April 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
Join us for an abbreviated hour-long Shabbat service. The Torah reading will be handled entirely by the Jawer family — thank you, Mike, Gabrielle, and Bradley!
The weekly parsha is VaYikra, which gives its name to the entire third book of the Bible — Leviticus, or perhaps better put, The Call to Service.
We’ll be discussing the Call as it has manifested in our own time in the issue of immigrants and refugees.
Leading the discussion will be our own members Toby Greenwald and David Siegel who have much to say on the topic. Toby was a refugee after World War II and David served for several years in the first Obama Administration as the Acting Director for the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Recently Kol Ami joined the call by HIAS (formerly the Hebrew Immigrant and Assistance Society) to join their Welcome Campaign as an affirmative statement in support of welcoming refugees to the United States. In addition, the 33 Kol Amites who voted, voted unanimously to declare Kol Ami a DMV Sanctuary congregation.
Come learn a lot, ask questions, and get equipped for a lively refugee discussion at your own Seder.
Please bring a dairy vegetarian dish to share. We’ll be in the Chapel.