Past Events

With more than 65 million refugees and displaced people worldwide, the global refugee crisis is worse than any time in history as victims of persecution and violence around the world flee home in search of safety. Come learn more about this staggering crisis and how the United States is responding. We will also explore the stories of today’s refugees and find ways to weave their stories into our upcoming Passover celebrations, the Jewish people’s retelling of our own journey from oppression to freedom. This interactive program will be facilitated by Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, Director of Education at HIAS, the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee resettlement organization.
Join Mark Hetfield, HIAS President and CEO, Liz Sweet, Managing Attorney, and Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Vice President of Community Engagement as they address the ever-changing political landscape for refugees, the legal challenges to the executive orders, and how you can help.
As part of a film festival promoting positive relationships between neighbors, come to a screening and discussion about FREE MEN, a 2011 film about a group of Muslims in German-occupied Paris who are helping Jews by giving them false certificates.