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February 2020

Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly

Sunday, February 2, 2020
1:00 pm3:00 pm
Shalom Austin JCC
 Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly

After almost three years of attacks on the U.S. refugee and asylum programs, the number of refugees entering the country has dramatically slowed and asylum-seeking families have been torn apart at our southern border. At this time of unprecedented need, the U.S. is failing to meet a basic obligation to victims of war, terror, torture, and persecution. Now our community is taking a stand.

Join HIAS, Refugee Services of Texas, elected officials, refugee speakers, policy and legal experts, community leaders, and the Austin Jewish community, to sound a rallying cry to the leadership of our country that we must continue to welcome people who are seeking refuge. Hope to see you there!

Shalom Austin JCC
Dell Jewish Community Campus
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX 78731

Sunday, Feb 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm

1:00-2:00pm: Speaking Program
2:00-3:00pm: Volunteer and Advocacy Fair where participants can connect with volunteer opportunities, advocacy initiatives and other ways to take action.

This event is free and open to the public. Please reserve your spot.

Convened by HIAS - the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee organization - in partnership with a planning committee comprised of nine Austin Jewish congregations and organizations.

Fundraiser Night at Giovanni's Italian Kitchen

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
4:00 pm9:00 pm
5733 Crowley Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76134
Fundraiser Night at Giovanni's Italian Kitchen

Join RST from 4:00pm-9:00pm on Wednesday, February 5th at Giovanni's Italian Kitchen to enjoy AMAZING food while also supporting our work in the community!

15% of sales go to RST!

Take a night off from cooking at home and invite your friends and family to an incredible meal.

CANCELED: TCU Day One Film Screening + Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
6:30 pm9:00 pm
Texas Christian University Sid W. Richardson, Lecture Hall 2
CANCELED: TCU Day One Film Screening + Panel Discussion


Join Refugee Services of Texas in partnership with TCU Discovering Global Citizenship for a special screening of the documentary Day One, followed by a panel discussion!

Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30PM
Texas Christian University
Sid W. Richardson, Lecture Hall 2

Refreshments will be served, no tickets required but let us know to save you a seat... register today!

Austin Marathon

Sunday, February 16, 2020
7:00 am8:00 am
Congress & 2nd Ave Downtown Austin, Texas
Austin Marathon

Run for a cause and join RST's team for the Austin Marathon!

Choose your event and set up your crowdrise donation page.

Lamar Middle School Refugee Night

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
5:00 pm7:00 pm
6201 Wynona Ave, Austin, TX 78757
Lamar Middle School Refugee Night

The 6th grade English Language Arts students of Lamar Middle School will be displaying their creative talents after reading the novel Refugee by Alan Gratz. Students were asked to create an original piece to reflect their thoughts and feelings after reading the novel.

Please join us for a night of reflection while celebrating these incredible students’ drive to help local refugees!

$5 suggested donation at the door, all proceeds go to RST!