Welcome Campaign

The HIAS Welcome Campaign is an action network uniting congregations across the United States in response to the largest refugee crisis in human history. Based in our Jewish values and history, Welcome Campaign congregations raise awareness, advocate for and welcome and assist refugees into their local communities.

(Gili Getz for HIAS)

Statement by Welcome Campaign Congregations

We, Jewish congregations and communities from around the country, are signing onto HIAS’ Welcome Campaign as an affirmative statement in support of welcoming refugees to the United States.

With over 100 million people displaced from their homes worldwide, we see the plight of contemporary refugees as simultaneously an alarming global crisis and an issue that resonates very deeply with Jewish history and values. Throughout history, the Jewish people have been forced to flee persecution and seek safety in other lands. Throughout history, we have been refugees. Today, inspired by the biblical injunction to “welcome the stranger,” our communities call upon the government of the United States to rise to the leadership that this crisis warrants.

Individually, we, the congregations on this list, are taking action in a variety of ways including: educating others about refugees, advocating with elected officials, holding events and programs, raising money to support refugees, building partnerships and helping refugees in our local communities.

Together, we, the congregations on this list, comprise a powerful Jewish voice in support of refugees worldwide.

Once, we helped refugees because they were Jewish. Today we help refugees because we are Jewish.

Is your synagogue one of the more than 500 below, already signed onto the campaign? If not, ask your congregation to sign up now!

Participating Congregations

Temple Emanuel of Tempe, Tempe
Congregation M’kor Hayim, Tucson
Kol Ami, Tuscon

A Path With Heart, Laguna Woods
Adat Ari El, Valley Village
Am Tikvah, San Francisco
B’nai Israel Jewish Center, Petaluma
B’nai Horin, Los Angeles
Beth Chayim Chadashim, Los Angeles
Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica
Beyt Tikkun Synagogue, Berkeley
Coastside Jewish Community, Half Moon Bay
Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara
Congregation B’nai Israel, Sacramento
Congregation B’nai Israel, Tustin
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek
Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley
Congregation Bet Haverim, Davis
Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills
Congregation Beth David, San Luis Obispo
Congregation Beth El, Berkeley
Congregation Beth Emek, Pleasanton
Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City
Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco
Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto
Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood
Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon
Congregation Mishkon Tefilo, Venice
Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati
Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
Congregation Ohr Tzafon, Atascadero
Congregation Rodef Shalom, San Rafael
Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
Congregation Shomrei Torah, Santa Rosa
Cool Shul, Los Angeles
HaNefesh, Irvine
IKAR, Los Angeles
Jewish Gateways, Albany
Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont
KehillahSF, San Francisco
Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades
Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles
Lev Eisha, Santa Monica
Mosaic Law Congregation, Sacramento
Or Shalom Jewish Community, San Francisco
Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center, Pasadena
Peninsula Temple Beth El, San Mateo
Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame
Shir-Ha-Ma’alot, Irvine
Sinai Temple, Los Angeles
Stephen Wise Temple, Los Angeles
Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks
Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge
Temple Akiba, Culver City
Temple B’nai Hayim, Sherman Oaks
Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach
Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles
Temple Beth David of Orange County, Westminster
Temple Beth El, Aptos
Temple Beth El, Riverside
Temple Beth El South Orange County, Aliso Viejo
Temple Beth Emet, Anaheim
Temple Beth Israel, Pomona
Temple Beth Israel, Redding
Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
Temple Emanu-El, San Diego
Temple Emanu-El, San Jose
Temple Etz Hayim, Thousand Oaks
Temple Isaiah, Lafayette
Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles
Temple Isaiah, Palm Springs
Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles
Temple Israel of Long Beach
Temple Israel, Alameda
Temple Kol Tikvah, Woodland Hills
Temple Shalom of the South Bay, Hermosa Beach
Temple Sinai of Glendale
Temple Sinai, Oakland
The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, Newport Beach
The Shtibl Minyan, Los Angeles
Tifereth Israel, San Diego
Torah of Awakening, Berkeley
University Synagogue, Irvine
University Synagogue, Los Angeles

