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Refugee Shabbat Havdalah

8:00pm ET
United States

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Event Description

Come together with hundreds of fellow refugee advocates and activists across the globe to send out Shabbat with a joyful havdalah service (the service that marks the conclusion of Shabbat) led by HIAS Rabbi-in-Residence Rachel Grant Meyer,  Rabbi Yosef Goldman, and Rabbi Annie Lewis. Our blessings will be woven together with the voices of historical and contemporary refugees. We will also enjoy a live performance of the song “You Were Strangers” from the spiritual folk-rock show REVIVAL written by Kristen Plylar-Moore and performed this evening by musicians Lea Kalisch, Julia Ostrov, and Rabbi Tobias Moss. Together, we will raise our voices in support of displaced people worldwide.

Please note: we know that this time is before Shabbat ends on the West coast. The event will be streamed to Facebook and a recording will be available immediately following the event on the Facebook event page for those who would like to participate by watching once Shabbat has concluded where they are.


Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer
Rabbi-In-Residence at HIAS
Rabbi Yosef Goldman
Rabbi Annie Lewis
Lea Kalisch
Julia Ostrov
Rabbi Tobias Moss
Kristen Plylar-Moore