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HIAS Jews For Refugees Assembly

Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, February 2nd, from 1:00PM-3:00PM for the Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly at Shalom Austin JCC.

After almost three years of attacks on the U.S. refugee and asylum programs, the number of refugees entering the country has dramatically slowed and asylum-seeking families have been torn apart at our southern border. At this time of unprecedented need, the U.S. is failing to meet a basic obligation to victims of war, terror, torture, and persecution.

Come sound a rallying cry to the leadership of our country that we must continue to welcome people who are seeking refuge. Join elected officials, refugee speakers, policy and legal experts, community leaders, HIAS, and the Austin Jewish community to be a part of the powerful Jewish voice in support of today’s refugees and asylum seekers. Hope to see you there!

This event is convened by HIAS and a planning committee representing nine Austin congregations and organizations. A partial list of co-sponsors at date of publication is includes ADL Austin, Austin Jews For Justice, Congregation Agudas Achim, Congregation Beth Israel, NCJW, Shalom Austin, Temple Beth Shalom, Congregation Shir Ami, Texas Hillel, Ladies Let’s Talk, Caritas, American Gateways, Refugee Services of Texas and Catholic Charities Central Texas, Casa Marianella, IACT, RAC-Texas.

Location: Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center
Fees: Free to attend, register in advance
Contact: Bettie Forman bettieforman@gmail.com
Calendar: Jewish Austin Community Event Calendar
Category: Special Event
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