Beth Ami – CO Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Boulder
Beth Israel Congregation, Greeley
Congregation B’nai Chaim, Morrison
Congregation B’nai Torah, Westminster
Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder
Congregation Har Hashem, Boulder
Congregation Rodef Shalom, Denver
Temple Micah, Denver
Temple Or Hadash, Ft. Collins
Temple Sinai, Denver

Beth David Synagogue, West Hartford
B’nai Israel of Southbury
B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom, Bloomfield
Congregation Beth El, Fairfield
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel, New Haven
Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford
Congregation for Humanistic Judaism of Fairfield County, Westport
Congregation Mishkan Israel, Hamden
Congregation Or Shalom, Woodbridge
Congregation Shir Ami, Greenwich
Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties, Ridgefield
Emanuel Synagogue, Avon
Temple Beth El, Stamford
Temple Beth Hillel, South Windsor
Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison
Temple Bnai Israel, Willimantic
Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, Orange
Temple Sinai, Newington
Temple Sinai, Stamford
United Jewish Center, Danbury

Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington

Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, Fort Myers
Bet Shira Congregation, Miami
Congregation B’nai Israel, Gainesville
Congregation Beth Adam, Boca Raton
Congregation Beth Am, Tampa
Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, Boca Raton
Jacksonville Jewish Center, Jacksonville
Temple Beth El, Boca Raton
Temple Beth El, Hollywood
Temple Beth El, St. Petersburg
Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key
Temple Beth Or, Miami
Temple Beth Shalom, Sarasota
Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Beach
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
Temple Israel, Tallahassee
Temple Israel, West Palm Beach
Temple Judea, Miami
The Community Free Synagogue, Fort Meyers

Ahavath Achim, Atlanta
Congregation Bet Haverim, Atlanta
Shearith Israel, Atlanta
Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell
Temple Kehillat Chaim, Roswell
Temple Sinai, Atlanta
The Temple, Atlanta

Am Yisrael, Northfield
Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, Evanston
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah, Wilmette
Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago
Congregation Beth Am, Buffalo Grove
Congregation Beth Shalom, Glenview
Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard
Congregation Rodfei Tzedek, Chicago
Emanuel Congregation, Chicago
Hakafa, Chicago
Har Zion West Suburban Temple, Oak Park
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston
KAM Isaiah Israel, Chicago
Kol Hadash  Humanistic Congregation, Deerfield
Makom Solel Lakeside, Highland Park
Mishkan Chicago, Chicago
North Shore Congregation Israel, Chicago
Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion, Oak Park
Secular Jewish Community and School (SJCS), Oak Park
Sukkat Shalom, Wilmette
Temple Jeremiah, Northfield
Temple Judea Mizpah, Skokie
Temple Sholom, Chicago

Beth Shalom, Bloomington
Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Fort Wayne

Congregation Emanu-El, Wichita
Temple Israel, Overland Park
The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, Overland Park

Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Louisville
Keneseth Israel, Louisville
Temple Shalom, Louisville

Touro Synagogue, New Orleans

Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, Rockland
Beth Israel, Brunswick
Congregation Bet Ha’am, South Portland
Congregation Beth El, Bangor
Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland
Temple Beth El, Augusta

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Bethesda
Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community, Beallsville
B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville
B’nai Israel, Easton
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore
Beit Tikvah, Baltimore
Bet Aviv, Columbia
Beth Am Synagogue, Baltimore
Beth Chai Congregation, Bethesda
Beth Israel, Salisbury
Bethesda Jewish Congregation, Bethesda
Bolton Street Synagogue, Baltimore
Columbia Jewish Congregation, Columbia
Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Potomac
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda
Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac
Congregation Or Chadash, Damascus
Kol Shalom Synagogue, Rockville
Ohr Kodesh, Chevy Chase
Oseh Shalom, Laurel
Shaare Tefila, Olney
Shirat HaNefesh, Chevy Chase
Temple Beth Ami, Rockville
Temple Emanuel, Kensington
Temple Isaiah, Fulton
Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore
Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase
Tikvat Israel Congregation, Rockville

