Immigration Detention in Minnesota

On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, from 10-11:30 a.m., Or Emet will host a Shabbat service followed by a program and social time. The events will take place at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis. 

The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi in training. 

After the service, Gregory King, president of the board and advocacy coordinator for the Minnesota Interfaith Coalition on Immigration (ICOM), will present a program on immigration detention in Minnesota. ICOM engages in courageous, spiritual, multicultural action in solidarity with immigrants and refugees to achieve justice and stand up to oppression.

King joined the ICOM board when it became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2019 and has served as president of the board since 2021. He also serves on the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center board and performs Filipinx folk dance with his mother and daughters as part of the Cultural Society of Filipino Americans.

King was born in Minneapolis and still lives there today with his wife and three daughters. The son of a Filipina immigrant, he got involved in immigrant rights advocacy after the 2016 election, co-founding Filipinx for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice Minnesota (FIRM) and becoming introduced to ICOM through his congregation, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community.

Those who cannot attend the program in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here

Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information, email [email protected] or visit


January 13
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Sabes Center Minneapolis
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park
MN, MN 55416 United States
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