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.