Spreading Stories of Welcome on World Refugee Day

Rachel Landman
June 30, 2016

Earlier this month on June 20, we joined with groups around the world in observing World Refugee Day, a day to shed light on the plight of refugees. During the Shabbat before World Refugee Day we read the second parashah in the book of Numbers, Parashat Naso.

Responding to the Refugee Crisis: Refugees Welcome

Rachel Landman
May 19, 2016
Since the beginning of 2016, over 50 pieces of anti-refugee legislation have been introduced on the state and federal level, as anti-refugee sentiment has increased throughout the country. At the beginning of this year, we successfully pushed back against the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act (H.R.4038),

Joining Together As Children of Abraham to Welcome Refugees

Rabbi Stephen Wise
April 25, 2016
The Syrian refugee crisis has dominated the news since the beginning of Syria’s bloody civil war in 2011, which so far has killed 250,000 people and created a staggering four million refugees. For communities of faith, the answer was obvious even before the picture of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the Mediterranean surf generated headlines worldwide: we must do what we can to help bring them to a safe and welcoming home. But, what was not so obvious was the steps we needed to take to make our hope a reality.