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Congregations: Join our Campaign

We, Jewish congregations and communities from around the country, are signing onto HIAS’ Welcome Campaign as an affirmative statement in support of welcoming refugees to the United States.

With over 65 million people displaced from their homes worldwide, we see the plight of contemporary refugees as simultaneously an alarming global crisis and an issue that resonates very deeply with Jewish history and values. Throughout history, the Jewish people have been forced to flee persecution and seek safety in other lands. Throughout history, we have been refugees. Today, inspired by the biblical injunction to “welcome the stranger,” our communities call upon the government of the United States to rise to the leadership that this crisis warrants.

Individually, we, the congregations on this list, are taking action in a variety of ways including: educating others about refugees, advocating with elected officials, holding events and programs, raising money to support refugees, building partnerships and helping refugees in our local communities.

Together, we, the congregations on this list, comprise a powerful Jewish voice in support of refugees worldwide.

Once, we helped refugees because they were Jewish. Today we help refugees because we are Jewish.


Participating Congregations

There are already 397 congregations signed onto the campaign. Is your synagogue on the list?
If not, ask your congregation to sign up.

Temple Israel, Alameda CA

Jewish Gateways, Albany CA

Congregation Ohr Tzafon, Atascadero CA

Beyt Tikkun Synagogue, Berkeley CA

Congregation Beth El, Berkeley CA

Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley CA

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills CA

Temple Akiba, Culver City CA

Congregation Bet Haverim, Davis CA

Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley CA

Temple Sinai of Glendale, CA

Temple Shalom of the South Bay, Hermosa Beach CA

University Synagogue, Irvine CA

Temple Isaiah, Lafayette CA

Temple Israel of Long Beach, CA

Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills CA

Beth Chayim Chadashim, Los Angeles CA

Cool Shul, Los Angeles CA

IKAR, Los Angeles CA

Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles CA

Sinai Temple, Los Angeles CA

Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles CA

Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles CA

Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles CA

Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles CA

The Shtibl Minyan, Los Angeles CA

University Synagogue, Los Angeles CA

The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, Newport Beach CA

Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge CA

Temple Sinai, Oakland CA

Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades CA

Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs CA

Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto CA

Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, Pasadena CA

B'nai Israel Jewish Center, Petaluma CA

Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont CA

Temple Beth Israel, Pomona CA

Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City CA

Temple Beth El, Riverside CA

Congregation B'nai Israel, Sacramento CA

Tifereth Israel, San Diego CA

Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco CA

Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco CA

Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco CA

KehillahSF, San Francisco CA

Or Shalom Jewish Community, San Francisco CA

Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo CA

Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo, CA

Congregation Rodef Shalom, San Rafael CA

Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara CA

Lev Eisha, Santa Monica CA

Congregation Shomrei Torah, Santa Rosa CA

Temple B'nai Hayim, Sherman Oaks CA

Temple Etz Hayim, Thousand Oaks CA

Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon CA

Congregation B'nai Israel, Tustin CA

Adat Ari El, Valley Village CA

Congregation Mishkon Tefilo, Venice CA

Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood CA

Temple Beth David of Orange County, Westminster CA

Temple Kol Tikvah, Woodland Hills CA

Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder CO

Congregation Har Hashem, Boulder CO

Temple Sinai, Denver CO

Temple Micah, Denver CO

Temple Or Hadash, Ft. Collins CO

Beth Israel Congregation, Greeley CO

Congregation B'nai Chaim, Morrison CO

Congregation B'nai Torah, Westminster CO

B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom, Bloomfield CT

