On the 6th night of Chanukah 2018—Erev Shabbat is the Sabbath day, the Day of Rest, and is observed from Friday night through Saturday night. Is set aside from the rest of the week both in honor of the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. On Shabbat, many Jews observe prohibitions from various activities designated as work. Shabbat is traditionally observed with festive meals, wine, challah, prayers, the reading and studying of Torah, conjugal relations, family time, and time with friends., December 7th—we invite you to join American Jewish World Service, the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network* and concerned Jews across the U.S. and the world to unite in solidarity against the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people of Burma.
In August 2017, the Burmese military launched its campaign of ethnic cleansing against this long-persecuted community, forcing more than 700,000 Rohingya women, men and children to abandon their homes and flee to refugee camps across the border in Bangladesh. Our shared history of persecution calls upon us to tell their story and work toward a just resolution to this conflict.
Join us by dedicating the 6th candle on the 6th night of Chanukah to the Rohingya people. Together, Jews will illuminate our support for the Rohingya people and share their stories for our communities to hear. Download the PDF below.
The American Jewish World Service (AJWS) was founded in 1985 by American Jews who wanted to join together as global citizens to help some of the poorest and most oppressed people around the globe. Donate to support AJWS’s efforts to help the Rohingya people here.