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Welcome the Stranger: Acting on a Jewish Imperative

October 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

What are synagogues, government agencies, and social service nonprofits doing to support refugee and asylum-seeking populations in our communities? How can I get involved to offer my time, talent, or funds to make a difference in newcomers’ lives?

This two-part program will include an educational panel discussion, moderated by Temple Israel member and American Refugee podcast host Sam Graber, followed by presentations from local organizations that provide resettlement, legal aid, housing, and other services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

Robert Aronson, Immigration attorney and HIAS board chair
Michele Garnett McKenzie, Deputy Director, Director of Advocacy, The Advocates for Human Rights
Rabbi Sim Glaser, Temple Israel
Michelle Rivero, Director of Minneapolis’ Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Guest Organizational Presenters:
Pastor Daniel Romero, Minnesota Interfaith Coalition on Immigration
SJ Holsteen, International Association for Refugees
Christian Ledesma, Wellstone International High School

Presented by: Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Bet Shalom Congregation, Beth El Synagogue, HIAS, Jewish Community Action, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, JCRC of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Mayim Rabim, Mount Zion Temple, National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota, Shir Tikvah, St. Paul Jewish Federation, Temple Israel, Zioness Twin Cities


October 7, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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