Congregation Mishkan Israel, Hamden CT

Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison CT

Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, New Haven CT

Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, Orange CT

B'nai Israel of Southbury, CT

Temple Beth El, Stamford CT

Temple Sinai, Stamford CT

Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford CT

Temple Bnai Israel, Willimantic CT

Adas Israel Congregation, Washington DC

DC Minyan, Washington DC

Fabrangan Havurah, Washington DC

Hill Havurah, Washington DC

Machar, Washington DC

Sixth and I Synagogue, Washington DC

Temple Micah, Washington DC

Temple Sinai, Washington DC

Tifereth Israel, Washington DC

Tikkun Leil Shabbat, Washington DC

Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington DC

Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington DE

Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, Boca Raton FL

Temple Beth El, Boca Raton FL

Temple Beth El, Hollywood FL

Jacksonville Jewish Center, Jacksonville FL

Bet Shira Congregation, Miami FL

Temple Beth Or, Miami FL

Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Beach FL

Temple Israel of Greater Miami, FL

Temple Judea, Miami FL

Temple Beth El, St. Petersburg FL

Congregation Beth Am, Tampa FL

Temple Israel, West Palm Beach FL

Temple Israel, Tallahassee FL

Ahavath Achim, Atlanta GA

Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta GA

Temple Sinai, Atlanta GA

The Temple, Atlanta GA

Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell GA

Temple Kehillat Chaim, Roswell GA

Congregation Beth Am, Buffalo Grove IL

Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago IL

Congregation Rodfei Tzedek, Chicago IL

Emanuel Congregation, Chicago IL

Hakafa, Chicago IL

KAM Isaiah Israel, Chicago IL

Mishkan Chicago, Chicago IL

North Shore Congregation Israel, Chicago IL

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston IL

Congregation Solel, Highland Park IL

Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism, Highland Park IL

Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard IL

Am Yisrael, Northfield IL

Temple Jeremiah, Northfield IL

Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, Oak Park IL

Temple Judea Mizpah, Skokie IL

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, Wilmette IL

Sukkat Shalom, Wilmette IL

Beth Shalom, Bloomington IN

Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Fort Wayne IN

The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah, Overland Park KS

Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Louisville KY

Touro Synagogue, New Orleans LA

Havurat Shalom, Andover MA

Beth El Temple Center, Belmont MA

Temple Israel, Boston MA

Ohabei Shalom, Brookline MA

Temple Beth Zion, Brookline MA

Temple Sinai, Brookline MA

Eitz Chayim, Cambridge MA

Kahal B'raira, Cambridge, MA

Temple Emeth, Chestnut Hill MA

Beit Ahavah, Florence MA

Congregation Beth Israel, Lawrence MA

Temple Emunah, Lexington MA

Temple Isaiah, Lexington MA

Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley, Lowell MA

Temple Sinai, Marblehead MA

Temple Israel of Natick, MA

Temple Beth Shalom, Needham MA

Shir Hadash, Newton MA

Temple Beth Avodah, Newton MA

Temple Reyim, Newton MA

Temple Shalom, Newton MA

Temple Emanuel, Newton Center MA

Congregation B'nai Israel, Northampton MA

Congregation Beth Israel, North Adams MA

Temple Beth Shalom, Melrose MA

Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon MA

Temple B'nai Brith, Somerville MA

Temple Beth El, Springfield MA

Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven MA

Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley MA

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, West Newton MA

Congregation B'nai Shalom, Westboro MA

Temple Hillel B'nai Torah, West Roxbury MA

Temple Shir Tikvah, Winchester MA

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore MD

Bolton Street Synagogue, Baltimore MD

Beth Am Synagogue, Baltimore MD

Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore MD

Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community, Beallsville MD

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda MD

Beth Chai Congregation, Bethesda MD

Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Bethesda MD

Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD

Shirat HaNefesh, Chevy Chase MD

Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase MD

Ohr Kodesh, Chevy Chase MD

Bet Aviv, Columbia MD

Congregation Or Chadash, Damascus MD

B'nai Israel, Easton MD

Temple Isaiah, Fulton MD

Temple Emanuel, Kensington MD

Oseh Shalom, Laurel MD

Shaare Tefila, Olney MD

