Reform Judaism is disappointed by the Government’s announcement that it will end its commitment to bring vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees to the UK via the Dubs amendment.
When Jews look at refugees, we see ourselves, remembering our historic identity as migrants and refugees. Our Reform Jewish values command and compel us to defend other refugees and we urge the Government to reconsider its decision.
Britain is a generous country and has at many times shown kindness and solidarity to those in desperate need. We now call on the Government to honour this heritage and show global leadership in welcoming child refugees.
Rabbi Paul Freedman, Rabbi Josh Levy
Co-chairs, Assembly of Reform Rabbis UK