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Israel, Refugees, and Responsibility--

REFUGEE AND MIGRANT PROGRAM
FRI FEB 23 DURING SERVICES

February 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

West End Synagogue, HIAS, and New Israel Fund present:
Israel, Refugees, and Responsibility

In 1951 Israel was among the first states to sign the UN Refugee Convention protecting the rights of persecuted people to cross borders in search of asylum. It was unimaginable that persecuted people would flee to Israel. What’s more, that these people would be non-Jewish, African and Muslim was unfathomable. But just as unfathomable as most of Israeli history is, this is exactly what transpired.

Join Tamara Newman, Director of International Relations at the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, to talk about refugees in Israel and what our responsibilities are, if any, towards them.  Please RSVP rsvp [at] westendsynagogue.org (HERE) if you plan to attend.   To learn more and become a member of the Facebook group "Jews for Refugees" visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1180039398716328/

Contact

190 Amsterdam Avenue (at 69th Street)
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 579-0777
Fax: (212) 579-2669
Email: admin [at] westendsynagogue.org
Affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, Reconstructing Judaism
 

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