Getting Involved & Special Events


Tikkun Leil Shabbat has exciting happenings coming up and has ways to get involved!

This Thursday, 14 September 2017, TLS is co-sponsoring an event: 

My People Were Refugees Too 

TIME: 6:00 pm

UPDATE: Our exact location will be the grassy area across from the Jefferson Library of Congress, near the Capitol Visitors Center. Closest intersection: corner of Independence Ave SE and First St SE.

Soon many will celebrate the Jewish new year, with apples, honey, and wishes for a sweet year ahead.

Yet around the world, 65 million refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced people are in search of safe haven. And in our own country, anti-refugee rhetoric and policies have been gaining steam.

In the coming weeks, the US government is going to make crucial decisions about how many refugees can rebuild their lives here in the coming year. (Learn more about the Presidential Determination here:https://www.hias.org/blog/video-brief-history-presidential-determination)

At this critical moment, we cannot stand idly by. We must show our country’s decision makers how deeply we care about welcoming refugees.

Join HIAS for a timely public action by the U.S. Capitol (exact location to be announced), where we will:
· Urge our leaders to bring at least 75,000 refugees to the US next year
· Tell refugees’ personal stories and raise greater awareness of the global refugee crisis through interactive education
· Hand out honey sticks and encourage others to take action for refugees

This event is organized by HIAS’ 20s/30s action network in Washington, DC. To get involved, fill out this form and be sure to check off “Advocacy”:www.hias.org/dcinvolvement

HIAS is the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee resettlement and protection agency. www.hias.org

COME TELL OUR LEADERS: LET’S MAKE IT A SWEET NEW YEAR FOR REFUGEES



****TLS has a Tachlist, or group of volunteers who assist with setting up and leading TLS services. If you would like to get involved in the Tachlist, please email tikkunleilshabbat at yahoo dot com.







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