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HIAS National Refugee Shabbat
October 20, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Over the Shabbat on October 20, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue will join Jews across in country in proudly participating in the HIAS National Refugee Shabbat.
In the face of unprecedented attempts to close America’s doors to those seekng freedom from violence and persecution this is a critical moment to give voice to our values as Jews and as Americans.
On Saturday October 20 the D’var Torah will emphasize the teachings of the Parsha and the connection with the refugee crisis.
After the Service during the Kiddush lunch OZ members, who are part of a Sanctuary and Immigration Group that has been meeting regularily, will facilitate a short discussion about our history as a refugee people and what is happening in our country at this time.
HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) is an American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees. The organization works with people whose lives and freedom are believed to be at risk due to war, persecution, or violence.
HIAS National Refugee Shabbat is an opportunity for all Jewish Communities to communicate our strong shared support for refugees and asylum seekers in our country and abroad.