National Refugee Shabbat 2018 is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to create a Shabbat experience dedicated to refugees.
This national event is a meaningful opportunity to deepen our understanding of today’s global refugee crisis and to learn about the Jewish movement working with refugees.
This past summer, teaching assistant, Violet Cabot, worked with the Jewish Teen Mitzvah Corp. program in Seattle, Washington assisting refugee families and children. She will speak about this experience.
In fact, since that program she has been on a retreat reviewing these issues here on the East Coast.
This is also an example of the myriad of opportunities available for Jewish youth summer involvement. It has been shown that these experiences often have a lasting impact on the student (and hopefully the world). Our synagogue camp scholarship fund also supports Jewish teen programs.
Please join us on Friday night in welcoming Shabbat and then join together for a vegetarian potluck following the service. Kindly bring a vegetarian dish to share. Looking forward to seeing you!