24 2023

TBE - Refugee Shabbat

6:00PM - 7:30PM  

Temple Beth-El 400 S. Pasadena Ave.
St. Petersburg, FL

Contact Tovah Feld

Refugee Shabbat, which will take place on March 24, 2023, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals in the United States and around the world to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. The fastest-growing European refugee crisis since World War II is still ongoing. People seeking asylum are being turned away at borders around the world. And this year, for the first time ever, the total number of displaced persons globally is over 100 million. This is a critical moment for all of us to reaffirm and redouble our support for refugees and asylum seekers.

At this year's Refugee Shabbat, we will learn about RAMWI (Refugee & Migrant Women's Initiative) and RAMWI's Sew Much Hope Project.

Guest Speakers:
Florence Ackey, Founding Executive Director of RAMWI
Courtney Erickson, Director of Social Enterprise, RAMWI, and Co-Founder, Sew Much Hope Project

RAMWI's mission is to enhance the lives of refugee and migrant women in the community by providing and opportunity to heal, engage with others while learning the skills necessary to become self-sustainable, organize, and advocate for themselves.

The Sew Much Hope Project is the collaborative social enterprise program of RAMWI in which women work together to sew and then sell high-quality women's accessories and home decor items. The Project is designed to make refugee and migrant women feel empowered in their abilities, healed through the power of connecting with other women, rooted in their new home, and proud of refugee and migrant women's contributions to our local economy and the greater community.

CLICK HERE for information on RAMWI

CLICK HERE for information on the Sew Much Hope Program