Past Events

Join Temple Israel and HIAS for an evening of deepening our understanding about the global refugee crisis. Using the stories of refugees as our primary texts and the words of Psalms as our commentary, we will uncover the multiple layers of loss that refugees experience – of home, employment, culture, loved ones – and reflect on how these experiences inform, but do not limit the people they become. This experiential evening of learning will empower us all to find a path to action on behalf of the world’s refugees using our personal and communal stories of resilience as inspiration.
Today, we are in the midst of the largest global refugee crisis in recorded history. Conflict and persecution are driving millions from their homes, leaving them stateless and vulnerable. In the U.S., recent backlash is threatening America’s legacy as a country that welcomes refugees. Guided by Jewish values and history, HIAS works around the world to protect those refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious and sexual minorities. During the Shabbat evening service, join Mark Hetfield, president and CEO at HIAS, to learn more about the current refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
Using the stories of refugees as our primary texts and the words of Psalms as our commentary, this session will uncover the multiple layers of loss that refugees experience – of home, employment, culture, loved ones – and reflect on how these experiences inform, but do not limit, the people they become. This experiential session will empower participants to find a path to action on behalf of the world’s refugees using our personal and communal stories of resilience as inspiration.

There are more refugees and displaced persons in the world today than at any time since World War II. Conflict and persecution are driving millions from their homes, leaving them stateless and vulnerable. In the U.S., recent backlash is threatening America’s legacy as a country that welcomes refugees. Guided by Jewish values and history, HIAS works around the world to protect those refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious and sexual minorities.

10 Nov
Experienced legal advocates will present on the fundamentals of asylum law and how to effectively prepare an asylum application, legal argument, declaration and supporting evidence. RSVP required.

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