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Program on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Immigrants

October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Part of HIAS National Refugee Shabbat

There is no cost to attend, but attendees are requested to bring a new coat to be given to recently arrived refugees to the US through JFS refugee resettlement program. For more information on this program and what kind of items are needed, click here.
There will also be opportunities to donate to HIAS and the NWIRP immigration hearing bail bond program.

Programming Schedule:

3:00 PMVolunteer opportunities fair
3:30 PMJewish Immigrants in America and the Boundaries of Whiteness
With Professor Devin Naar, Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Washington
4:45 PMRefreshments and information on getting involved
5:10 PMAdvocacy Break Out Sessions


Advocacy Break Out Session Details:

  • Effective Ways to Engage with Elected Officials in Our Work
    Led by Max Patashnik, Director of Government and Community Relations at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
  • What do Jewish sources have to say about immigration and refugees?
    Led by Rabbi Lauren Kurland, Director of Student Engagement at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington and educational consultant.
  • Letter Writing Workshop
    Participants will send letters to elected officials and children in detention. Organized by Beth Shalom’s immigration and sanctuary group and the Social Action Committee.


October 21, 2018
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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