The Jewish value of welcoming the stranger is mentioned at least 36 times in the Torah. It’s also reflected in Rabbi Hillel’s statement, ‘If I am only for myself, who will be for me?” Our historic refugee experience should make us acutely sensitive to the plight of others, including the Afghans who have just escaped persecution in their home country. This event will provide global and local perspectives on current and ongoing ways to welcome the stranger.
Mark Hetfield, President & CEO, HIAS
Bojana Zorić Martinez, Program Director, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Bureau of Refugees
Becca Schwartz, Resettlement Director, Jewish Social Services of Madison
RSVP/Registration Required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcemgqTgvGtTjaoZxkwfjmzHnerF84DgG
PRESENTED BY WISCONSIN JEWS FOR REFUGEES & CO-SPONSORS:
Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, NCJW-Milwaukee Section, Congregation Shir Hadash
Mon. November 1, 2021