On March 6th Hill Havurah will be a proud participant in HIAS’ Refugee Shabbat, during which Jews in the United States and around the world will take action for refugees and asylum seekers.
With more than 80 million people worldwide who have fled their homes due to persecution and violence, we are now witnesses to one of the largest humanitarian crises in human history. Over the Shabbat of March 5-6, 2021, the Jewish community will dedicate sacred time and space to refugees and asylum seekers. Now in its third year with hundreds of congregations and thousands of individuals participating, this Refugee Shabbat will be an opportunity to once again raise awareness in our communities, to recognize the work that has been done, and to reaffirm our Jewish commitment to welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.
For our National Refugee Shabbat service our regular Shabbat morning service will be threaded with reflection around this topic and include a local speaker, Dale Manty, who has been doing incredible work to resettle refugees in our community. We hope you will join this important Shabbat service -- see you there!
As always, come as you are! No need to be on camera, put-together, etc. Let's take advantage of the benefits of virtual services and join in whatever way feels most comfortable.