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Rebecca's Tent

Rebecca’s Tent is a seasonal (November to March) women’s homeless shelter located in the lower level of Congregation Shearith Israel.

Congregation Shearith Israel created Rebecca’s Tent, formerly the Shearith Israel Shelter, in 1983 in response to the growth of homelessness in Atlanta. It was one of the first women’s shelters in the City of Atlanta and the first homeless shelter housed in a synagogue in the United States. Since its founding, the Shelter has provided shelter and supportive services to over 1,200 homeless women.



The shelter will be open this season from November 4, 2019 to March 14, 2020.


what we do:

Over the years, Rebecca’s Tent has grown far beyond providing basic shelter to homeless women. Now there is an emphasis on working with residents to find and maintain steady employment as well as on teaching financial management to help them succeed at independent living. Shelter services also include a clean bed, three hot meals, shower and laundry services, case management, empowerment workshops, resume, and computer and interview coaching.


how to get involved:

For more information about Rebecca’s Tent and volunteer opportunities available, including wish-list items, please visit

Tasho Wesley, Executive Director



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