Refugee Shabbat Weekend
When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do them wrong. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love them as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Please join us for an enlightening, enjoyable and educational weekend as we examine the history and current state of immigration and asylum in the United States.
The Weekend Will Feature:
- Presentations and insights from our clergy
- Musical renditions by our cantor
- “Facts About Immigrants on Long Island: They Are Your Neighbors” Keynote Presentation by Silvia Finkelstein, Assistant District Attorney, Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Sunday schmooze with local refugees sharing their experiences
- Prepared food will be available to order in support of local kosher immigrant owned establishments
And so much more!
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Excerpt from “The New Colossus”, a poem that sits at the base of the Statue of Liberty, written by Emma Lazarus, a Jewish resident of New York City.
Detailed schedule and registration information to follow.