Past Events

This one-day conference with Shalom Hartman Institute of North America will provide a constructive space for Jews and Muslims to consider the moral obligations and political challenges facing our communities today. Rabbi Jennie Rosenn will be a featured speaker on the subject refugees and immigration, an area of shared concern and complexity. The engaging line up of speakers also includes Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution, and Jonathan Greenblatt of the Anti-Defamation League.
At Tifereth Israel’s Social Action Shabbat, join panelists from HIAS, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Montgomery County Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Neighbors, and others to discuss how to help refugees locally.
Join Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, HIAS’ vice president for community engagement, at Tifereth Israel's MLK Social Action Shabbat, to learn about about the current refugee crisis and to explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
Join the Westchester Refugee Task Force for a special program on the global refugee crisis featuring Chris George, Executive Director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, Riva Silverman, Vice President for External Affairs at HIAS, Susan Smith of the Muslim Peace Fellowship, and Nya Chambang, a refugee from Sudan.
In response to the growing refugee crisis, over 220 congregations around the country have joined HIAS’ Welcome Campaign, making a powerful statement in support of welcoming refugees to the US. Many congregations in the greater Washington, DC area are considering ways to do more, including co-sponsorship of a refugee family. But they have questions: what’s involved in partnering with a refugee resettlement agency? What will we be doing for the family? Do we have the financial and volunteer resources to take this on? Join representatives from congregations who have recently welcomed refugee families to this area, as well as professionals from refugee resettlement agencies, at this informational meeting hosted by HIAS, the 135-year-old refugee organization of the Jewish community. Congregants and clergy are welcome.
Today, we are in the midst of the largest global refugee crisis in recorded history. Join the Steven Wise Temple community and Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, vice president for community engagement at HIAS, to learn more about this humanitarian crisis. Our discussion will explore the United States’ responsibility in addressing the world’s stateless as a country built by immigrants and refugees, and how Jewish values and history call on us to respond.
Join Westchester Jewish Center for a special program on the global refugee crisis, featuring Rebecca Kirzner, HIAS’ director of campaigns; Manny Lindenbaum, Holocaust survivor and former HIAS client; and Ahed Festuk, a pro-democracy activist from Aleppo, Syria, who is seeking political asylum in the United States.

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