Syria and Beyond: A Jewish Response to Today’s Refugees
This event is free and open to the public.
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. 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.