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.
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.
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Latest Updates on Refugees
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 Talia Kaplan at 202-387-2800.
President Trump has issued an executive order halting admission of all individuals, whether immigrants, refugees, or visitors, from certain "terror-prone countries" until the administration can implement a program for "extreme vetting."