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Seeing the Global Refugee Crisis Through a Jewish Lens

  • Congregation Shaare Zedek 212 West 93rd Street New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)

Presented by the Shaare Zedek Social Action team with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)

Join us after kiddush lunch to learn with HIAS and hear a panel discussion exploring the current political and social challenges of immigrants and refugees in the US. Panelists will explore the personal experiences, both historical and contemporary, of people who fled persecution, or worse, and sought refuge in the U.S.

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Our featured speaker is Isabel Burton, the director of community engagement programs at HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees whose lives are in danger for being who they are. At HIAS, Isabel provides a pathway for the American Jewish community to act in support of refugees through public events, volunteer and educational opportunities, and grassroots advocacy. Prior to joining HIAS, Isabel worked in non-profit management, community organizing, and community development both in congregational settings and in agencies in the US and UK. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Oxford University and a Masters in International Development from the University of London, UK. Isabel lives with her family in Brooklyn.

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Social Action at Shaare Zedek seeks to educate, advocate, and act in support of immigrants and refugees. For more information, please contact Roz Paaswell.