Welcoming Refugees: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment

by HOLLY ROSEN FINK, WORLD JEWRY SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR

Over the past year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 65 million – more than any time in history. Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people. This is made all the more critical by the recent Executive Orders barring refugees from the United States and the Administration’s reduction of the number of refugees admitted to the United States in 2018 to an unconscionably low number.

Please join Isabel Burton, Director of Community Engagement Programs at HIAS, the global Jewish non-profit that protects refugees whose lives are in danger for being who they are, to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand. We will also hear from members of the local organization, Neighbors for Refugees, about what they are doing to help refugees and find out concrete ways we can all help now.

Questions: Holly Rosen Fink at holly_rosen@yahoo.com.

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