Past Events

As part of Temple Sinai and Temple Beth Sholom's Mitzvah Day, Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer will teach an adult education session on the global refugee crisis. Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 65 million – more than any time in history. Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people, made all the more critical by the recent Executive Order barring refugees from the United States. Together, on Sunday, May 7th, we will have the opportunity to ground ourselves in a shared understanding of the global refugee crisis within a Jewish context and to take action in support of refugees worldwide.
Join neighbors to speak out for immigrant, refugee, and asylum seeker rights and reform of immigration laws. Hear speakers from advocacy groups, discover how to help refugee resettlement in this area, hear from a DREAMer and a refugee, tell VA State Delegates that this is a priority, enjoy music and poetry, and be part of a candlelight vigil. HIAS is a co-sponsor.
03 May
New York, NY
Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer will be speaking as part of a larger program at the Educational Alliance’s annual Yom Ha’Shoah event. This year the event is entitled “Finding Safe Haven.”
Join Riva Silverman, vice president for external affairs at HIAS, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish text, values and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally.
Come challenge recent messages and acts of hate that have made faith, minority groups, and refugees feel frightened or unwelcome; lift up the Passover themes of justice, freedom, and migration; build relationships between all faiths and peoples in our midst; and affirm that Virginia is a welcoming place for all. Join the JCRC of Greater Washington, Congregation Adat Reyim, Virginia Interfaith Center, and HIAS for this event to express unity and community.
Join members of the Boston-area Jewish community community to learn about the global refugee crisis and how you can help refugees in the United States and abroad. Melanie Nezer, vice president for policy and advocacy at HIAS will be a featured speaker.
Join Merrill Zack, senior director of community engagement programs at HIAS, to learn more about the global refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish text, values and history call on us to respond – both here in the U.S., and internationally.

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