With more than 65 million refugees and displaced people worldwide, the global refugee crisis is worse than any time in history as victims of persecution and violence around the world flee home in search of safety. Come learn more about this staggering crisis and how the United States is responding. We will also explore the stories of today’s refugees and find ways to weave their stories into our upcoming Passover celebrations, the Jewish people’s retelling of our own journey from oppression to freedom. This interactive program will be facilitated by Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer, director of education at HIAS, the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee resettlement organization.
LOCATION: Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington D.C.
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Please join us for Avodah DC 2017 Partners in Justice as we honor three outstanding social justice leaders, who have worked to change the lives of people affected by injustice.
Partners in Justice is our most visible social event of the year, bringing together Avodah Corps Members, alumni, placement agency representatives and supporters. Guests will enjoy a reception with the honorees, followed by a kosher dinner and inspirational program including music by SongRise. The funds raised at this enchanting event will go a long way to support and further Avodah’s mission.
Event Co-Chairs: Nan Aron, Bernie Arons, David Goldston and Rabbie Esther Lederman
LOCATION: Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW, Washington, D.C.