Rabbi Morris Allen

Rabbi Morris Allen has served since 1986 as the first spiritual leader of the Beth Jacob Congregation, now a vibrant intergenerational congregation in the Twin Cities recognized for innovative programming. He leads the Conservative movement’s work on producing a “Magen Tzedek” ethical certification for kosher food and has been involved with Jewish Community Action’s work on behalf of undocumented workers. He has been named as one of the Forward newspaper’s “50 most significant Jewish leaders.”


News and Politics

Five years after Postville: Standing Up for Immigration Reform

Five years ago one of the worst workplace raids in American history took place in Postville, Iowa — with 389 individuals detained, many deported and a town devastated. If ever there was an event that proved why comprehensive immigration reform and worker protections are needed, it was this raid.

However, for the two of us, the story in Postville started almost two years earlier, when we met with the owners of Agriprocessors, workers from the plant, and community and religious leaders.

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