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Rodfei Tzedek Action Projects

Updated: Feb 1

Refugee Shabbat February 10!

In partnership with HIAS, we will dedicate Shabbat learning to expanding our understanding of Jewish insights regarding refugees and the current context.

On Shabbat, February 10 at PSJC:

  • During Shabbat morning services, our Rabbinic Fellow Talia Kaplan will give a d'var Torah in which she will frame issues of refugee resettlement through the lens of the week's Torah portion, Mishpatim.

  • At 1:00 PM, Merrill Zack, HIAS Vice-President for Community Engagement and Executive Director of HIAS NY will join us in-person to provide an update on the

  • evolving landscape for refugees and asylum seekers, current advocacy priorities, and how PSJC members can help advance these priorities and the wellbeing of migrants in our community and beyond.

  • We will also be joined by Rebecca Press, Senior Counsel at Central American Legal Assistance and Co-Founder of Co-Counsel NYC. Rebecca has worked with NYC's immigrant communities for over two decades and will be able to answer questions about the situation of migrants in New York City and legal service providers' responses to their legal needs.

This event is open to the community; please invite friends and neighbors interested in immigration and refugee issues. Contact Laura Wolff ( and

Rachel Danzing ( with any questions.

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