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Join the Jewish response to the refugee crisis.



Once We Were Strangers: Speaker and Marketplace

With Merrill Zack, Vice President of Community Engagement at HIAS
1809 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517
United States


This event is free and open to the public.

Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 68 million - more than at any time in history. Because of our experiences and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to these most vulnerable people. Join us to learn more about Jewish displacement in history and the current global refugee crisis, and explore how Jewish values call on us to respond.

10:00am: Guest Speaker from HIAS
Merrill Zack, Vice President of Community Engagement at HIAS, will discuss the global refugee crisis and how Jewish text, history and experience continues to call us to respond with further conversations.

11:00am: Marketplace & More
The Social Hall will be transformed into a Lower East Side Marketplace complete with vendors, food demos, a TBS American Immigrant Wall of Honor, Pre-Ordered Lunch, Hebrew School’s Immigration Interview Project, and more.


Merrill Zack
Vice President of Community Engagement at HIAS