Beit Ahavah, Florence
Beth El Temple Center, Belmont
Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, Sudbury
Congregation B’nai Israel, Northampton
Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westboro
Congregation B’nai Torah, Framingham
Congregation Beth Israel, Lawrence
Congregation Beth Israel, North Adams
Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, West Newton
Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Brookline
Eitz Chayim, Cambridge
Havurat Shalom, Andover
Kahal B’raira, Cambridge
Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven
Ohabei Shalom, Brookline
Shir Hadash, Newton
Temple B’nai Brith, Somerville
Temple Beth Avodah, Newton
Temple Beth El, Springfield
Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
Temple Beth Shalom, Melrose
Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
Temple Beth Zion, Brookline
Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley, Lowell
Temple Emanuel, Newton Center
Temple Emeth, Chestnut Hill
Temple Emunah, Lexington
Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, West Roxbury
Temple Isaiah, Lexington
Temple Israel of Natick
Temple Israel, Boston
Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon
Temple Reyim, Newton
Temple Shalom, Newton
Temple Shir Tikvah, Winchester
Temple Sinai, Brookline
Temple Sinai, Marblehead
Temple Tiferet Shalom, Peabody

Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Congregation, Ann Arbor
Beth Israel Congregation, Ann Arbor
Congregation B’nai Moshe, West Bloomfield
Congregation Shaarey Zedek, East Lansing
Jewish Cultural Society, Ann Arbor
Kehillat Israel, Lansing
Or Tzafon, Suttons Bay
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Hills
Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor
The Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, Farmington Hills

Adath Jeshurun, Minneapolis
Bet Shalom Congregation, Minnetonka
Beth Jacob Congregation, Mendota Heights
Little Minyan, Rochester
Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul
Or Emet, Minneapolis
Shir Tikvah, Minneapolis
Temple Israel, Minneapolis

Congregation B’nai Amoona, St. Louis
Congregation Kol Ami, Kansas City
Congregation Shaare Emeth, St. Louis
Kol Rinah, St. Louis

Glacier Jewish Community-B’nai Shalom, Kalispell

Beth El Synagogue, Omaha
South Street Temple, Lincoln

Temple Israel

Adath Emanu-El, Mount Laurel
Adath Shalom, Morris Plains
Ansche Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick
Beth Am Shalom, Lakewood
Beth Shalom, Aberdeen
Bnai Keshet, Montclair
Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton Junction
Congregation Beth Sholom, Teaneck
Congregation B’nai Israel, Basking Ridge
Congregation B’nai Israel, Rumson
Congregation B’nai Jacob, Jersey City
Congregation Beth El, South Orange
Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit
Congregation Beth Tikvah, Marlton
Congregation Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead
Congregation Kol Ami, Cherry Hill
Congregation M’kor Shalom, Cherry Hill
Congregation Ohr Shalom – SJCC, Summit
Congregation Shomrei Emunah, Montclair
Glen Rock Jewish Center, Glen Rock
Har Sinai Congregation, Pennington
Marlboro Jewish Center, Marlboro
Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls
Nafshenu, Cherry Hill
Shomrei Torah, Wayne
Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston
Temple Beth Am, Parsippany
Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough
Temple Beth-El, Jersey City
Temple Beth Sholom, Cherry Hill
Temple Beth Shalom, West Orange
Temple Emanu-El, Westfield
Temple Emeth, Teaneck
Temple Har Shalom, Warren
Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield
Temple Sha’arey Shalom, Springfield
Temple Sinai of Cinnaminson
Temple Sinai, Summit
Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains
The Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes
The Jewish Center, Princeton
United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken

Congregation Albert, Albuquerque
Temple Beth-El, Las Cruces
Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe

