World Refugee Day 2023

Rachel Klein
June 20, 2023
The world is currently facing history’s worst refugee crisis. More than 89 million people have left their homes to escape conflict and persecution, surpassing the previous record of displaced persons after World War II. Refugees—those forced to flee their country for fear of persecution, war, or violence—account for about 27.1 million of displaced people.

World Refugee Day 2022

Rachel Klein
June 17, 2022
Every year on June 20, we honor the resilience and courage of refugees and celebrate their contributions to our communities and to our entire nation. The best way to honor and celebrate refugees is by taking action to make the U.S. a more welcoming place for those seeking safety.

Global Refugee Crisis: Where We Are and How You Can Help

February 24, 2021

As we face the world’s worst global refugee crisis, the United States has failed to do all that it is capable of to support robust refugee resettlement. More than 80 million people worldwide have left home to escape conflict and persecution, surpassing the...

Save One Life, Save the Entire World (Including Yourself)

Rabbi Dan Moskovitz, Temple Sholom, Vancouver BC
May 24, 2019


What is the most “popular” mitzvah?

Tikkun olam, repairing the world.

And, why?

Because of what we learn in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 37a): “Whoever saves a single life is considered by scripture to have saved the whole world.’ Because we are...