Program on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Immigrants
October 21 @ 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.
|3:00 PM||Volunteer opportunities fair|
|3:30 PM||The American Jewish Immigration Experience: Restriction, Deportation 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 PM||Refreshments and information on getting involved|
|5:10 PM||Advocacy Break Out Sessions|
Advocacy Break Out Session Details:
- Building Relationships and Becoming an Effective Advocate for Immigrants and Refugees with Your Elected Officials
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 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm