Refugee Shabbat Havdallah

October 20, 7:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Am

Join IKAR, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Temple Beth Am, and other LA congregations for a special event at the close of National Refugee Shabbat.

We'll celebrate Havdalah. Then, Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer of HIAS will teach on the status of the refugee crisis and the Jewish response, and locally-settled former refugees will share their stories. After the speaker program, we will enjoy delicious Syrian fare catered by new arrival chefs, the Kanjo family, and enjoy live music reflecting immigrant nationalities that enrich out community.

We're collecting $15 per person to contribute toward the meal prepared by the Kanjo Family, formerly refugees from Syria.

In addition, we encourage you to bring diapers or school and art supplies for locally refugee families supported by the Tiyya Foundation. Or you can order items on Amazon and have them delivered directly to Tiyya from their Amazon wishlists.

Please RSVP in advance so we can ensure enough food for everyone.

RSVP here!

The Social Action Committee
Jo Ann Colker-Arison, TBA Board Member
Michael Becker, TBA Board Member
Nancy Goldstone, One LA

Gilda Nassir, Pressman ECC Parent Association
Lia Mandelbaum, TBA Director of Programming & Engagement
Sara Onufer, Pressman ECC Parent Association
Amir Orbach, JLC Director
Paula Pearlman, One LA
Susie Pretsky, Pressman Hesed Committee
Tyson Roberts, Refugee Taskforce
Kathy Rosenblatt, Refugee Taskforce
Rabbi Matt Shapiro, TBA Clergy
Dianne Shershow, JWW/Operation PB&J/Habitat for Humanity
Reut Sklar, TBA Teen Council
Rabbi Chaim Tureff, Pressman Academy

Quick Contacts

Lia Mandelbaum

Titles: Director of Programming and Engagement
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 215

Ariana Shane

Titles: Membership Coordinator, Assistant to the Executive Director
Phone Numbers:
Work: 310-652-7354 ext. 223