

Contact

1129 20th Street NW Suite 801
Washington DC 20036
202 857 1300
202 857 1380

https://www.jwi.org/

JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance

Contact

520 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212.679.8500

jofa@jofa.org
http://jofa.org/

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Contact

10850 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(800) 813-0557
(310) 442-0030
hello@mazon.org
https://mazon.org/

Bend the Arc

Contact



212.213.2113

info@bendthearc.us
http://www.bendthearc.us/

Rabbinical Council of America

Contact

305 Seventh Avenue, 12th Floor 
New York, New York 10001 
212-807-9000
212-727-8452
office@rabbis.org 
http://www.rabbis.org/

Simon Wiesenthal Center

Contact

1399 Roxbury Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 553-9036
310 553.4521
information@wiesenthal.com
http://www.wiesenthal.com/

The Academy for Jewish Religion

Contact

28 WELLS AVENUE
YONKERS, NY 10701
914-709-0900
914.709.0901
ohornprouser@ajrsem.org
https://ajrsem.org

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

Contact

11 Broadway
New York, NY 10004
212.563.4000


https://www.ou.org/

Jewish Federations of North America

Contact

PO Box 157
New York, NY 10268
212.284.6500

info@JewishFederations.org
https://jewishfederations.org

JewishCOLORADO

Contact

300 S Dahlia St Ste 300
Denver, Colorado 80246-8118
(303) 321-3399
(303) 322-8328

www.jewishcolorado.org

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston

Contact

126 High Street
Boston, MA 02110-2700
617.457.8500
617.988.6262
info@cjp.org
https://www.cjp.org

Fort Wayne Jewish Federation, Indiana

Contact

5200 Old Mill Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
260-456-0400
260-456-0500
office@fwjf.org
http://www.jewishfortwayne.org/

Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Contact

4200 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137-3279
305.576.4000
305.573.8115

http://jewishmiami.org/

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties

Contact

121 Steuart St. 7th Fl.
San Francisco, California 94105-1236
415.777.0411
415.495.6635
info@sfjcf.org
www.jewishfed.org

Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts

Contact

633 Salisbury St
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1120
(508) 756-1543
(508) 798-0962
info@jfcm.org
www.jfcm.org

Jewish Federation of Dutchess County

Contact

17 Collegeview Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
(845) 471-9811
(845) 471-3233
director@jewishdutchess.org
www.jewishdutchess.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, New York

Contact

2640 N Forest Rd
Getzville, New York 14068
(716) 204-2241
(716) 886-1367
jkwiatkowski@jfedbflo.com
www.jfedbflo.com

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles

Contact

6505 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1000
Los Angeles, California 90048
(323) 761-8080
(323) 761-8218
info@jewishla.org
www.jewishla.org

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey

Contact

230 Old Bridge Tpke
South River, New Jersey 08882-2000
(732) 588-1800
(732) 432-0292
info@jewishheartnj.org
www.jewishheartnj.org/

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Contact

2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
215-832-0500
215-832-0510
info@jewishphilly.org
http://www.jewishphilly.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, California

Contact

524 Chapala St
Santa Barbara, California 93101-3412
(805) 957-1115
(805) 957-9230
Info@sbjf.org
www.jewishsantabarbara.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Contact

2031 Third Ave
Seattle, Washington 98121-2412
(206) 443-5400
(206) 443-0303
info@jewishinseattle.org
www.jewishinseattle.org

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Contact

30 S Wells St Ste 5000
Chicago, Illinois 60606
(312) 346-6700
(312) 781-0450
info@juf.org
www.juf.org

Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Contact

801 Percy Warner Blvd Ste 102
Nashville, Tennessee 37205-4009
(615) 354-1687
(615) 352-0056
info@jewishnashville.org
www.jewishnashville.org

Jewish Federation of New Hampshire

Contact

66 Hanover St., Suite #300
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
(603) 627-7679
(603) 627-7963
info@jewishnh.org
www.jewishnh.org

Jewish Federation of Ocean County, New Jersey

Contact

1235A Rt 70 W
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701
(732) 363-0530
(732) 363-2097
federation@ocjf.org
http://www.jewishoceancounty.org/

