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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.


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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