Ansche Chesed, New York
B’nai Jeshurun, New York
Bay Ridge Jewish Center, Brooklyn
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, White Plains
Bet Torah, Mount Kisco
Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, Tuxedo Park
Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Brooklyn
Brotherhood Synagogue, New York
Central Synagogue, New York
Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth, Rockville Center
Community Synagogue of Rye, Rye
Congregation B’nai Yisrael, Armonk
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York
Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn
Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany
Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye
Congregation Gates of Heaven, Schenectady
Congregation Habonim, New York
Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel, Port Chester
Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains
Congregation Mount Sinai, Brooklyn
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York
Congregation Sons of Israel, Briarcliff Manor
Congregation Tehillah, Bronx
Darkhei Noam, New York
East End Temple, New York
East Midwood Jewish Center, Brooklyn
Flatbush Jewish Center, Brooklyn
Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Dobbs Ferry
Hebrew Congregation of Somers, Shenorock
Hebrew Institute of White Plains, White Plains
Israel Center for Conservative Judaism, Fresh Meadows
Jewish Congregation of New Paltz
Kane Street Synagogue, Brooklyn
Kol Hai Hudson Valley Jewish Renewal, Ulster Park
Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives, Brooklyn
Lab/Shul, New York
Larchmont Temple, Larchmont
Mishkan Ha’am, Hastings-on-Hudson
New City Jewish Center, New City
Ohav Shalom, Albany
Park Avenue Synagogue, New York
Park Slope Jewish Center, Brooklyn
Pelham Jewish Center, Pelham Manor
Pleasantville Community Synagogue, Pleasantville
Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom, Brooklyn
Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Plandome
Reform Temple of Rockland, Upper Nyack
Romemu, New York
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, Scarsdale
School for Creative Judaism, Brooklyn
Shaaray Tefila, Bedford Corners
Shaarei Tikvah, The Scarsdale Conservative Congregation, Scarsdale
Society for the Advancement of Judaism, New York
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, New York
Temple Avodah, Oceanside
Temple B’rith Kodesh, Rochester
Temple Beth Abraham, Tarrytown
Temple Beth Am of Northern Westchester, Yorktown Heights
Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Chappaqua
Temple Beth El, Great Neck
Temple Beth El, Oneonta
Temple Beth Elohim, Brewster
Temple Beth Emeth v’ohr Progressive Shaari Tzedek, Brooklyn
Temple Beth Jacob, Newburgh
Temple Beth Shalom, Hastings-on-Hudson
Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn
Temple Beth-El, Ithaca
Temple Beth-El of City Island
Temple Concord, Binghampton
Temple Emanu El, Rochester
Temple Emanu-El, East Meadow
Temple Emanu-El, New York
Temple Emanu-El, Utica
Temple Isaiah, Great Neck
Temple Israel Center, White Plains
Temple Israel of New Rochelle, New Rochelle
Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Croton-on-Hudson
Temple Israel of the City of New York,
Temple Israel Reform Congregation, Staten Island
Temple Israel, Albany
Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York
Temple Sinai, Rochester
Temple Sinai, Saratoga Springs
Temple Tikvah, New Hyde Park 
The Chatham Synagogue/Netivot Torah, Chatham
The Community Synagogue, Port Washington
The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, Forest Hills
The Village Temple, New York
Town & Village Synagogue, New York
Union Temple of Brooklyn
Vassar Temple, Poughkeepsie
West End Synagogue, New York
Westchester Jewish Center, Mamaroneck
Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale
Wild Seeds of Torah, New Paltz
Woodlands Community Temple, White Plains

Congregation Beth HaTephila, Asheville
Congregation Beth Israel, Asheville
Beth El Synagogue, Durham
Beth Meyer Synagogue, Raleigh
Havurat Tikvah, Charlotte
Judea Reform Congregation, Durham
Kehilah Synagogue, Chapel Hill
Temple Beth Or, Raleigh
Temple of Israel, Wilmington

Adath Israel, Cincinnati
Beth El – The Heights Synagogue, Cleveland Heights
Beth Israel- The West Temple, Cleveland
Congregation Agudas Achim, Bexley
Congregation Beth Adam, Loveland
Congregation Beth Tikvah, Worthington
Congregation Tifereth Israel, Columbus
Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati
Kehilat Sukkat Shalom, Columbus
Northern Hills Synagogue, Cincinnati
Park Synagogue, Pepper Pike
Rockdale Temple, Cincinnati
Temple Israel, Canton
Temple Sholom, Blue Ash
The Valley Temple, Cincinnati

