Community Havdalah: Jewish Action for Refugees

At this critical moment when the future of America’s commitment to refugees hangs in the balance, the Jewish community of Washington, D.C. is coming together to stand up for refugees fleeing violence and persecution.

Please join us at Temple on Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 pm. Congregations and individuals from the D.C. area are coming together for a special Havdalah service that will include speakers, readings, songs, and action to help us remember our refugee past and show our support for welcoming today’s refugees.

Come raise up your voice to recognize the many people whose lives are at risk if they are unable to find safety here in this country.

RSVPs are encouraged.

The Community Havdalah is sponsored by HIAS – the global refugee organization of the Jewish community, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, and Washington Hebrew Congregation.

To learn more about the refugee crisis and how to get involved, please click on the links below. 

ADL (the Anti-Defamation League): Advocacy Center   

ADL resources for youth and parents: Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories About Bias and Injustice; 10 Ways Youth Can Engage in Activism

HIAS: “How to Stand Up and Fight for Refugees”

JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington): Response to the Refugee Crisis

RAC (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism): Advocacy and Activism Resources