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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 70 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 455 congregations signed onto the campaign. Is your synagogue on the list?
If not, ask your congregation to sign up.


A Path With Heart, Laguna Woods
Adat Ari El, Valley Village
B'nai Israel Jewish Center, Petaluma
Beth Chayim Chadashim, Los Angeles
Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica
Beyt Tikkun Synagogue, Berkeley
Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara
Congregation B'nai Israel, Sacramento
Congregation B'nai Israel, Tustin
Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley
Congregation Bet Haverim, Davis
Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills
Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo
Congregation Beth El, Berkeley
Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City
Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco
Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood
Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon
Congregation Mishkon Tefilo, Venice
Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
Congregation Ohr Tzafon, Atascadero
Congregation Rodef Shalom, San Rafael
Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
Congregation Shomrei Torah, Santa Rosa
Cool Shul, Los Angeles
IKAR, Los Angeles
Jewish Gateways, Albany
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont
KehillahSF, San Francisco
Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades
Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles
Lev Eisha, Santa Monica
Or Shalom Jewish Community, San Francisco
Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, Pasadena
Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo
Shir-Ha-Ma'alot, Irvine
Sinai Temple, Los Angeles
Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles
Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks
Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge
Temple Akiba, Culver City
Temple B'nai Hayim, Sherman Oaks
Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach
Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles
Temple Beth David of Orange County, Westminster
Temple Beth El, Aptos
Temple Beth El, Riverside
Temple Beth El South Orange County, Aliso Viejo
Temple Beth Emet, Anaheim
Temple Beth Israel, Pomona
Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
Temple Emanu-El, San Diego
Temple Etz Hayim, Thousand Oaks
Temple Isaiah, Lafayette
Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles
Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs
Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles
Temple Israel of Long Beach
Temple Israel, Alameda
Temple Kol Tikvah, Woodland Hills
Temple Shalom of the South Bay, Hermosa Beach
Temple Sinai of Glendale
Temple Sinai, Oakland
The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, Newport Beach
The Shtibl Minyan, Los Angeles
Tifereth Israel, San Diego
Torah of Awakening, Berkeley
University Synagogue, Irvine
University Synagogue, Los Angeles


Beth Israel Congregation, Greeley
Congregation B'nai Chaim, Morrison
Congregation B'nai Torah, Westminster
Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder
Congregation Har Hashem, Boulder
Temple Micah, Denver
Temple Or Hadash, Ft. Collins
Temple Sinai, Denver


B'nai Israel of Southbury
B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom, Bloomfield
Congregation Beth El - Keser Israel, New Haven
Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford
Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County, Westport
Congregation Mishkan Israel, Hamden
Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties, Ridgefield
Temple Beth El, Stamford
Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison
Temple Bnai Israel, Willimantic
Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, Orange
Temple Sinai, Stamford


Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington


Bet Shira Congregation, Miami
Congregation B'nai Israel, Gainesville
Congregation Beth Am, Tampa
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, Boca Raton
Jacksonville Jewish Center, Jacksonville
Temple Beth El, Boca Raton
Temple Beth El, Hollywood
Temple Beth El, St. Petersburg
Temple Beth Or, Miami
Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Beach
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
Temple Israel, Tallahassee
Temple Israel, West Palm Beach
Temple Judea, Miami


Ahavath Achim, Atlanta
Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta
Shearith Israel, Atlanta
Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell
Temple Kehillat Chaim, Roswell
Temple Sinai, Atlanta
The Temple, Atlanta


Am Yisrael, Northfield
Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, Wilmette
Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago
Congregation Beth Am, Buffalo Grove
Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard
Congregation Rodfei Tzedek, Chicago
Emanuel Congregation, Chicago
Hakafa, Chicago
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston
KAM Isaiah Israel, Chicago
Makom Solel Lakeside, Highland Park
Mishkan Chicago, Chicago
North Shore Congregation Israel, Chicago
Oak Park Temple B'nai Abraham Zion, Oak Park
Secular Jewish Community and School (SJCS), Oak Park
Sukkat Shalom, Wilmette
Temple Jeremiah, Northfield
Temple Judea Mizpah, Skokie
Temple Sholom, Chicago


Beth Shalom, Bloomington
Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Fort Wayne


The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah, Overland Park


Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Louisville


Touro Synagogue, New Orleans


Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, Rockland
Congregation Beth El, Bangor
Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland
Temple Beth El, Augusta


Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda
Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community, Beallsville
B'nai Israel Congregation, Rockville
B'nai Israel, Easton
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore
Beit Tikvah, Baltimore
Bet Aviv, Columbia
Beth Am Synagogue, Baltimore
Beth Chai Congregation, Bethesda
Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Bethesda
Bolton Street Synagogue, Baltimore
Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Potomac
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda
Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac
Congregation Or Chadash, Damascus
Kol Shalom Synagogue, Rockville
Ohr Kodesh, Chevy Chase
Oseh Shalom, Laurel
Shaare Tefila, Olney
Shirat HaNefesh, Chevy Chase
Temple Beth Ami, Rockville
Temple Emanuel, Kensington
Temple Isaiah, Fulton
Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore
Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase
Tikvat Israel Congregation, Rockville


