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Welcoming the Stranger: A Jewish Call to Action for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

With Melanie Nezer, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at HIAS
1827 California Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
United States

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click here to reserve your seat. 
Due to extremely high interest in the program, you may be placed on a waiting list and HIAS will be in touch with you with details by Friday, Sept. 13.

Event Description

Over the last year, the number of refugees and displaced people across the world has grown to more than 70 million – more than any time in history - while here in the U.S., historic protections for refugees and asylum seekers are being eroded.

Join Melanie Nezer, HIAS' Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, for a conversation with Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels of Beth Shir Shalom, Kimberley Plotnik of the ADL, and Robyn Samuels of Leo Baeck Temple. Together, these experts will shed light on HIAS’ advocacy and grassroots organizing efforts at a time when so many people in the Jewish community and beyond are appalled by what’s happening and are looking to learn and do more.


Melanie Nezer
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels
Beth Shir Shalom
Kimberley Plotnik
Western Counsel, ADL
Robyn Samuels
Leo Baeck Temple