The exodus from Egypt was the beginning of the most significant refugee story in Jewish tradition. We retell this story every year at our Passover Seders, but we can derive even deeper meaning from the story by recognizing the plight of contemporary refugees and working for their freedom alongside our own.
HIAS is collecting stories from communities that are incorporating today’s refugees into your communal seders this year. Please let us know if you are doing so, and whether you are using the HIAS Haggadah supplement, too!
With so much at risk for refugees, we encourage your congregation to take action with us during this important time. See below for information on a vigil commemorating the anniversary of the voyage of the S.S. St. Louis, as well as upcoming opportunities to do targeted local advocacy, educational resources and more.
Chag Sameach – wishing you a meaningful Passover.
Program Specialist, Community Engagement
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