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Refugee Shabbat Weekend

Refugee Shabbat Weekend

April 9, 2021 - 6:00 pm - April 11, 2021 - 5:00 pm

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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.
[Leviticus 19:33-34]

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
  • Films

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.