Jewish Federation of Peoria, Illinois

Contact

2000 W Pioneer Pkwy Ste 10B
Peoria, Illinois 61615-1835
(309) 689-0063
(309) 689-0575
carrie@jewishpeoria.org
www.jewishpeoria.org

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Contact

12 Millstone Campus Dr
St Louis, Missouri 63146-5776
(314) 432-0020
(314) 432-1277
jfed@jfedstl.org
www.jewishinstlouis.org

Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation

Contact

400 N Woodlawn St Ste 8
Wichita, Kansas 67208
(316) 686-4741
(316) 686-6008
mkjfoffice@mkjf.org
www.mkjf.org

UJA Federation of Greenwich, Connecticut

Contact

One Holly Hill Lane 
Greenwich, CT 06830
203-552-1818 
(203) 622-1237
info@ujafedgreenwich.org
https://www.ujafedgreenwich.org/

UJA-Federation of New York

Contact

130 E 59th St Ste 502
New York, New York 10022-1302
(212) 980-1000
(212) 836-1368
info@ujafedny.org
www.ujafedny.org

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

Contact

901 Route 10 East
Whippany, New Jersey 07981
(973) 929-3000
(973) 765-0195
info@jfedgmw.org
www.jfedgmw.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo

Contact

6465 Sylvania Ave
Sylvania, Ohio 43560
(419) 724-0364
(419) 885-3207
info@jewishtoledo.org
www.jewishtoledo.org

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Contact

155 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10010-6802
(212)533-7800
(212) 353-9439
info@uscj.org
www.uscj.org

University of Judaism

Contact

15600 Mulholland Dr.
Bel-Air, CA 90077
(310)476-9777
(310)476-0347
gleuenthal@uj.edu
www.ajula.edu

American ORT

Contact

75 Maiden Lane, 10th floor
New York, New York 10038
(212)505-7700
(212)674-3057

World Jewish Congress

Contact

PO Box 90400
Washington DC, 20090
(212) 755-5770
(212) 755-5883

WWW.WORLDJEWISHCONGRESS.ORG

Yeshiva University

Contact

500 W. 185 St.
NYC 10033-320
(212)960-5400
(212)960-0055
ycdeans@yu.edu
www.yu.edu

JCRC San Francisco

Contact

121 Steuart Street, #301
San Francisco, CA 94105 
(415) 957-1551
(415) 979-0981
info@jcrc.org
https://jcrc.org

JCRC Colorado

Contact

300 S. Dahlia Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80246
303.316.6490

jsherman@jewishcolorado.org
http://www.jewishcolorado.org/jcrc/

JCRC Miami

Contact

4200 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137-3279
786.866.8486

CommunityRelations@JewishMiami.org
http://jewishmiami.org/about/departments/community_relations/description/

JCRC Indianapolis

Contact

1100 W 42nd St #240
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 926-2935

info@indyjcrc.org
http://indyjcrc.org/

Baltimore Jewish Council

Contact

5750 Park Heights Avenue 
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-542-4850 

info@baltjc.org
https://www.baltjc.org/

JCRC Detroit

Contact

6735 Telegraph Road Suite #370
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
(248) 642-5393

office@detroitjcrc.org
https://www.jcrcajc.org/

JCRC Kansas City

Contact

5801 W. 115th Street, Suite 201
Overland Park, KS 66211
913.327.8100
913.327.8110

https://www.jewishkansascity.org/About-Us/Partner-Agencies/National-Partners/Jewish-Community-Relations-Bureau-American-Jewish

JCRC St. Louis

Contact

12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
314-442-3871

jcrcstl@jcrcstl.org
http://jcrcstl.org/

JCRC Northern New Jersey

Contact

50 Eisenhower Dr
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-820-3944

davids@jfnnj.org
https://www.jfnnj.org/

JCRC Ocean County, New Jersey

Contact

1235A Rt. 70 
Lakewood, NJ 08701
732.363.0530 

federation@ocjf.org
https://jewishoceancounty.org/community/jewish-community-relations-council

