Join your neighbors for Refugee Shabbat Havdalah.

Alongside interfaith partners and the Synagogue Coalition on Refugee and Immigration Crisis, participants will hear from elected officials and insightful speakers, including NYC Comptroller Brad Lander and HIAS NY’s Vice President of Community Engagement, Merrill Zack. Look forward to diving into some learning, prayer, and collective action as we unite in support of those seeking refuge.

This event is part of HIAS’ annual Refugee Shabbat—an initiative inviting members of Jewish and other faith communities to express solidarity and support for refugees, asylum seekers, and anyone who has been forcibly displaced from their home country, and an opportunity to step back, reflect, and celebrate the work we have already done.

Registration is not required.

To support newly arrived asylum seekers as they navigate New York City for the first time, please consider bringing prepaid metro cards (with enough value for four rides or more); these will be distributed during the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew’s upcoming weekly resource fair. 

This event is co-sponsored by Ansche Chesed, B’nai Jeshurun, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Romemu, St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church, SAJ, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, West End Synagogue, and the Synagogue Coalition on the Refugee and Immigration Crisis.