HIAS Refugee Shabbat

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21 Adar 5781 to 23 Adar 5781
This is a virtual event

The URJ is a co-sponsor of HIAS’ Refugee Shabbat, during which Jews in the United States and around the world take action for refugees. We are witnessing one of the largest humanitarian crises in human history, with more than 80 million people worldwide fleeing their homes due to persecution and

Torah Portion

Ki Tisa

Exodus 30:11−34:35
22 Adar 5781
Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:22-36

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "When you take a census of the Israelite men according to their army enrollment, each shall pay the Eternal a ransom for himself on being enrolled, that no plague may come upon them through their being enrolled." - Exodus 30:11-12

Torah Portion

Vayak'heil - P'kudei

Exodus 35:1–40:38
29 Adar 5781
Haftarah: Ezekiel 45:16-25

These are the records of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the Pact, which were drawn up at Moses' bidding--the work of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest. - Exodus 38:21

Moses then convoked the whole Israelite community and said to them: "These are the things that the Eternal has commanded you to do." - Exodus 35:1

Torah Portion


Leviticus 1:1−5:26
7 Nisan 5781
Haftarah: Isaiah 43:21_44:23

The Eternal One called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying: "Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When any of you presents an offering of cattle to the Eternal: You shall choose your offering from the herd or from the flock." - Leviticus 1:1-2

Torah Portion


Leviticus 6:1−8:36
14 Nisan 5781
Haftarah: Malachi 3:4-24

The Eternal One spoke to Moses, saying: "Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all night until morning, while the fire on the altar is kept going on it." - Leviticus 6:1-2