Temple Rodef Shalom – Refugee Welcome Dinner
The violence in Syria has produced the largest refugee crisis in the world, with nearly five million people forced to flee since the conflict began. While the number of Syrians being resettled in the US is relatively small, they are coming. They need help to feel welcome in our communities. In the current climate, they receive plenty of messages to the contrary. On Thursday, June 2, we will have the opportunity to gather with a group of Syrian families now living in the Washington and Baltimore areas. We will hear their stories, share a meal with them and perhaps even help them with a lead for employment. Most of all, we will give them a message of welcome, on behalf of our own congregation and others in the larger community who will gather with us. This evening is planned in cooperation with Temple Rodef Shalom, McLean Islamic Center, the Syrian American Council, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the Greater Washington Muslim Jewish Forum.
We cannot accommodate walk-ins at this event. See full calendar HERE
RSVP by Tuesday, May 31. No refunds after May 31.
Contact: Cookie Mandell, email@example.com