B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville MD

Kol Shalom Synagogue, Rockville MD

Temple Beth Ami, Rockville MD

Tikvat Israel Congregation, Rockville MD

Kehila Chadasha, MD

Temple Beth El, Augusta ME

Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland ME

Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, Rockland ME

Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation, Ann Arbor MI

Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor MI

Beth Israel Congregation, Ann Arbor MI

The Birmingham Temple, Farmington Hills MI

Or Tzafon, Suttons Bay MI

Beth Jacob Congregation, Mendota Heights MN

Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis MN

Temple Israel, Minneapolis MN

Bet Shalom Congregation, Minnetonka, MN

Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul MN

Congregation Shaare Emeth, St. Louis MO

Kol Rinah, St. Louis MO

Kehilah Synagogue, Chapel Hill NC

Havurat Tikvah, Charlotte NC

Judea Reform Congregation, Durham NC

Beth Meyer Synagogue, Raleigh NC

South Street Temple, Lincoln NE

Beth El Synagogue, Omaha NE

Beth Shalom, Aberdeen NJ

Congregation B'nai Israel, Basking Ridge NJ

Congregation Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead NJ

Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield NJ

The Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, NJ

Glen Rock Jewish Center, Glen Rock NJ

Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough NJ

United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken NJ

Temple Beth-El, Jersey City NJ

Beth Am Shalom, Lakewood NJ

Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston NJ

Malboro Jewish Center, Malboro NJ

Bnai Keshet, Montclair NJ

Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Montclair NJ

Ansche Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick NJ

Temple Beth Am, Parsippany NJ

Har Sinai Congregation, Pennington NJ

The Jewish Center, Princeton NJ

Congregation Beth El, South Orange NJ

Temple Sha'arey Shalom, Springfield NJ

Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit NJ

Temple Sinai, Summit NJ

Temple Emeth, Teaneck NJ

Shomrei Torah, Wayne NJ

Temple Emanu-El, Westfield NJ

Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe NM

Ohav Shalom, Albany NY

Temple Israel, Albany NY

Congregation B'nai Yisrael, Armonk NY

Temple Beth Elohim, Brewster NY

Congregation Sons of Israel, Briarcliff Manor NY

Congregation Tehillah, Bronx NY

Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Brooklyn NY

Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn NY

Congregation Mount Sinai, Brooklyn NY

East Midwood Jewish Center, Brooklyn NY

Kane Street Synagogue, Brooklyn NY

Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives, Brooklyn NY

Park Slope Jewish Center, Brooklyn NY

Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom, Brooklyn NY

School for Creative Judaism, Brooklyn NY

Temple Beth Emeth v'ohr Progressive Shaari Tzedek, Brooklyn NY

Union Temple of Brooklyn, NY

The Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah, Chatham NY

Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Chappaqua NY

Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Croton-on-Hudson NY

Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Dobbs Ferry NY

Temple Emanu-El, East Meadow NY

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, Forest Hills NY

Temple Beth El, Great Neck NY

Temple Isaiah, Great Neck NY

Mishkan Ha'am, Hastings-on-Hudson NY

Temple Beth Shalom, Hastings-on-Hudson NY

Temple Beth-El, Ithaca NY

Larchmont Temple, Larchmont NY

Westchester Jewish Center, Mamaroneck NY

Bet Torah, Mount Kisco NY

Jewish Congregation of New Paltz, NY

Ansche Chesed, New York NY

B'nai Jeshurun, New York NY

Brotherhood Synagogue, New York NY

Central Synagogue, New York NY

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York NY

Congregation Habonim, New York NY

Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York NY

Darkhei Noam, New York NY

East End Temple, New York NY

Lab/Shul, New York NY

Park Avenue Synagogue, New York NY

Romemu, New York NY

Society for the Advancement of Judaism, New York NY

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, New York NY

Temple Israel of the City of New York, NY

Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York NY

The Village Temple, New York NY

Town & Village Synagogue, New York NY

West End Synagogue, New York NY

Temple Beth El, Oneonta NY

Pelham Jewish Center, Pelham Manor NY

Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Plandome NY

Pleasantville Community Synagogue, Pleasantville NY

Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel, Port Chester NY

