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27 Apr

Welcoming Refugees: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment
Join Chicago Sinai Congregation for Shabbat services, dinner, and a speaker featuring Mark Hetfield, President & CEO of HIAS. Mark will talk about the current global refugee crisis and explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
28 Apr

Welcome the Stranger: A Jewish Response to the 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. Join Am Yisrael Conservative Congregation for Shabbat services and a talk by Mark Hetfield, President & CEO of HIAS.
28 Apr

URJ Community Social Justice Shabbaton
Join members of congregations from the entire Greater Philadelphia Tri-State Community as we come together to learn how we as individuals, congregations and a united community can help make our world a better place during this time of urgent need.
29 Apr

Good Deeds Day 2018

Join DC Minyan and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington at this family-friendly program. We'll learn about ways to help asylum seekers currently receiving support from HIAS and pack baby kits for these families in the Washington area. We'll also discuss the D.C. Jewish community's tradition of social advocacy and assistance.

29 Apr

HIAS Welcome Campaign: Welcoming Refugees in Central PA
Join the Harrisburg-area synagogues that are members of the HIAS Welcome Campaign* at this forum on how the Central PA Jewish community can continue to support and advocate for refugees. Rebecca Kirzner, HIAS' Director of Campaigns, will give an overview of recent policy developments and will share ways for Welcome Campaign congregations to act on a local level.
06 May

Welcome the Stranger: Kolot HaLev Annual Concert & Pre-Concert Program

Kolot HaLev, an independent community choir focused on Jewish choral music, will salute the profound contributions of immigrants. Prior to the concert, join Sarah Beller, HIAS’ community engagement director for greater Washington DC, to learn about the current refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond. We’ll also discuss what you can do to welcome and speak out for refugees and asylum seekers. 

07 May

HIAS/Freedom for Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention by writing letters to individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
09 May

Beyond the Headlines: the Global Refugee Crisis through a Jewish Lens

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. In this session, we’ll ground ourselves in a shared understanding of this current crisis and its connections to Jewish history, as well as explore Jewish text connected to the value of welcoming the stranger. 

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