Please Join Us at Temple Beth El’s
Sabbath Service for Refugees
Friday, October 19 at 7:00 PM at
Temple Beth El 83 Chestnut Street, Oneonta
One of the largest humanitarian crises in human history is affecting more than 68 million people who have fled their homes due to persecution and violence. And, yet, in this moment of unprecedented need and despair, our government is grinding the refugee admissions program to a halt and cutting humanitarian aid. These actions have been widely condemned by major religious organizations across the United States. This is a moment when we must give voice to our values as Americans and stand up for the safety and the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. The history of the Jewish Americans demands our concern for the dignity of refugees.
Join us for the National Refugee Shabbat, a Jewish Sabbath service to include prayers, readings, guest speakers, and music, as we raise awareness and reaffirm our community’s commitment to refugees and humane immigration policies. Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig will open the event. This service is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Ken Sider: email@example.com