The Community Synagogue, Port Washington NY

Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rochester NY

Temple Emanu El, Rochester NY

Temple Sinai, Rochester NY

Community Synagogue of Rye, Rye NY

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye NY

Shaarei Tikvah, The Scarsdale Conservative Congregation, Scarsdale NY

Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, Scarsdale NY

Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale NY

Congregation Gates of Heaven, Schenectady NY

Temple Israel Reform Congregation, Staten Island NY

Kol Hai Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal, Ulster Park NY

Reform Temple of Rockland, Upper Nyack NY

Temple Emanu-El, Utica NY

Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, White Plains NY

Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains NY

Temple Israel Center, White Plains NY

Woodlands Community Temple, White Plains NY

Temple Beth Am of Northern Westchester, Yorktown Heights NY

Congregation Agudas Achim, Bexley OH 

Temple Sholom, Blue Ash OH

Adath Israel, Cincinnati OH

Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati OH

Northern Hills Synagogue, Cincinnati OH

Rockdale Temple, Cincinnati OH

The Valley Temple, Cincinnati OH

Congregation Tifereth Israel, Columbus OH

Congregation Beth Tikvah, Worthington OH

Emanuel Synagogue, Oklahoma City OK

Temple Beth Israel, Eugene OR 

Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland OR

Congregation Shir Tikvah, Portland OR

Havurah Shalom, Portland OR

Old York Road Temple Beth Am, Abington PA

Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park PA

Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park PA

Or Hadash, Fort Washington PA

Beth David Reform Congregation, Gladwyne PA

Beth El Temple, Harrisburg PA

Chisuk Emuna Congregation, Harrisburg PA

Temple Ohev Sholom, Harrisburg PA

Congregation Shaarei Shomayim, Lancaster PA

Temple Beth Shalom, Mechanicsburg PA

Tzedek v'Shalom, Newtown PA

Congregation Beth Israel of Media, PA

Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia PA

Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia PA

Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia PA

Society Hill Synagogue, Philadelphia PA

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, Philadelphia PA 

Congregation Dor Hadash, Pittsburgh PA

Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh PA

Jewish Children's Folkshul, Wyncote PA

Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood PA

Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford PA

Temple Beth Israel, York PA

Temple Habonim, Barrington RI

Temple Beth-El, Providence RI

Temple Emanu-El, Providence RI

Congregation Beth Yam, Hilton Head SC

Jewish Spiritual Renewal of Hilton Head SC

Congregation Micah, Brentwood TN

Heska Amuna Synagogue, Knoxville TN

Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis TN

Temple Israel, Memphis TN

The Temple, Nashville TN

Temple Beth Shalom, Austin TX

Temple Emanu-El, Dallas TX

Temple Shalom, Dallas TX

Congregation Beth Israel, Houston TX

Temple Chai, San Antonio TX

Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria VA

Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria VA

Kol Ami of Northern Virginia, Annandale VA

Congregation Etz Hayim, Arlington VA

Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church VA

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Reston VA 

Congregation Or Ami, Richmond VA

Congregation Adat Reyim, Springfield VA

The Hebrew Congregation, St. Thomas VI

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington VT

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, VT

Woodstock Area Jewish Community - Congregation Shir Shalom, Woodstock, VT

Congregation Beth Israel, Bellingham WA

Congregation Kol Shalom, Bainbridge Island WA

Herzl-Ner Tamid, Mercer Island WA

Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Olympia WA

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Seattle WA

Congregation Beth Shalom, Seattle WA

Kadima Reconstructionist Community, Seattle WA

Kol HaNeshamah, Seattle WA

Temple Beth Am, Seattle WA

Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle WA

Congregation Emanu-El, Spokane WA

Temple Beth El, Tacoma WA

Congregation Kol Ami, Woodinville WA

Beth Hillel Temple, Kenosha WI

Shaarei Shamayim, Madison WI

Temple Beth El, Madison WI

Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Milwaukee WI

Congregation Shir Hadash, Milwaukee WI

Mount Sinai, Cheyenne WY


For more information please contact Janna Diamond, Campaigns Specialist, at janna.diamond@hias.org.