ADVOCACY IN ACTION
Refugee Shabbat is an annual moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals in the United States and around the world to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. This year WJCI helped congregations all over Westchester plan their observance with speakers about the global refugee crisis and we're proud that over 30 synagogues took part.
Meetings and conferences play a crucial role in protecting refugees. We have met with legislative teams from New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand’s office, and with our local Congressional Representatives Jamaal Bowman, Mondaire Jones, and Sean Patrick Maloney to advocate for human rights and social justice for our local and national immigrant communities.