Emanuel Synagogue, Oklahoma City
The Synagogue | Congregation B’nai Emunah, Tulsa

Beit Haverim Congregation, Sherwood
Congregation Beth Israel, Portland
Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland
Congregation Shir Tikvah, Portland
Havurah Shalom, Portland
Temple Beth Israel, Eugene

Adath Israel, Merion Station
Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park  
Beth David Reform Congregation, Gladwyne  
Beth El Temple, Harrisburg  
Beth Samuel Jewish Center, Ambridge
Chisuk Emuna Congregation, Harrisburg  
Congregation Beth Israel of Media
Congregation Brith Sholom, Bethlehem
Congregation Dor Hadash, Pittsburgh  
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford  
Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia  
Congregation Shaarei Shomayim, Lancaster
Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations, Roslyn
Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia  
Jewish Children’s Folkshul, Wyncote  
Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood  
Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia  
Old York Road Temple Beth Am, Abington  
Or Hadash, Fort Washington  
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park  
Shir Ami Congregation, Newtown
Society Hill Synagogue, Philadelphia  
Temple Beth El, Allentown
Temple Beth Israel, York  
Temple Beth Shalom, Mechanicsburg  
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, Philadelphia  
Temple Hesed, Scranton
Temple Ohev Sholom, Harrisburg  
Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh  
Tiferet, Pittsburgh
Tzedek v’Shalom, Newtown

Temple Beth-El, Providence
Temple Emanu-El, Providence
Temple Habonim, Barrington
Temple Sinai, Cranston

Congregation Beth Yam, Hilton Head
Jewish Spiritual Renewal of Hilton Head

Beth Sholom Synagogue, Memphis
Congregation Micah, Brentwood
Heska Amuna Synagogue, Knoxville
Temple Israel, Memphis
The Temple, Nashville

Congregation Beth Israel, Austin
Congregation Beth Israel, Houston
Congregation B’nai Israel, Galveston
Congregation B’nai Zion, El Paso
Congregation Kol Halev, Austin
Temple Beth Shalom, Austin
Temple Chai, San Antonio
Temple Emanu-El, Dallas
Temple Shalom, Dallas

Chavurah B’Yachad, Salt Lake City
Congregation Kol Ami, Salt Lake City

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Burlington
Woodstock Area Jewish Community – Congregation Shir Shalom, Woodstock

The Hebrew Congregation, St. Thomas

Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria
Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria
Congregation Adat Reyim, Springfield
Congregation Etz Hayim, Arlington
Congregation Or Ami, Richmond
Kol Ami of Northern Virginia, Annandale
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Reston
Temple Beth El, Richmond
Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church
The Den Collective, Arlington

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, Seattle
Congregation Beth Israel, Bellingham
Congregation Beth Shalom, Seattle
Congregation Emanu-El, Spokane
Congregation Kol Ami, Woodinville
Congregation Kol Shalom, Bainbridge Island
Herzl-Ner Tamid, Mercer Island
Kadima Reconstructionist Community, Seattle
Kavana Cooperative, Seattle
Kol HaNeshamah, Seattle
Temple Beth Am, Seattle
Temple Beth El, Tacoma
Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Olympia
Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle

Adas Israel Congregation
Congregation Bet Mishpachah
DC Minyan
Fabrangan Havurah
Hill Havurah
Kehila Chadasha
Sixth and I Synagogue
Temple Micah
Temple Sinai
Tifereth Israel
Tikkun Leil Shabbat
Washington Hebrew Congregation

Beth Hillel Temple, Kenosha
Beth Israel Center, Madison
Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, Milwaukee
Congregation Shir Hadash, Milwaukee
Congregation Sons of Abraham, La Crosse
Hillel Milwaukee, Milkwaukee
Shaarei Shamayim, Madison
Temple Beth El, Madison

Mount Sinai, Cheyenne

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