Refugee Shabbat Friday Night Service (Temple Beth Sholom)

Online

Join Cantor Reinwald for a Shabbat service with special moments of recognition of the annual HIAS Refugee Shabbat. View online at http://tbsoc.com/video/?fbclid=IwAR3ghNAHiccRckXKVcM7N_fiz-uiqYRZJbmGj_fAgcWJbaWX5v0HEJulvxY

Free

REFUGEE SHABBAT (University Synagogue Program)

Online

National Refugee Shabbat services online, led by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Rabbi Rachlis will interview Immigrant Attorney and Dreamer Dulce Garcia, who is the Executive Director of Border Angels, a non-profit organization along the entire US-Mexico border that primarily depends on volunteers. CLICK HERE on March 5 at 7:00 pm to view the service […]

Refugee Shabbat Morning Service (Temple Beth Emet)

Virtual

This (mostly traditional) service will be dedicated to refugees and asylum seekers through music and testimony. Rabbi Marcia Tilchin and Jason Feddy are guest leaders at Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim.  Please join via livestream HERE.

Free

REFUGEE SHABBAT HAVDALAH (HIAS program)

Virtual

Come together with hundreds of fellow refugee advocates and activists across the globe to send out Shabbat with a joyful havdalah service (the service that marks the conclusion of Shabbat) led by HIAS Rabbi-in-Residence Rachel Grant Meyer,  Rabbi Yosef Goldman, and Rabbi Annie Lewis. Our blessings will be woven together with the voices of historical […]

SEEKING REFUGE IN 2021: COMPLEXITIES & SOLUTIONS (Jewish Collaborative program)

Zoom

Individual volunteer activists and advocates can make a world of difference to help refugees and asylum seekers without even leaving your home. Join a panel of experts, advocates, and volunteers working to help mitigate the global refugee crisis. The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County welcomes a dynamic panel of volunteers and professionals living in Orange […]

Free

ZOOMING IN: Perspectives on the Global Jewish Movement for Refugees (HIAS program)

Zoom

Individual and community involvement can make a tremendous difference in the lives of refugees, asylum seekers, and the forcibly displaced. Yet, when confronted with the fact that there are now over 80 million displaced people in the world, it is easy to be overwhelmed – to assume that as individuals there is little we can […]

Free

WELCOMING THE STRANGER (NCJW Greater Long Beach & West Orange County Program)

Online

The program will feature speakers on the status of the Biden Administration's Immigration Bill and its impact on the undocumented, Dreamers, TPS recipients and others, the situation at the United States — Mexico border and the current policies regarding refugees and asylum seekers, and the opportunity for local and national advocacy. Welcoming the Stranger Flyer […]

Free

Everybody Counts: Welcoming Refugees and Asylum Seekers into our Communities (Jewish Collaborative Program)

Zoom

Through text-based learning, Julie Gersten will facilitate a discussion on what it means to count refugees and asylum seekers as valuable contributors to our society.  Julie Gersten is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Refugee Action Fund, an organization that mobilizes philanthropic giving to help refugees and other forcibly displaced people achieve safety, dignity and opportunities to live […]

Free

REFUGEE SHABBAT SERVICE (Beth David Program)

Online

Beth David will be observing HIAS Refugee Shabbat with guest speaker Chris Olsen, Director of Public Policy & External Affairs, Jewish Family Service of San Diego.  He will speak to the refugee and asylum seeker situation at the border. The Shabbat Service will be live streamed at Live Stream | Beth David (templebethdavid.org) Looking for […]

OCJCR SPEAKER SERIES – Safe In The Nest: Bringing Education to Child Refugees

Zoom

Samos Nest In early 2018, with the refugee crisis intensifying at America’s southern border and throughout the world, PILA’s work went global and opened their first “Nest,” a play space for young asylum-seekers living in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Since then, responding to needs as they arise, PILA has […]

14 (A play based on true-life events at the U.S. – Mexican border)

Join us for a talkback conversation with the playwright, director, and cultural consultant of 14 on Zoom. You will have an opportunity to watch a performance of 14 prior to the talkback. SYNOPSIS: 14 was inspired by the true-life event in May 2001 in which a smuggler abandoned 30 Mexicans crossing the desert near Yuma, Ariz., resulting […]