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Refugee Shabbat

Refugee Shabbat 2024 will take place on February 2 and 3. The fastest-growing European refugee crisis since World War II is still ongoing. People seeking asylum are being turned away at borders around the world. Held annually, Refugee Shabbat is an educational opportunity for congregations, organizations, and individuals to learn more and reaffirm our commitment to current immigration issues in the United States and around the world and dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. WJCI is proud to be a HIAS regional co-sponsor of Refugee Shabbat.

WJCI offers a speakers' bureau covering a wealth of refugee and asylee experiences. We can help you build support and understanding for the stranger through Refugee Shabbat powered by HIAS. 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 most significant humanitarian crises in human history. Join synagogues throughout Westchester, the country, and the world for this remarkable experience and reaffirm our commitment to welcoming refugees and asylum seekers. Stay tuned for more info about Refugee Shabbat 2024. 


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