Dear <<Title>> <<Last Name>>,
Thank you to all the Welcome Campaign congregations involved with HIAS’ National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees. In New York City, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, nearly 1,000 people braved the sleet to raise up a powerful call for refugees. In Washington DC, 600 people came together for a Havdalah service and to hear from refugee and community leaders. And in communities across the country - in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, Kenosha, Boston, Chicago and so many more - we rallied together in support of the safety and dignity of refugees. By day’s end, 20 actions had taken place, attended by thousands of Jews and allies making their voices heard.
Read more about the Rally for Refugees in New York, watch our video of the NY rally, and don’t miss our round-up and slide show of the many sister-actions that took place around the country. If there is an action missing from the list, please let me know!
To everyone who participated or supported the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees, thank you. The day provided us with a visual snapshot of what the Jewish movement for refugees looks like, and it is deeply inspiring. You are an important reminder that our community will not stand idly by while our country turns its back on refugees.
There are now over 300 Welcome Campaign congregations - do take a look at our new Welcome Campaign page where you can see them all on a map! Let’s build on the momentum of the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees, and on all of your education, advocacy, service and tzedakah efforts. Some next steps are laid out below.
Yours in partnership,
Program Specialist, Community Engagement
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