Beit Ahavah, Florence
Beth El Temple Center, Belmont
Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, Sudbury
Congregation B'nai Israel, Northampton
Congregation B'nai Shalom, Westboro
Congregation Beth Israel, Lawrence
Congregation Beth Israel, North Adams
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, West Newton
Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Brookline
Eitz Chayim, Cambridge
Havurat Shalom, Andover
Kahal B'raira, Cambridge
Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven
Ohabei Shalom, Brookline
Shir Hadash, Newton
Temple B'nai Brith, Somerville
Temple Beth Avodah, Newton
Temple Beth El, Springfield
Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
Temple Beth Shalom, Melrose
Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
Temple Beth Zion, Brookline
Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley, Lowell
Temple Emanuel, Newton Center
Temple Emeth, Chestnut Hill
Temple Emunah, Lexington
Temple Hillel B'nai Torah, West Roxbury
Temple Isaiah, Lexington
Temple Israel of Natick
Temple Israel, Boston
Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon
Temple Reyim, Newton
Temple Shalom, Newton
Temple Shir Tikvah, Winchester
Temple Sinai, Brookline
Temple Sinai, Marblehead


Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation, Ann Arbor
Beth Israel Congregation, Ann Arbor
Congregation B'nai Moshe, West Bloomfield
Jewish Cultural Society, Ann Arbor
Or Tzafon, Suttons Bay
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills
Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor
The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Farmington Hills


Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis
Bet Shalom Congregation, Minnetonka
Beth Jacob Congregation, Mendota Heights
Little Minyan, Rochester
Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul
Or Emet, Minneapolis
Temple Israel, Minneapolis


Congregation B’nai Amoona, St. Louis
Congregation Shaare Emeth, St. Louis
Kol Rinah, St. Louis


North Carolina

Congregation Beth HaTephila, Asheville
Congregation Beth Israel, Asheville
Beth El Synagogue, Durham
Beth Meyer Synagogue, Raleigh
Havurat Tikvah, Charlotte
Judea Reform Congregation, Durham
Kehilah Synagogue, Chapel Hill
Temple Beth Or, Raleigh


Beth El Synagogue, Omaha
South Street Temple, Lincoln

New Jersey

Adath Shalom, Morris Plains
Ansche Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick
Beth Am Shalom, Lakewood
Beth Shalom, Aberdeen
Bnai Keshet, Montclair
Congregation Beth Sholom, Teaneck
Congregation B'nai Israel, Basking Ridge
Congregation B'nai Israel, Rumson
Congregation B'nai Jacob, Jersey City
Congregation Beth El, South Orange
Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit
Congregation Beth Tikvah, Marlton
Congregation Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead
Congregation M'kor Shalom, Cherry Hill
Congregation Ohr Shalom - SJCC, Summit
Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Montclair
Glen Rock Jewish Center, Glen Rock
Har Sinai Congregation, Pennington
Marlboro Jewish Center, Marlboro
Nafshenu, Cherry Hill
Shomrei Torah, Wayne
Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston
Temple Beth Am, Parsippany
Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough
Temple Beth-El, Jersey City
Temple Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill
Temple Emanu-El, Westfield
Temple Emeth, Teaneck
Temple Har Shalom, Warren
Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield
Temple Sha'arey Shalom, Springfield
Temple Sinai of Cinnaminson
Temple Sinai, Summit
The Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes
The Jewish Center, Princeton
United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken


New Mexico

Congregation Albert, Albuquerque
Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe

New York

Ansche Chesed, New York
B'nai Jeshurun, New York
Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Brooklyn
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, White Plains
Bet Torah, Mount Kisco
Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Brooklyn
Brotherhood Synagogue, New York
Central Synagogue, New York
Community Synagogue of Rye, Rye
Congregation B'nai Yisrael, Armonk
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York
Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye
Congregation Gates of Heaven, Schenectady
Congregation Habonim, New York
Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel, Port Chester
Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains
Congregation Mount Sinai, Brooklyn
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York
Congregation Sons of Israel, Briarcliff Manor
Congregation Tehillah, Bronx
Darkhei Noam, New York
East End Temple, New York
East Midwood Jewish Center, Brooklyn
Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Dobbs Ferry
Jewish Congregation of New Paltz
Kane Street Synagogue, Brooklyn
Kol Hai Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal, Ulster Park
Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives, Brooklyn
Lab/Shul, New York
Larchmont Temple, Larchmont
Mishkan Ha'am, Hastings-on-Hudson
Ohav Shalom, Albany
Park Avenue Synagogue, New York
Park Slope Jewish Center, Brooklyn
Pelham Jewish Center, Pelham Manor
Pleasantville Community Synagogue, Pleasantville
Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom, Brooklyn
Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Plandome
Reform Temple of Rockland, Upper Nyack
Romemu, New York
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, Scarsdale
School for Creative Judaism, Brooklyn
Shaarei Tikvah, The Scarsdale Conservative Congregation, Scarsdale
Society for the Advancement of Judaism, New York
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, New York
Temple Avodah, Oceanside
Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rochester
Temple Beth Am of Northern Westchester, Yorktown Heights
Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Chappaqua
Temple Beth El, Great Neck
Temple Beth El, Oneonta
Temple Beth Elohim, Brewster
Temple Beth Emeth v'ohr Progressive Shaari Tzedek, Brooklyn
Temple Beth Shalom, Hastings-on-Hudson
Temple Beth-El, Ithaca
Temple Beth-El of City Island
Temple Concord, Binghampton
Temple Emanu El, Rochester
Temple Emanu-El, East Meadow
Temple Emanu-El, New York
Temple Emanu-El, Utica
Temple Isaiah, Great Neck
Temple Israel Center, White Plains
Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Croton-on-Hudson
Temple Israel of the City of New York,
Temple Israel Reform Congregation, Staten Island
Temple Israel, Albany
Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York
Temple Sinai, Rochester
The Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah, Chatham
The Community Synagogue, Port Washington
The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, Forest Hills
The Village Temple, New York
Town & Village Synagogue, New York
Union Temple of Brooklyn
Vassar Temple, Poughkeepsie
West End Synagogue, New York
Westchester Jewish Center, Mamaroneck
Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale
Woodlands Community Temple, White Plains


