Welcome in Action: How U.S. congregations can support refugees
Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz, Temple Bnai Israel, Willimantic, CT
Laren Ukman, Layleader, Mishkan Chicago
July 14, 2021 | Wednesday | 4:00pm-5:00pm ET
In May, the Biden administration raised this year’s refugee admissions numbers and laid the groundwork for increased capacity to welcome refugees in the years ahead. Historically, congregations around the U.S. have played an essential role in supporting refugee families as they integrate into their new communities, and the opportunity to resume that important work is now a tangible reality.
Join us to explore — or re-engage with — what congregational sponsorship of newly arriving refugees looks like. We will hear from HIAS resettlement staff and from two synagogues that have welcomed refugees to their communities in recent years. You will leave with a checklist of steps that can help your community decide whether assisting with resettlement is right for you.
This program is brought to you by HIAS in partnership with CCAR, Reconstructing Judaism, the RRA, the URJ, the RA, and the USCJ.