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Refugees

In the Torah we are instructed, “the stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself for you were strangers in the land of Egypt" (Lev. 19:33). The crisis of refugees from Syria and elsewhere in the region and Africa is the most pressing refugee crisis since World War II. Read the latest updates on the refugee crisis and learn more about how you can welcome refugees.

Refugees

Welcome Refugees

As we approach World Refugee Day on June 20, we are joining with faith communities across the county to provide a vibrant welcome to refugees among us. 

Engage in the Refugee Crisis Response

The Religious Action Center and HIAS have created a guide to help reform congregations engage in the refugee crisis response. The guide includes educational programs, opprotunities to engage with your local refugee community and informations about getting involved in advocacy. 

Urge Congress to hold the Burmese military accountable for ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people.

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Latest Updates on Refugees
Jun 20, 2018|Elizabeth Leff
Apr 20, 2018|Rabbi Billy Dreskin
Apr 11, 2018|Rabbi Charles K. Briskin
Rabbi David Saperstein visits a refugee camp in Bangladesh
Mar 28, 2018|Elizabeth Leff
Partner with Congregations in Canada

Many URJ synagogues in Canada are in the process of preparing to welcome Syrian refugees to their community. To support the work of Canadian synagogues responding to the refugee crisis, please email or call RAC Legislative Assistant Elizabeth Leff at 202-387-2800.

Get In Touch

For more information on the North American Immigrant Justice Campaign, contact Congregational Leadership Development Associate Elizabeth Leff at (202) 387-2800.