Adath Israel, Cincinnati
Beth El - The Heights Synagogue, Cleveland Heights
Congregation Agudas Achim, Bexley
Congregation Beth Adam, Loveland
Congregation Beth Tikvah, Worthington
Congregation Tifereth Israel, Columbus
Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati
Northern Hills Synagogue, Cincinnati
Rockdale Temple, Cincinnati
Temple Sholom, Blue Ash
The Valley Temple, Cincinnati


Emanuel Synagogue, Oklahoma City


Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland
Congregation Shir Tikvah, Portland
Havurah Shalom, Portland
Temple Beth Israel, Eugene


Adath Israel, Merion Station
Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park  
Beth David Reform Congregation, Gladwyne  
Beth El Temple, Harrisburg  
Chisuk Emuna Congregation, Harrisburg  
Congregation Beth Israel of Media
Congregation Dor Hadash, Pittsburgh  
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford  
Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia  
Congregation Shaarei Shomayim, Lancaster
Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations, Roslyn
Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia  
Jewish Children's Folkshul, Wyncote  
Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood  
Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia  
Old York Road Temple Beth Am, Abington  
Or Hadash, Fort Washington  
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park  
Society Hill Synagogue, Philadelphia  
Temple Beth Israel, York  
Temple Beth Shalom, Mechanicsburg  
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, Philadelphia  
Temple Hesed, Scranton
Temple Ohev Sholom, Harrisburg  
Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh  
Tzedek v'Shalom, Newtown

Rhode Island

Temple Beth-El, Providence
Temple Emanu-El, Providence
Temple Habonim, Barrington
Temple Sinai, Cranston

South Carolina

Congregation Beth Yam, Hilton Head
Jewish Spiritual Renewal of Hilton Head


Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis
Congregation Micah, Brentwood
Heska Amuna Synagogue, Knoxville
Temple Israel, Memphis
The Temple, Nashville


Congregation Beth Israel, Austin
Congregation Beth Israel, Houston
Temple Beth Shalom, Austin
Temple Chai, San Antonio
Temple Emanu-El, Dallas
Temple Shalom, Dallas


Chavurah B'Yachad, Salt Lake City
Congregation Kol Ami, Salt Lake City


Jewish Community of Greater Stowe
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington
Woodstock Area Jewish Community - Congregation Shir Shalom, Woodstock


Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria
Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria
Congregation Adat Reyim, Springfield
Congregation Etz Hayim, Arlington
Congregation Or Ami, Richmond
Kol Ami of Northern Virginia, Annandale
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Reston
Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church

Virgin Islands

The Hebrew Congregation, St. Thomas


Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Seattle
Congregation Beth Israel, Bellingham
Congregation Beth Shalom, Seattle
Congregation Emanu-El, Spokane
Congregation Kol Ami, Woodinville
Congregation Kol Shalom, Bainbridge Island
Herzl-Ner Tamid, Mercer Island
Kadima Reconstructionist Community, Seattle
Kol HaNeshamah, Seattle
Temple Beth Am, Seattle
Temple Beth El, Tacoma
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Olympia
Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle

Washington DC

Adas Israel Congregation
Congregation Bet Mishpachah
DC Minyan
Fabrangan Havurah
Hill Havurah  
Kehila Chadasha
Sixth and I Synagogue  
Temple Micah  
Temple Sinai  
Tifereth Israel  
Tikkun Leil Shabbat  
Washington Hebrew Congregation


Beth Hillel Temple, Kenosha
Beth Israel Center, Madison
Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Milwaukee
Congregation Shir Hadash, Milwaukee
Shaarei Shamayim, Madison
Temple Beth El, Madison


Mount Sinai, Cheyenne