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One Book One Community: Among the Living / Among the Refugees

With Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, Director of Education at HIAS
53 Palisade Ave
Emerson, NJ 07630
United States


This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP email Carolyn Ginsberg.

Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 68 million – more than any time in history. In light of this, Congregation B'nai Israel and HIAS are excited to participate in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's monthly One Book One Community program.  In the spirit of learning from the past and rising to the moment, we will engage in a discussion of HIAS' work with refugees in the past, present and future.

Speakers will include:

  • Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, Director of Education at HIAS (keynote speaker)
  • Renee Kuperinsky, B'nai Israel congregant whose family was brought to the US by HIAS
  • Heather Ciociola, CoLeader, NJ Refugee Advocacy Coalition
  • Rabbi Debra Orenstein, Congregation B'nai Israel


Director of Education at HIAS