Birmingham Temple, 28611 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills will host an evening of readings, music, short talks and conversations during a Sept. 15 Vigil for Refugees.
The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a one-hour program remembering past refugees through a
memorial to Jews on the S.S. St Louis who, in 1939, sent from the U.S. back to the Holocaust, and current refugees from other communities. The vigil will include readings, music, short speeches, poetry and candle lighting by multicultural and inter-generational presenters.
The second part of the evening will include conversations with people from a wide variety of communities—an opportunity to hear of their experiences and perspectives, to learn, to network, to
make plans for further actions. There will be information available about educational and advocacy
efforts planned or in progress.
Guests from the government, religious groups, and social justice organizations are expected to attend.