Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM
Please join us for National Refugee Shabbat on October 19, at 7:30 PM. National Refugee Shabbat is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to create a Shabbat experience dedicated to refugees. The parsha (Torah portion) for this Shabbat is Lech Lecha, which describes the beginning of the experience of wandering in search of freedom for the Jewish people. This makes it a particularly meaningful opportunity to deepen our understanding of today’s global refugee crisis, connect with the Jewish movement for refugees, commit (or recommit) to taking action, and celebrate our community’s achievements in working with refugees.
During the service, Shoshana Hoose will talk about how members of our congregation and other volunteers are making a difference by mentoring local asylum seekers through Welcoming the Stranger. Several mentors and members of the Welcoming the Stranger steering committee will be available during the Oneg after the service to talk to anyone interested in learning more about Welcoming the Stranger.
All are welcome. We hope to see you there!