JCRC Southern New Jersey

Contact

1301 Springdale Road  Suite 200
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003-2761
856-751-9500 

dsnyder@jfedsnj.org
https://www.jcrcsnj.org/

JCRC Northeastern New York

Contact

184 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203-5306
(518) 783-7800 ext. 235
(518) 783-1557
sshapiro@jewishfedny.org
https://www.jewishfedny.org

JCRC Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Contact

1937 West Cornwallis Rd
Durham, NC 27705
919-354-4936

ldennis@shalomdch.org
https://shalomdch.org/explore-federation/about-us/who-we-are/jewish-community-relations-council/

JCRC Columbus, Ohio

Contact

1175 College Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43209
614.559.3217

blane@tcjf.org
https://jewishcolumbus.org/jewish-community-relations-committee/

JCRC Philadelphia

Contact

2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
215.832.0650

jcrc@jewishphilly.org
https://jewishphilly.org/get-involved/public-affairs/

JCRC Pittsburgh

Contact

234 McKee Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 992-5234

jsayles@jfedpgh.org
http://www.jfedpgh.org/CRC

JCRC Dallas

Contact

7800 Northaven Road 
Dallas, TX 75230-3226
214-615-5292

aeddy@jfgd.org
https://jewishdallas.org/jcrc

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The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants

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Ameinu

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JStreet

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Jewish World Watch

Statement
Contact

5551 Balboa Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 501-1836

info@jww.org
https://www.jww.org/

Habonim Dror North America

Statement

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

Statement
Contact

1299 Church Road
Wyncote, PA 19095
215-576-5210
215-576-8051
info@TheRRA.org
https://therra.org/

Society for Humanistic Judaism

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Rabbinical School of Hebrew College

Statement

Hashomer Hatzair North America

Statement

National Council of Jewish Women

Statement
Contact

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1901
New York, NY 10115
212 645 4048

action@ncjw.org
https://www.ncjw.org/

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

Statement

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School

Statement
Contact

3700 HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY, 2ND FLOOR
RIVERDALE, NY 10463
(212) 666-0036
(212) 666-5633 
OFFICE@YCTORAH.ORG
https://www.yctorah.org/

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Statement
Contact

2027 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
202.387.2800

rac@rac.org
https://rac.org/

Union for Reform Judaism

Statement
Contact

633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212.650.4000

pressinquiry@urj.org
https://urj.org

Jewish Labor Committee

Statement

Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

Statement

Jewish Reconstructionist Communities

Statement
Contact

1299 Church Road
Wyncote, PA 19095
215.576.0800
215.576.6143

https://www.jewishrecon.org/

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Statement
Contact

1299 Church Road
Wyncote, PA 19095
215.576.0800 
215.576.6143
info@rrc.edu
http://www.rrc.edu/

Partners for Progressive Israel

Statement

Rabbinical Assembly

Statement
Contact

3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
212-280-6000
212-749-9166
info@rabbinicalassembly.org
https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org

New Israel Fund

Statement

Right Now: Advocates for Asylum Seekers in Israel

Statement

Central Conference of American Rabbis

Statement
Contact

355 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 972-3636
212.692.0819
info@ccarnet.org
https://www.ccarnet.org

Anti-Defamation League

Statement
Contact

823 United Nations Plaza
NYC 10017.
(212)885-7700.
(212)867- 0779
adlmedia@adl.org
https://www.adl.org/

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Statement
Contact

116 East 27th Street 
New York, NY 10016
(212) 684-6950

jcpainfo@thejcpa.org
http://www.jewishpublicaffairs.org/

JCRC Boston

Statement
Contact

126 High St
Boston, MA 02110
617.457.8600
617.988.6255
gro.notsobcrcj@ofni
https://www.jcrcboston.org

Women of Reform Judaism

Statement
Contact

633 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017
(212)650-4050.
(212)650-4059
wrj@urj.org
www.rj.org/wrj

World Union for Progressive Judaism

Statement
Contact

633 Third Ave.
NYC 10017
(212)650-4280
(212)650-4289
arzawupjna@urj.org
WWW.WUPJ.ORG

JCRC Greater Washington

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