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The Refugee Crisis: The Jewish Response

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018
Time: 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Temple Beth Sholom
4144 Chase Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140 Map
Contact: For more information, call 786.866.8486.

The Refugee Crisis: The Jewish Response

Monday, January 15th, 6:45 pm
at Temple Beth Sholom, 4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach

Featured Speakers

Melanie Nezer, HIAS Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, HIAS Educator for Community Engagement

Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, Program Chair

We are living through one of the largest refugee crises in human history. As Jews, the issue of refugee resettlement is particularly important. Our rabbis teach us that no fewer than 36 times the commandment of protecting the rights of the powerless and the stranger is repeated in the Torah (Bava Metzia 59a).

Our historical experience roots this obligation in our own stories, as we personally know the vulnerability and isolation of those without home or place.

Join us for this important program as we explore:

• The nature of this refugee crisis.
• How we can respond as Jews and speak about this issue in an informed way.
• How we can advocate for the United States’ Refugee Resettlement Program and talk about what was a bipartisan issue in an increasingly politically polarized environment.
• How we can respond as synagogues and faith communities.

We hope this evening will be the beginning of the formation of a local faith-based task force to work together to address the human tragedy we are facing.

The program will include specific advocacy efforts and open conversations about what we can do together.

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