Tikkun Olam

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Sponsored Family- ongoing

A generous community member has donated a home for M, M and J for 6 months! We are profoundly grateful.



M, M and J need a variety of household, food and clothing items.

Please follow this link to see what’s needed and to sign up: 


Leigh Ann Johnson will contact you to coordinate pick-up.

The Detention Lottery: an Immersive Theatre Experience

The Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association invites you to a special event, “The Detention Lottery: an immersive theatre experience” written by Immigration Rights attorney Margaret O’Donnell of Global Law Associates, PLLC. 

The purpose of this production is to educate U.S. citizens on the immigration enforcement system, raise alarm about the hidden, lawless, and unjust detention and deportation systems, and motivate those seeking to empower the community with this information.

The entire cast is made up of immigrants and immigration rights attorneys. Audience members should expect to experience some of our detention and deportation processes, and a courtroom proceeding.
All are welcome to join us for this powerful experience. Please RSVP. Donations greatly appreciated.

Central & SE Seattle Interfaith Migrant Action Network Meeting 

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 611 20th Ave. S, Seattle, 98144

Join faith groups in central and southeast Seattle to come together for the safety and welcome of immigrants, refugees and welcome of all people in our community. RSVP to centralrapidresponse@gmail.com.


Thursday, November 15, 6:30-9:00pm at Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle 98115

In this highly interactive training, Washington Initiative (WAI) Head Trainer Krystal Marx will help participants better understand what “bystander apathy” is, and why we fall back into it when something happens. We will then focus on ways to empower the person being targeted, how to confront the harasser, and how to know when to do so. Organized by the CBS Immigration and Sanctuary Committee.  Space is limited. RSVP requested to sarahgreenberg@bethshalomseattle.org or on the CBS website.



Sunday, November 18, 9:30-11:00am in the Temple Beth Am Social Hall, 2632 NE 80th St, Seattle 98115

Join this Sunday morning forum featuring lawyers who help immigrants in our community.  Panelists will include current and former members of Temple Beth Am with diverse experiences working with the immigrant community here in Washington providing legal services.  Panelists include Bonnie Wasser, Marc Mayo, Jessica Goldman and Fay Barnett.  All are welcome!


Monday, November 19, 7:00pm at Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave NE, Seattle 98115

Over the past year, University Unitarian has been helping asylum seekers in our community: offering housing, hospitality and financial support to asylum seekers.  Now one of our own Temple Beth Am members has generously offered up her sweet backyard cottage, and a young man in the process of seeking asylum has moved in this week.  Through the Church Council of Greater Seattle, we know of two other asylum seekers who will be needing housing by December 1st.  Maybe you have room in your home (or your mother-in-law apartment, or cottage, or whatever), and maybe you can imagine sharing your space with an asylum seeker for 2-4 months.  Being flexible, kind and open-hearted is required, Spanish competency is not.  For more information, come to this gathering on November 19.  Or contact susan.schulkin@gmail.com if you are interested, but can’t attend the meeting.



November 29, 6:30-8:30pm at Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St, Seattle 98115

All are welcome at the Hanukkah Bond Fundraiser supporting the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network’s Bond Fund for securing the release of immigrants from the NW Detention Center.  This event is co-sponsored by the congregations who have come together to form the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice NW, including Temple Beth Am, Congregation Beth Shalom, Kadima, Congregation Eitz Or, Bet Alef, Kavana, and Kol HaNeshemah.  A reception with wine, desserts and music by Kesselgarden begins at 6:30, followed by a program with speakers from 7:00-8:30. Tickets are $36 at www.bondfundraiser.brownpapertickets.com. All proceeds go to the WAISN Bond Fund. More info here: www.facebook.com/events/975507645968882/.



  • Support one of the new “Music @ 9thand Stewart” concerts at Gethsemane, 911 Stewart Street in downtown Seattle. A portion of all ticket revenue supports nonprofit relief of immigrants, as well as families experiencing food- and housing-insecurity.

o   Les Chanterelles (a cappella, with pre-concert lecture at 3:30pm) – Nov 10 at 4:30pm

o   Mark Brombaugh (organ) – Nov 18 at 4pm

o   The Beggar Boys (celtic music/dance) – Dec 15 at 3pm

  • December 4 – Jose’s birthday.  Consider sending birthday greetings to him c/o Gethsemane, 911 Stewart St, Seattle WA 98101
  • December 16 – Las Posadas Pageant.  As part of the regular Sunday morning worship service at Gethsemane, families with young children and a few other adults will present a Las Posadas Pageant at 10am.  All are welcome to celebrate this adaptation of the Mexican holiday.
  • Christmas – There are a lot of children and adults from Jose’s home community who have made his life in Sanctuary better by traveling from Lakewood to be with him at Gethsemane when they can. We have asked Jose to make a list of these families so that we might help him bless them with gifts this Christmas. Please gauge the capacity of your community to “adopt” some of these people and purchase gifts for them on Jose’s behalf, and we will get you names, genders, ages, etc.
  • To learn more about Jose Robles, who’s been in sanctuary at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Seattle since June 28, check out the new website: www.SanctuaryDowntownSeattle.com. Consider making a financial gift to support Jose and his family:  Go to www.givelify.com/givenow/1.0/MTU1MTY=/selection, specify “Other” and then “Add Memo” and “Sanctuary.”



Here’s a wonderful suggestion from longtime TBA member Rachael Levine:

“I have had great success employing workers from Casa Latina to help us with house cleaning and basic maintenance of our large yard and garden areas. A phone call to 206-956-0779 x3 provides information regarding availability and conditions of employment. I have enjoyed the diversity, skill and work ethic of each worker. This is a direct way to help sustain a worker and his/her family. Over the past 5-6 years, I have never had a negative incident and have only enjoyed the diversity and skill of those who have been sent. This is a direct way to help sustain a family while mutually developing community.”  More information about hiring workers from Casa Latina is here:https://casa-latina.org/get-involved/hire-worker.


Join KHN’s Tikkun Olam Discussion Platform on Basecamp

The Tikkun Olam Committee hosts an internal platform for discussion, resources and upcoming events. To join or for more information, please email here.


KHN and Alki UCC will continue to collect donations of food, hygiene and personal items for people in need for distribution on Saturdays in White Center. The donation box is in the lobby. The list of requested items is below.
Do you work at a place like Costco? Starbucks? Safeway? If you have the connections or personal wherewithal to get any of these items in bulk, please let us know at  tikkunolam@khnseattle.org.
This is the list of requested items:
soap     feminine hygiene     reading glasses     sock
hats     gloves     gallon zip locks   deodorant
oil cloth shopping bags     word search books
decks of cards     pens     fruit cups     protein bars
custard cups     bags of snack mix     generic kid gifts
markers     flashlights     toothbrushes     toothpaste
floss    fleece blankets.