Rabbinical students, rabbis, lay leaders and people of all faiths and backgrounds will gather together at the chapel at Terminal 4 at JFK for a morning of prayer and Torah learning to offer spiritual support for those refugees who are yearning to reach our shores.
The Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 10, tell us that “you must love the stranger, for you were a stranger in the land of Egypt.” Whether it be fleeing Egypt or Spain, the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem or the destruction of European Jewry in the Holocaust, as Jews, we are unfortunately all too familiar with what it is like to be a refugee. As current and future leaders of the Jewish community, we want to offer our prayers and our Torah learning to serve as a source of strength for those at deepest risk, for the refugees who seek shelter in the land of the free, the United States.
8:00 a.m. – prayer in the chapel at JFK Terminal 4, which is on the 4th floor of Terminal 4, all the way to the left.
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Torah learning in the chapel. Rabbis and rabbinical students will be available to facilitate; participants are also invited to bring their own study materials.
12:30 p.m. – a short ceremony which will take place just outside of terminal 4.
For more information, email Daniel Atwood or call him at 551-404-8046.