Special Events

HIAS National Refugee Shabbat

HIAS’ National Refugee Shabbat is an opportunity for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. This special Shabbat has even gone international with communities in Canada, and Europe, and around the world, taking part.

Despina Kartson

Ms. Kartson shared her experiences with us on December 3, 2019. She is also the author of Last Night’s Soup Run: Feeding the Hungry and the Homeless, a memoir about the often-overlooked homeless population. Her book includes first-person accounts that offer a glimpse into the lives of those struggling every day with poverty and hunger. Through her book, she hopes to inspire others to help the hungry and homeless.

Purim Mitzvah

Partake in one of the four Purim Mitzvot: March 10, 2020 pack non-perishables for Community Services (CSA) following the Purim Spiel.

Cooking with Mahnaz

Special cooking class with Mahnaz Ghafoor. Stay tuned for the date! Mahnaz relocated to the US through HIAS and Interfaith Council for New Americans Westchester in 2017. She is teaching Afghani cooking classes to small groups. She will provide light appetizers while three groups prepare a 3-course meal to be shared together at the end of the lesson.